|Business Forecast Dinner Meeting — January 2013
The AIST Southern California Member Chapter hosted its annual business forecast meeting at the California Steel Industries cafeteria on Thursday, 10 January 2013. Toshiyuki “Ted” Tamai, president and chief executive officer, California Steel Industries, presented the forecast. There were 64 attendees at the dinner.
Holiday Golf Outing and Dinner Dance — November 2012
On Saturday, 17 November, the Southern California Member Chapter hosted their annual holiday golf outing and dinner dance at the La Quinta Resort & Spa in La Quinta, Calif. The event was held in conjunction with AIST’s Leadership Conference and the Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101 training course. There were 87 golfers who participated in the outing and more than 137 attendees at the dinner dance. Dinner dance entertainment was provided by the Rockit Scientists.
Dinner Meeting — October 2012
On Thursday, 18 October, the Southern California Member Chapter hosted a dinner at the California Steel Industries cafeteria in Fontana, Calif. Vilupanur A. Ravi, professor and chair, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department of California State Polytechnic University, was the keynote presenter for the evening. Fourteen people attended the meeting.
Golf Outing – September 2012
The Southern California Member Chapter hosted a golf outing on Friday, 7 September 2012, at the Jurupa Hills Country Club in Riverside, Calif. There were 131 attendees at the outing. The chapter also donated $1,500 to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. In addition, the 50/50 raffle was donated to Relay for Life for an additional $1,012. During the event, chapter leadership for the 2012–2013 year was discussed, and the announcement was made that the chapter will again be offering its Member Chapter and Engineering scholarships for $1,500 each.
Vendor Fair – May 2012
On Thursday, 17 May 2012, the AIST Southern California Member Chapter hosted its annual vendor fair at the California Steel Industries cafeteria in Fontana, Calif. There were a total of 26 vendors at the vendor fair. This year, more attendees supported the vendors and suppliers than ever before, including companies that had not been represented in years past. Proceeds from the event will benefit the AIST Southern California Member Chapter Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2011.
Student Project Presentation Dinner Meeting – April 2012
The Southern California Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting with student presentations on Thursday, 19 April at the California Steel Industries cafeteria in Fontana, Calif. There were 60 people present at the meeting, which was a great turnout. Presentations included: “Aluminide Coatings on 304 Stainless Steel,” by Shaghik Abolian, Thomas Krenek, Stephanie Salas, Kevin Smith and Armen Kutyan; “Hot Corrosion of Nickel-Chromium Alloys,” by Nicholas Agee-Acosta, Brian Wozniak, Armando Coronado and Obed Villalpando; “Aqueous Corrosion of Advanced Titanium Alloys,” by Warintra Chantrjaroen, Carlos Beecher and Amina Razzak; and “Aluminum-Based Ceramic Composites,” by Antonio Jauregui, Harut Anjunyan, John Kessler and Mary Ann Pham. All of the presentations were made by students from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
2012 Western Conference – March 2012
The AIST San Francisco, Northwest and Southern California Member Chapters joined together for the biannual AIST Western Conference. This year’s event was hosted by the San Francisco Member Chapter. The event was held on 1–2 March 2012 at the Marriott San Francisco Union Square in sunny San Francisco, California. There were 73 full conference attendees. The event opened on Thursday, 1 March with a golf outing at the Harding Park Golf Course, which hosted 52 golfers. There was also a plant tour at USS-POSCO Industries in Pittsburg, Calif., with 25 attendees. A welcome reception was held that evening and featured vendor exhibits from 17 participating companies. Friday’s program opened with a gathering in the vendor display area for breakfast. After breakfast, technical paper sessions were held and lasted through the afternoon. Eight technical papers were presented from USS-POSCO Industries, AirClean Technologies, Nucor Steel Seattle Inc. and California Steel Industries. That evening, a dinner was held and featured a keynote presentation by Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics. Mr. Thornberg’s presentation was entitled, “Recovering From the Recovery.” Also at the dinner, the AIST Reliability Achievement Silver Award was presented to USS-POSCO Industries by Colleen Reeves, chair of AIST’s Maintenance & Reliability Technology Committee. John Cox accepted the award. AIST Executive Director Ron Ashburn was also in attendance and gave a brief overview of AISTech 2012 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition. The San Francisco Member Chapter would like to thank the sponsors, attendees, vendors and presenters who helped make this year’s event a success. The Northwest Member Chapter will host the next Western Conference in 2014.
Business Forecast Dinner Meeting – January 2012
The Southern California Member Chapter hosted their annual business forecast at the California Steel Industries cafeteria on Thursday, 12 January 2012. The 2012 Steel Industry Forecast was presented by Vicente Wright, president and chief executive officer of California Steel Industries. The dinner was also “significant other” night. Attendees were encouraged to bring their significant others to the dinner and experience an AIST Member Chapter meeting. There were 75 attendees at the event.
Holiday Golf Tournament and Dinner Dance – December 2011
The Southern California Member Chapter hosted its annual golf outing and holiday dinner dance on Saturday, 3 December 2011 at the Doral Desert Princess in Cathedral City, Calif. The afternoon golf outing had 72 golfers, which was a 10% increase over the previous year’s event. The reception and dinner hosted more than 129 people. The dinner dance attendees danced the evening away to the Rockit Scientists.
Dinner Meeting – October 2011
On 20 October 2011, the Southern California Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the California Steel Industries cafeteria in Fontana, Calif. There was a presentation by Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals, given by Tim Tess and Danny Trani. They discussed how CSI gets its slabs from the harbor, describing how ships are loaded, discharged and loaded onto slab cars for delivery to CSI. Also at the dinner, Jay James, Southern California Chapter secretary-treasurer, was presented with the 2011 Southern California Chapter Outstanding Service Award. Mr. James’ wife, Beverly, surprised him by attending the momentous occasion. There were 55 people at the event.