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Minutes 11-May-10

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Post 12 May 2010, 09:23

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Southern Tier Chapter
Head Mechanics Association

• Meeting held at Johnson City Transportation Department.
• In attendance: Bill Hawk (Windsor CSD) / Mark Kozina (UECSD) / Randy Clark (JCCSD) / Dan Adrian (LBS) / Allen Card (OACSD retired) / Cliff Halliday (OACSD) / Tom Gillette (Gillette’s Elect. Supply) / Ken Gillette’s (Gillette’s Elect. Supply)
• Cliff brought our meeting to order by introducing our meetings sponsor, Tom Gillette of Gillette’s Electrical Supply Co.
• Tom explained their alternator and starter rebuild business and their desire to enter into the school bus market. New and rebuilt component warranty policies were also discussed and explained at this time.
• Tom asked those in attendance about their needs as far as type, usage, concerns and problems typical to the school bus market and received much feed back. This led to much discussion about the electrical demands and requirements for modern electronically controlled school bus systems. Some of those systems being engine, Transmission, Body control modules etc.
• Tom also reaffirmed the fact battery grounds and grounding circuits are now more important than ever, as slight variances in resistance as well as spikes in voltages can cause many problems.
• Ken Gillette then touched on the subject of industry trends. Some of these are digital charging systems, 24 and 36 volt systems etc.
• This brought Gillette’s presentation to a close at which time chapter business as well as general discussion took place.
• All are reminded that chapter elections will be held at our next meeting on June 8th. 10am Johnson City Trans. facility. We look forward to seeing you there.
• This concluded our meeting at approximately 11:45am.

Cliff Halliday
HMA So. Tier Chapter

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