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10th Annual Refrigeration Awareness Day

Sponsored by the Northern Plains Chapter of RETA


May 17, 2017


Holiday Inn

5637 State Hwy 29 S

Alexandria, MN 56308


We serve “To enhance the professional development of Industrial Refrigeration and Technical Engineers”

 Attending a monthly RETA meeting may fulfill you companies P.S.M. continuing education requirement. Gain (personal development hours) to retain certifications.

*Education*Efficiency *Development


If you need a room and reserve it before April 21, you will save approx. 15%.  We will be using the same format as we have in the past years, an opening speaker, breakout sessions, and a closing speaker.

The day will include breakfast, lunch, and door prizes. We also have the drawing for the grand door prize and the $500 drawings for attending the monthly RETA meetings.

Break out session topics are: Active Desicacant Dehumidification presented by TJ Robinson from Munters Industrial, Engineering Basics presented by Paul Anderson from Cool Air Mechanical, PSM topic presented by Bill Lape from Dean Foods, Calibrating Leak Detectors presented by Norris McElrath from Cool Air Incorporated, Preventing Hydraulic Shock presented by Bob Lind from Gartner Refrigeration, Glycols presented by Dan Chudecke from Mulcahy, Semi-hermetic Pump Tear Down presented by Brian Dudley from Teikoku, and Mechanical Integrity presented by Andrew Fiala from SCS Engineering. The training will be helping everyone with the KISS method, Keeping Systems Safe. The training sessions will count towards required PDH credits for the CIRO, CARO, and CRES certified induvial.

The opening speaker will be John Kriesel, which is a Motivational and Inspirational Speaker who served in our Military, overcame several obstacles with a positive attitude and a large story to tell.                    

The closing Speaker is Todd Metsker who is the National President of RETA. Todd brings with him several years of experience in the refrigeration field and along with the years of membership in the RETA organization.

Thank you for your interest in our Refrigeration Awareness/Safety Day. If you have any questions feel free to contact Tim at 218-255-2234 or e-mail him at

A $40 donation is requested for each person that attends.

Make checks payable to:  Northern Plains RETA Chapter, and mail to:

Northern Plains Chapter of RETA

% Tim Kohrs

PO Box 47

Menahga, MN 56464


This year we can take credit card for payment for your donation. We can do it in advance or at the door. To pay in advance contact Bret Swanson at 612-747-1119 (Bret has a new number from last year). He will take your information and you will get a receipt e-mailed back to you within minutes of the transaction.


We also will be having our 11th annual golf tournament at Geneva Golf Course in Alexandria on May 18th, 2017. The donation requested is $100 per golfer. This will pay for golf, lunch, and cart. The tee time is scheduled for 10:00am.


 24th Annual Salinas Valley Ammonia Safety Day


May 25, 2017


Salinas Sports Complex

1034 N. Main St

Salinas, CA 93906



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Kansas City 9th Annual Region 7 Ammonia Safety Day


June 01, 2017


Kansas City Kansas Community College

7250 State Ave

Kansas City, KS 66112


$35 per Attendee


This event is designed for continual growth and new topics each year.  If you are in operations, safety, compliance, supervisor, technicians, mechanic, or manager this event is for you.  If interested in sponsoring please contact us, have available breakfast sponsorship, lunch sponsorships, and general sponsors.

Topics covered for 2017:

  • Screw Compression and Oil Separation
  • Non-Condensable gasses and Purgers
  • OSHA Update
  • EPA Update
  • Mechanical Integrity and Non-Destructive Testing Techniques (NDT)
  • Ammonis Safety

Click here to register today

Ohio Chapter Safety Day


July 21, 2017


Columbus State Community College Conference Center

550 East Spring St.

Columbus, OH 43215



Lanier Tech & RETA Atlanta Chapter

ASTI Ammonia Safety Day


August 18, 2017


Lanier Technical College

2990 Landrum Education Dr

Building 300

Oakwood, GA 30566


$20 General Admission

OSHA, EPA, Police, Fire Personnel FREE


We have an agenda that has a strong vision for developing a higher-functioning team relationship between industry, public safety, and governmental planners/regulators. The overall message for the agenda will be focused on preventing accidents and emergency events by “preventing them ALL, or stopping them SMALL!”


Attendees will Receive a Certificate from ASTI for 8hrs of Ammonia Safety Training.





2017 RETA National Regional Conference


September 26-29, 2017


Hershey Lodge

325 University Dr

Hershey, PA 17033


Topics and Hands-On - We are taking this to heart by offering attendees a truly robust program full of a variety of topics, including Technical Sessions in the areas of Compliance, Engineering, Manufacturing & Operations. Hands-On sessions will also be available, as well as Manufacturer Specific Sessions.

Certification and Training - Attendance accrues RETA professional development hours (PDH) applicable to maintaining RETA certification. Earn up to 15 RETA PDH from the Conference program or up to 28 RETA PDH with a combination of the Refrigeration Review Course and Conference program. RETA PDH may be applied toward CIRO, CARO, CRES and RAI certification maintenance.

Exhibitors, Guest Programs and more - Besides educational tracks and the review and certification program, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss and exchange information, meet vendors in the field through the exhibition & Hot Point Tracks, and attend events like the RETA Business Lunch, Rumble, & Awards Banquet.


Please check back soon for further details



Click here for Information specific to ASTI Safety Days

    Ammonia Safety Day Goals - Participants Will:

    • Understand the properties of ammonia
    • Understand the threats, hazards and managing risks of ammonia
    • Learn operating and maintenance techniques
    • Learn practical steps to prevent injury when working on an ammonia system
    • Meet the local emergency responders and enforcement personnel that regulate the industry
    • Make new friends
    • Find new resources

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      Yuma Civic Auditorium

      1440 W Desert Hills Dr

      Yuma, AZ 85365


      Ammonia is a vital chemical to our modern lives - come learn to respect this chemical, and to appreciate it 

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