Local Member Chapters

Globe-Trotters Member Chapter

Annual Meeting

Date: 29 August–1 September 2015
Location: Hilton Palacio Del Rio • San Antonio, TX
Host Mill: CMC Steel-Texas

Schedule of Events:


Saturday, 29 August


4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.    

Registration and Reception       

Sunday, 30 August


6:30–8 a.m.

Delegate and Guest Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m.–Noon

Technical Exchange Meetings-Meltshop and Rolling Mill
Operators Only

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own

1:30–4:30 p.m. 

Rolling Mill and Meltshop Focus Groups
Registered operators and suppliers welcome

5 p.m.    

Mixer Reception
All registered delegates and guests

Monday, 31 August


6 a.m.   

Continental Breakfast

7:45 a.m. 

CMC Steel Texas Plant Tour Departure for Golfers

8:15 a.m.    

CMC Steel Texas Plant Tour Departure for All Others

8:30 a.m.

CMC Steel Texas Plant Tour Departure for All Others

11:30 a.m.  

Arrival for Golf Outing

1 p.m. 

Golf Outing Shotgun Start at Silverhorn Golf Club of Texas

Tuesday, 1 September


7:30 a.m.   

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.   

Technical Presentations-Meltshop and Rolling



1:15 p.m.     

Technical Presentations- Meltshop and Rolling

6 p.m.   


7 p.m.     

Fellowship Dinner

Registration Information

Advance registration by 6 August 2015: Member US$400, Non-Member US$525. Registration after 6 August 2015: Member US$450, Non-Member US$575. Registration fee includes Saturday and Sunday receptions, Sunday and Tuesday continental breakfast, Tuesday lunch and continuous breaks, Tuesday reception and dinner, tour, roundtables and technical paper sessions. This is an “off the record” meeting, so no handouts will be given.

Hotel accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio.  Please call the Hilton at (800) HILTONS by 6 August, to secure the AIST discount rate of US$136 per night for single/double occupancy.  You may also reserve your room online.

Please support the Globe-trotter scholarships and reduce the cost of the meeting by helping to fulfill their hotel commitment by booking inside the room block.

Plant Tour – CMC Steel Texas

Founded by Marvin Selig in 1947 as a rail re-rolling operation, CMC Steel Texas has grown into one of the safest, most modern and most productive steel producing mini-mills in the world.  Strategically located on the banks of the Guadalupe River 30 miles east of San Antonio on Interstate 10, the plant is 160 miles from Houston and 260 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.  In 1968, the facility was acquired by Commercial Metals Company and operated under the original name of Structural Metals Inc. (SMI) until a company-wide branding initiative in 2005.
The facilities of CMC Steel Texas occupy approximately 300 acres with more than 1 million square feet under roof.  Six miles of railroad track support the movement of raw material and allow products to be shipped by rail throughout the United States.  A fleet of 60 tractor trailers deliver our products throughout our sales region.  Often they return with loads of scrap metal for recycling.
CMC Steel Texas recycles over a million tons of scrap metal products each year, doing its part to keep the countryside free of scrap iron and steel.
CMC Steel Texas employs over 700 steelmakers.  Production typically continues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Also housed on the plant property are several CMC Americas support functions.

Golf Course-Silverhorn Golf Club of Texas

The distinct Hill Country character of SilverHorn Golf Club can be credited to designer Randy Heckenkemper along with PGA Tour Professionals Willie Wood and Scott Verplank. SilverHorn Golf Club's tree-line fairways, strategic use of sand and water, and beautifully framed contoured greens make this par 72 course a treasured Hill Country experience long remembered.
The signature hole on the front-nine is the par-5 6th hole which shares much in common with great golf holes around the world.  Twenty acres of water borders the entire left side of this 556 yard dogleg left, bringing water into play on every shot.