ESD ASSOCIATION North Central Chapter
The North Central Chapter is a professional voluntary association founded in 1987 by six people with a mission to promote networking and the exchange of technical information on common electrostatic discharge related subjects. From those first six members, the North Central Chapter membership has grown and now averages more than one hundred  members throughout Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota.

Today, chapter members include Engineers, Technicians, Production Management, Quality Assurance and Reliability, Research, Sales and Marketing, Education, and Purchasing professionals. Our chapter members find the help and resources they need through educational programs, technical discussions, facility tours, and active networking during quarterly meetings. Also, the chapter's newsletter, Common Ground, covers chapter activities and a review of the technical discussion held during the previous quarterly meeting. You may also learn more by reading the Chapter Bylaws.
ESDA Overview
North Central Chapter members receive notification of Chapter activities that occur throughout the year. The Chapter meets four times a year, and most meetings are held at member companies. The North Central Chapter supports the National Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA) through regional tutorials and national standards involvement.

Benefits of Membership:
  • Notification of Chapter meetings
  • Meetings are held at member sites and include tours of ESD areas
  • Chapter meetings typically have an ESD related presentation
  • Vendor days and tutorials are supported and sponsored by the Chapter
  • Networking with other ESD professionals
  • Quarterly newsletter published to inform members of Chapter activities
  • Quarterly updates on national standards and other pertinent activities
For additional information or to join the North Central Chapter:
Please contact the Membership Chairperson:
Bernard Reiland
651-426-4829 or 651-414-5477 (work)

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Mark your calendar for the December ESD North Central Chapter meeting!
TR53 – Compliance Verification. How to determine that your ESD controls are working.

When: Tuesday December 16th
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Meeting starts at 4:30

Where: Seagate - Bloomington
7801 Computer Ave. Gate 5
Bloomington, MN 55435

Topic: TR53 – Compliance Verification

Putting controls in place is essential for an effective ESD control program. However, once they have been installed, it is critical that they are tested on a regular basis to verify that they are still functioning as designed. Last meeting we discussed the changes to ANSI/ESD S2020. This meeting we will discuss TR53 – Compliance Verification and the testing requirements necessary for a quality ESD control program that is compliant to ANSI/ESD S2020

Please RSVP to Craig Zander by December 12 with Name, Company and Citizenship. A photo ID will be required for entrance into the facility.