Past Events


Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking – A Practical Training Seminar

The 2013 Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar was held in Chandler, Ariz., for the 19th consecutive year. CMC Steel Arizona was the host plant and provided plant tours both before and during the seminar. The attendance was 148 for this training seminar, developed jointly by the Electric Steelmaking Technology Committee and the Specialty Alloy & Foundry Technology Committee. Both committees confirmed that next year’s 20th seminar will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, on 3–7 February 2014. 
Alan Jackson, director of operations, and Randy Marsh, operations manager — meltshop, CMC Steel Arizona, gave keynote presentations that kicked off the conference. It was noted that Larry Heaslip and Jeremy Jones have both participated in this annual training seminar every year, for 19 straight years. The panel discussion and reception was the highlight of the seminar, featuring Harriet Dutka, Charter Steel – Cleveland, Ohio; Eugene Pretorius, Nucor Steel–Berkeley; Dennis Rodal, ELG Haniel Metals; and Jeremy Jones.
1. The EAF panel discussion lasted 90 minutes (seated, left to right): Harriet Dutka, Charter Steel – Cleveland, Ohio; Eugene Pretorius, Nucor Steel–Berkeley; Jeremy Jones; and Dennis Rodal, ELG Haniel Metals. Standing (left to right): Brett McGee, GrafTech International Holdings Inc., and Sam Matson, CMC Steel Texas. 2. Specialty Steelmaking presenters (left to right): David Kundrat, SGL Carbon Corp.; Ian Masterson, Praxair Inc.; Jim Conrad, Fedmet Refractories; Mark Suer, Special Metals Corp.; Dennis Rodal, ELG Haniel Metals; Raymond Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America; Mark Rodney, Latrobe Specialty Metals Inc.; and John Middleton, Multon Process Technology Ltd. 3. Joint committee seminar presenters for Thursday’s sessions (left to right): Reinzi Santiago, Tenova Core; Mike Grant, Air Liquide S.A.; Larry Wolfe, Carmeuse Lime and Stone Inc.; Doug Zuliani, Tenova Goodfellow; Billy Bryant, SGL Carbon Corp.; and Brett McGee. 4. Joint committee presenters for Friday’s sessions (left to right): Jerry Castleman, Showa Denko Carbon Inc.; Mark Suer; Raymond Monroe; Mark Rodney; Dennis Rodal; Wayne Adams, GrafTech International Holdings Inc.; Tomas Richter, North American Refractories Co.; and Brett McGee.