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Please Note: The 2018 meeting schedule has changed from previous years. Please review the schedule in detail prior to making your travel plans.

24–27 August 2018 • The Broadmoor • Colorado Springs, CO, USA


Host Mill: EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel Pueblo
Golf Course: The Broadmoor West Course

Friday, 24 August

4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.    

Registration and Reception       

Saturday, 25 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
All registered delegates welcome.

Sunday, 26 August

7:30 a.m.   

Continental Breakfast

Meltshop Technical Presentations

9 a.m. 

Spray-Cooled Conversion of Single-Bucket Charge AC EAF at SDI-Structural and Rail Division
Stephan Ferenczy, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Structural and Rail Division and David Lunceford, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Long Products Group

9:30 a.m.

EAF Optimization
Justin Zwick, Commercial Metals Company – Arizona

10 a.m.

Coordinating Meltshop Operations With Mobile Equipment
Garrett Page, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Butler Division

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Restoring Foamy Slag Height Using EAF Injection of Calcium Carbide
Cameron Cossette, Nucor Steel Seattle Inc.

11:15 a.m.

OSHA Silica Rule, How SDI Is Achieving Compliance
Justin Hoover, Steel Dynamics Inc.



1:15 p.m.

Furnace Safety and Improvements
Andrew Harmon, AK Steel Corp.

Rolling Mill Technical Presentations

8:30 a.m.

EVRAZ Rolling Mill Project — Russula Drives Upgrade
Eirik Pyhtia, EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel Pueblo

9 a.m.

Safety and Cost Reduction
Rafael Garcia, Gerdau Long Steel North America Manitoba Mill

9:30 a.m.

Improvements Utilizing R-Factors
Marcelo Kalata, Gerdau Long Steel North America Manitoba Mill

10 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Improvements Utilizing 3D Printing Technology
Kyle Marykuca, Gerdau Long Steel North America Manitoba Mill

11:00 a.m.

New Mill Installation
Jimmy Glass, Commercial Metals Company – Oklahoma

11:30 a.m.

Zero Accidents: A High Expectation?
Randall Selman and Corey Halliburton, Nucor Steel–Texas



1:15 p.m.

Leading a New Generation of Teammates
Aaron Bransfield, Nucor Steel Auburn Inc.

Joint Presentation

2:15 p.m.

Leadership, Team Building and the Challenges Recruiting and Developing Today’s Young Talent
Dave Pilipovich, Air Force Academy Falcons Men’s Basketball Coach

2:45 p.m.

Leadership Development and Succession Planning
General John Batiste, Batiste Leadership

6 p.m.


6:30 p.m.     

Fellowship Dinner
Keynote presentation titled "Building a Relationship of Trust Inside Your Organization" from Ben Lutze, vice president and general manager, EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel Pueblo.

Monday, 27 August

7:30 a.m.     

Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. 

EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel Pueblo Plant Tour Departure for Golfers

8:45 & 9:30 a.m. 

EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel Pueblo Plant Tour Departure for All Others


Arrival for Golf Outing 

1 p.m. 

Golf Outing Shotgun Start

Please check back frequently as the schedule of events may change without notice.