My father, Lee Doyle, took several courses at Copperweld Steel during the time he worked there. The first two were from the the Metals Engineering Institute. The certificates are dated June 22 and October 15, 1959. Dad would would have been working at Copperweld for about 18 years by that time. I assume he took the courses after he became a foreman.
The first course was "Elements of Metallurgy" and the second was "Heat Treatment of Steel." I could find no information about the courses
themselves. I believe they were offered in the offices of
Copperweld and that he went early to work or stayed late. I don't
remember him studying a textbook at home but it's possible he
did, or studied at work.
The Metals Engineering Institute was (and still is) a division of the
American Society for Metals, currently known as ASM International. Internet research tells me that the ASM
was created in 1913. Its
headquarters are in Metals Park or Materials Park (depending on which
resource one uses), Ohio. The Park is home to the world's largest
open-air geodesic dome.
ASM International's website is thorough but doesn't have information about the Metals Engineering Institute's courses in 1959. Further information about ASM can be found in Scientific, Technical, and Related Societies of the United States at Google Books.
this link is a little information about the Industrial Information Institute, Inc. It seems to have been an organization local to Mahoning and surrounding counties. I was unable to find reliable information about The Human Engineering Institute, Inc. (With so much information available on the internet I am often surprised that, when researching my ancestors, I'm unable to locate information. So it goes.)
There in one other course my father took at Copperweld Steel. I'll leave that for a separate post.
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