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AIST Recognized at Trade Show Executive's (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit
PITTSBURGH, 12 June 2014 — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) was honored at the "TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit" on 20–22 May 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Ill., USA. TSE honored the 50 fastest-growing shows of 2013 in each of three metrics: net square feet of paid exhibit space, number of exhibiting companies and total attendance. Thirteen "Grand Awards" were presented to the elite organizers who outperformed the roughly 11,000 other expositions (non-profit and for profit) held in the U.S. each year.

Glenn A. Pushis, Vice President and General Manager, Steel Dynamics Inc. — Flat Rolled Division, Appointed AIST President for 2014—2015
PITTSBURGH, 9 May 2014 — Glenn A. Pushis, vice president and general manager, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Rolled Division, Butler, Ind., USA, has been appointed president of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) for 2014–2015. He succeeds past president, Terry G. Fedor II, executive vice president –  U.S. Iron Ore Operations, Cliffs Natural Resources, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Mark D. Millet Named Steelmaker of the Year at AISTech 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, 6 May 2014 — Mark D. Millett, president and chief executive officer of Steel Dynamics Inc.,was named “Steelmaker of the Year” at AISTech 2014 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, managed by The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). The Steelmaker of the Year Award is presented annually by AIST to recognize notable leaders and their contributions to the steel industry.

Mark D. Millet of Steel Dynamics Inc. Named 2014 AIST Steelmaker of the Year
PITTSBURGH, 3 April 2014 — Mark D. Millett, president and chief executive officer, Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), will be named "Steelmaker of the Year" at AISTech 2014 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, managed by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). The Steelmaker of the Year Award is presented annually by AIST to recognize notable leaders for their impact on the steel industry.

AIST Announces Winners of Student Marketing Video Contest
PITTSBURGH, 3 April 2014 —The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is pleased to announce the winners of "The Real Steel" Marketing Video Challenge Contest. The contest, sponsored by the AIST Foundation, challenges university and high school students to create three-minute videos promoting careers within the steel industry, while highlighting environmental consciousness, energy conservation, technological advancements and safety awareness.

Association for Iron & Steel Technology Dedicates Digital Library to Kent D. Peaslee

PITTSBURGH, 26 March 2014 — In recognition of his commitment to the Association for Iron & Steel  Technology (AIST), and his passion for ensuring that future generations of the steelmaking community would  have access to a vast repository of technical articles, AIST has dedicated the AIST Digital Library to Dr. Kent D.  Peaslee. 

Leading Steel Executives Debate Industry's Key Issues at AISTech 2014 Town Hall Forum

PITTSBURGH, 3 March 2014 — A panel of the steel industry’s most influential executives will take part in a moderated discussion at the AISTech Town Hall Forum on Wednesday, 7 May at 8:30 a.m. in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind., USA.

Industry Leaders Chosen for Significant Contributions to AIST and the Global Iron and Steel Industry 
PITTSBURGH, 3 March 2014 — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) recognizes, through peer reviews, the active leadership and significant contributions of individuals or companies to AIST and the global iron and steel industry. The Board of Directors Awards and Recognition Program serves to highlight those who have improved and advanced the steelmaking process, as well as challenging their colleagues to continue, and even exceed, the technological and developmental gains spotlighted by these achievements.

AIST Foundation Announces Young Professional Program
PITTSBURGH,  19 February 2014 — The AIST Foundation Board of Trustees approved funding for a pilot program designed to get more young professionals, ages 30 and younger, actively involved in the steel industry. The program aims to attract these young professionals to the world’s largest annual technology forum for steel manufacturing, with the objective to enhance their professional network and improve their problem-solving skills.

Steel Dynamics Inc.'s Mark D. Millett to Address Attendees at AISTech 2014 —The Iron & steel Technology Conference and Exposition
PITTSBURGH,  19 February 2014 — Mark D. Millett, president and chief executive officer of Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), will present a keynote address at the AIST President's Award Breakfast on Tuesday, 6 May at 8 a.m. in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind. Hosted by the AIST president, Terry G. Fedor II, the President's Award Breakfast program will consist of the presentation of prestigious association-level awards, including AIST's Steelmaker of the Year.

2013–2014 FeMet Curriculum Development Program Selects Grant Recipients
PITTSBURGH, 6 February 2014 The Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation's Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today (FeMET) Initiative's goal is to increase the number of students studying metallurgy and materials science in North America and to increase the number of such students electing to pursue careers in the iron and steel industry upon graduation.

Don B. Daily Memorial Fund Selects 2013 – 2014 Recipients
PITTSBURGH, 3 December 2013  — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation and the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) are proud to announce the 2013–2014 recipients of the Don B. Daily Memorial Fund to Promote Steel Industry Safety and Health. The fund was created to commemorate the life and industry service of Don B. Daily, a compassionate man who truly cared about the safety of all employees working in the steel industry. His enduring mark on the steel industry of North America has been the establishment of numerous safety and health initiatives that have significantly improved the workplace.

Registration Opens for AISTech 2014 - Steel's Premier Technology Event with 15% Discount
PITTSBURGH, 2 December 2013 — Today the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) opens registration for AISTech 2014 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition and is offering a 15% discount on all conference registrations prior to 31 January 2014. AISTech 2014, North America’s largest annual steel conference and exposition, will be held at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind., USA, on 5–8 May 2014 and is expected to attract close to 6,000 attendees from across the globe. 

AIST Announces December Publication of the Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel®, 11th Edition, Flat Products Volume
PITTSBURGH, 25 October 2013  — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is proud to announce the 
upcoming release of The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel®, 11th Edition, Flat Products Volume. This edition, to be published December 2013, outlines the progress made during the last 25 years in the scientific and technical know-how required for production of high-quality flat products. 

