Past Events

Rod and Bar Rolling — A Practical Training Seminar

The fourth annual Rod and Bar Rolling training seminar was held on 24–27 February 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Bobbie Angelo, rolling mill manager, Gerdau Midlothian Mill, was the keynote speaker. The seminar had 90 attendees. Presenters on the first day included: Ron O’Malley, Kevin Barbee, Bob Greuter and Joe Kennedy. The first day concluded with a roundtable discussion and reception. Matt Blitch and Jerry Herrmann began the technical presentations on the second day, followed by Dan Davies and Ty Hall, William Posey, Kevin Barbee and Steve Pegg. A seminar review with a roundtable discussion concluded the presentations.

Thursday morning, 27 February 2014, included a tour of Gerdau Midlothian Rolling Mills. The 2015 Rod and Bar Rolling Training Seminar will be held in Charleston, S.C., USA, in February, with Nucor Steel–Berkeley hosting a plant tour.

1. Rod and Bar Rolling — A Practical Training Seminar was held in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, on 24–27 February 2014 (left to right): Kevin Barbee, Rod & Bar Rolling Technology Committee (RBRTC) education co-chair; Bob Greuter, RBRTC education co-chair; Bobbie Angelo, Gerdau Midlothian Mill and keynote speaker; Ron O’Malley, Continuous Casting Technology Committee chair; and Dan Davies, RBRTC chair. 2. Bobbie Angelo was presented a plaque of appreciation for hosting the tour of Gerdau Midlothian Mill (left to right): Matt Blitch, RBRTC vice chair; Dan Davies; Angelo; and Jerry Herrmann, RBRTC papers chair. 3. Presenters at the Rod and Bar Rolling training seminar (left to right): Steve Pegg, Dan Davies, Jerry Herrmann, Bob Greuter, Kevin Barbee, Matt Blitch, Joe Kennedy and Bill Posey.