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The Buffalo section of the American Society for Quality Control will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a conference Nov. 2 in the Grand Island Holiday Inn. The event, which runs from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature nine seminars on topics such as work teams, product quality standards and total quality management. Tickets are $85 per person and must be paid in advance.

The keynote speaker will be Harald Haller, who will discuss "The Role of the Quality Professional in the 1990s and in the Future."

This year, ASQC is celebrating the birth of the organized quality movement in 1946 in Buffalo. It all began during World War II with the establishment of Industrial Quality Control, a trade journal published by the former Society of Quality Control Engineers and the University at Buffalo. The first editor, UB professor Martin A. Brumbaugh is credited with using the journal to influence the engineers' society to join forces with the Society for Quality Control to create the present ASQC. The group currently has 136,000 members worldwide, including 1,100 locally.

For more information, call Bernie Serrianne of Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems at 439-2823.

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