Material Handling


Schedule

10–12 October 2017 • The Seelbach Hilton Louisville • Louisville, KY, USA

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

7 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.  

Keynote Speaker
Best Practices in Shipping and Material Handling—A Nucor Perspective

Rob Roberson, Nucor Corp.

8:30 a.m.

Safely Working Around Heavy Mobile Equipment
Malcom Dunbar, Edw. C. Levy Co.
Heavy mobile equipment is essential in the steelmaking process. This presentation discusses the safety risks surrounding heavy mobile equipment safety and discusses strategies to improve safety

9:45 a.m.  

Break 

10 a.m.

Today’s Forklift Operations
Hal Nowell, Taylor Machine Works Inc.
Discussion of new technology and safety in today’s forklift operations.

10:45 a.m.

Trucking Regulations
John Drake, American Trucking Association
An update on trucking-specific regulations and their impact on the industry.

11:45 a.m.  

Lunch

1 p.m. 

Logistic Site Organization
Dave Thomson, Engineered Rail Solutions LLC
Review of how transloads are used to expand the reach of rail, how to identify challenges with existing processes and transloaders, and how to develop solutions with your transload network.

1:45 p.m.

Overhead Crane Safety (Management Perspective)
Ted L. Blanton Sr., North American Crane Bureau Inc.
Topics covered will include operator qualifications, inspection requirements, lift planning and incident/accident statistics.

2:30 p.m. 

Break

2:45 p.m.

Tracking Systems/Yard Management
Mudrad Guhya, eMeasurematics Inc.
Coil and slab tracking systems, yard management real-time tracking, and management of inventory and vehicles will be discussed.

3:30 p.m. 

Break

4 p.m.

Railroad Safety
Mark Barnum, Transportation Certification Services
The Switching Operations Fatalities Analysis (SOFA) Working Group is an industry partnership that looks for commonalities among the fatalities that occurred during switching in order to develop recommendations to prevent railroad employee deaths.

5 p.m. 

Reception

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

7 a.m. 

Breakfast 

8 a.m.

Tire Safety and Longevity
Devin Waters, Bridgestone OTR Group​

8:30 a.m.

Barge Cover Handling
Bobby King, Greenfield Products
Discussion will focus on a new product for handling barge covers that does not require workers to be on a barge.

9 a.m.

Break

9:15 a.m. 

Cummins Westport Natural Gas Engines
William Boyce, Cummins Westport Inc.
Increasingly, businesses are seeing the value of low-emission, high-performing natural gas engines — for both the environment and for their bottom line.

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

The Five Essential Questions of Fatigue Risk Management
Mark Dowsett, Caterpillar
Through five essential questions, this presentation explores how to effectively assess fatigue and distraction risk to your business while discovering opportunities to mitigate the invisible threat.

11 a.m. 

Break

11:15 a.m. 

AGV Technology and Mill Applications
Chuck Russell, Transbotics
A review of automatic guided vehicle technology today and its potential application in steel mills. 

Noon 

Lunch

1 p.m. 

Plant Tour of UPS Worldport

5 p.m. 

Return From Tour and Adjourn

Thursday, 12 October 2017

7 a.m. 

Breakfast 

8 a.m. 

Plant Tours of Amazon Fulfillment Center and Jeffboat

Noon

Return From Plant Tours and Conference Adjourn