2013–2015 FeMET, StEEL and Premier Scholarship Recipients Announced
PITTSBURGH, 26 September 2013  — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation’s Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today, or FeMET Initiative, and Steel Engineering Education Link, or StEEL, scholarship program, both aimed at attracting top talent to the North American steel industry, have awarded scholarships of US$5,000 to third-year students from leading North American colleges for the 2013–2015 academic years. Each scholarship includes a paid internship at a North American steel company during the summer and a second scholarship of US$5,000 in the student’s fourth year based on satisfactory academic and internship performance. The Premier Scholarship is awarded to the top-scoring FeMET and StEEL applications received, and includes a US$10,000 scholarship and a paid internship with a North American steel company.

AIST Italy Steel Forum 2013: Economy, Technology, Leadership
PITTSBURGH, 26 September 2013  — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) highlights important issues for today’s steel industry during a two-day forum at the Pomini Tenova Conference Center in Castellanza, Italy, on 26–27 September 2013. The event benefits individuals involved in the production and processing of iron and steel in Italy and the surrounding region. The AIST Italy Steel Forum is intended to complement regional steel programming, while fulfilling AIST’s mission to advance steel technology through education and the creation of important peer networks for our industry.

AIST Foundation Announces Junior Faculty Award to Honor Dr. Kent D. Peaslee
PITTSBURGH, 26 September 2013  — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundationhas announced a new award to honor the legacy of the recent AIST president who passed away unexpectedly in May 2013. The new Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award will provide funding to increase the number of untenured engineering professors with a vested interest in iron and steel. Specifically, the grant objectives are:

• encourage junior faculty at North American universities to become better informed about the steel industry;
• encourage students to pursue careers in the iron and steel industry;
• provide seed money for steel-related research projects;
• develop relationships between university and industry personnel.

AIST Foundation Raises US$1.3 Million for Steel Industry Programs
PITTSBURGH,  23 September 2013  — The AIST Foundation board of trustees is pleased to announce it has raised more than US$1,300,000 during the 2013 annual fund drive in support of its mission to ensure the iron and steel industry of tomorrow will have a sufficient number of qualified professionals. The AIST Foundation board of trustees thanks its many benefactors for their generous contributions, including: ArcelorMittal, Cliffs Natural Resources, CMC Americas, Gerdau, Hatch, Nucor Corp., SSAB, Steel Dynamics Inc. and United States Steel Corporation. Other significant donors to the campaign included the AIST Northeastern Ohio and Pittsburgh Member Chapters. The overall campaign included a Matching Funds Challenge from the AIST Board of Directors, which contributed US$650,000 to the effort.

AIST Foundation Announces Junior Faculty Award to Honor Dr. Kent D. Peaslee
PITTSBURGH,  26 August 2013  —  The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation has announced a new award to honor the legacy of the recent AIST president who passed away unexpectedly in May 2013. The new Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award will provide funding to increase the number of untenured engineering professors with a vested interest in iron and steel. Specifically, the grant objectives are:

• encourage junior faculty at North American universities to become better informed about the steel industry;
• encourage students to pursue careers in the iron and steel industry;
• provide seed money for steel-related research projects;
• develop relationships between university and industry personnel.

Terry G. Fedor II, Vice President — U.S. Iron Ore Operations, Cliffs Natural Resources, Appointed AIST President for 2013-2014
PITTSBURGH, 9 May 2013 — Terry G. Fedor II, U.S. Iron Ore Operations, Cliffs Natural Resources, Bentleyville, Ohio, USA, has been appointed president of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) for 2013–2014. He succeeds past president, Kent D. Peaslee, F. Kenneth Iverson Steelmaking
Chair, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Mo., USA.

Chung Joon Yang of Posco Named 2013 AIST Steelmaker of the Year
PITTSBURGH, 3 April 2013 — Chung Joon Yang, chairman and chief executive officer of POSCO, will be named “Steelmaker of the Year” at AISTech 2013 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, managed by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). The Steelmaker of the Year Award is presented annually by AIST to recognize notable leaders for their contributions to the steel industry.

Leading Steel Executives Debate Industry's Key Issues at AISTech 2013 Town Hall Forum
PITTSBURGH, 12 March 2013 — A panel of the steel industry’s most influential executives will take part in a moderated discussion at the AISTech Town Hall Forum on Wednesday, 8 May at 8:30 a.m. in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA.

Allegheny Technologies, Inc.'s Richard J. Harshman to address attendees at AISTech 2013 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition
20 February 2013 — Richard J. Harshman, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI), will present a keynote address entitled, “Specialty Metals: Creating Value Through Relentless Innovation in a Dynamic, Global Industry,” at the AIST President’s Award Breakfast on Tuesday, 7 May at 8 a.m. in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. Hosted by the AIST President, Kent D. Peaslee, the President’s Award Breakfast program will consist of the presentation of prestigious association-level awards, including AIST’s Steelmaker of the Year.

The AIST Foundation Announces Junior Faculty Award
4 February 2013 — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation has created the AIST Foundation Junior Faculty Award to increase the number of younger engineering professors with a vested interest in the iron and steel industry.

AIST Announces CVS Technologies as AISTech 2013 Global Event Sponsor
30 January 2013 — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is proud to announce CVS Technologies as the Global Event Sponsor for AISTech 2013 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, 6–9 May 2013. AISTech 2013, North America’s largest annual steel conference and exposition, is expected to attract close to 10,000 attendees from across the globe.