Local Member Chapters

Past Northern Member Chapter Events

Vendor Fair and Dinner — March 2014
The AIST Northern Member Chapter’s annual product and service fair was held at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, on Tuesday, 25 March 2014. The fair, which featured 30 exhibitors and more than 400 attendees, was followed by a dinner with keynote presentation by Tony Valeri, vice president, corporate communications and public affairs, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. His presentation was titled “Transforming Tomorrow — Canada’s Manufacturing Future.” Also at the dinner, the Northern Member Chapter’s 2013 Outstanding Service Award was presented to Douglas Eastman of ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. There were 185 attendees at the dinner.

Tour, Presentation and Social — February 2014
On Tuesday, 11 February 2014, the AIST Northern Member Chapter hosted a tour, informational presentation and social. The tour began at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) in Hamilton, Ont., Canada. MARC officially opened on 9 May 2013. The redeveloped 70,000-square-foot space now includes state-of-the-art commercial garage space, with multiple bays ready to receive cars for experiments and testing. The US$26 million facility is one of a handful in the world located in an academic setting, and will allow both private and public sectors to work together to develop, design and test hybrid technology. The tour and presentation were followed by a social in the MARC lobby. There were 50 attendees at this event.

Dinner Meeting — November 2013
On Tuesday, 19 November 2013, the Northern Chapter hosted a dinner meeting featuring a keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Warrian, Research Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Dr. Warrian’s presentation was entitled “Ongoing Turbulence in the Steel Industry.” The event was held at the Atrium Conference Centre in Burlington, Ont., Canada and had more than 60 attendees.
Dinner Meeting — October 2013
On Tuesday, 22 October 2013, the AIST Northern Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Atrium Conference Centre in Burlington, Ont., Canada. There were 77 attendees at the meeting. Cameron Mitchell, manager — capital project delivery, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc., gave an informative presentation entitled “Implementation of High Turbulence Roll Cooling at ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s Hot Strip Mill.” Scholarships were awarded at the meeting to the following individuals: Brian Jamieson (David H. Samson Scholarship), Josh Korol (University Chapter Scholarship) and Glenn Edwards (College Chapter Scholarship).

Golf Outing — June 2013
On 4 June, the Northern Member Chapter gathered at Copetown Woods Golf Club for the 64th Annual Northern Member Chapter golf outing. The weather was fantastic and the course conditions were impeccable as a total of 100 people participated in the best ball golf format and dinner. Congratulations to the team of Shawn Durand, Jeff Ellis, Chris Hagan and Ian Setzkorn (a group from Glasrock Products Inc. and United States Steel Corporation) for posting a winning score of 63 (–9). Thanks to all participants for their support of this AIST Northern Member Chapter event, which directly helps to fund the chapter’s scholarship initiatives.
Vendor Fair and Dinner — March 2013
The Northern Member Chapter annual vendor fair and dinner meeting was held on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. There were 32 exhibiting companies at the vendor fair. Following the fair, a dinner meeting was held with a keynote presentation by Sean Brady, director, business development for the Ontario Power Authority. There were 180 attendees at the dinner.
Tour and Social — February 2013
On Tuesday, 12 February 2013, the AIST Northern Member Chapter hosted a tour and presentation at Canada Center for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET), followed by a social event at Kelsey’s in Hamilton, Ont. There were 80 people registered for the tour, including 16 university and high school students, and 50 people attended the social event at Kelsey’s.
Dinner Meeting — November 2012
On Tuesday, 6 November, the Northern Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Atrium Conference Centre in Burlington, Ont., Canada. Grant Zavitz, senior specialist for ArcelorMittal Dofasco Utilities Technology presented “ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s Turbo Generator Project,” which provided an update of the installation of a refurbished 9.5 MW steam turbine generator to utilize formerly flared byproduct fuels to generate electricity. There were 65 attendees at the dinner.
Dinner Meeting — October 2012
On 2 October, the Northern Member Chapter held a dinner meeting at the Atrium Conference Centre in Burlington, Ont., Canada. The evening’s keynote presentation was entitled, “Baffinland’s Mary River Project,” and was presented by Ronald Hampton, vice president and project director at ArcelorMittal Bafflinland Iron Mines. There were 70 attendees at the dinner.
Golf Outing — June 2012
The Northern Member Chapter’s 63rd annual golf event was held on Tuesday, 5 June 2012 at Copetown Woods Golf Club, outside of Hamilton, Ont., Canada. This year’s event featured 18 foursomes and some very balanced, but friendly competition. The team from Paul Wurth, represented by Leon Herrell, took home the biggest prize of the day with a score of –7. Of note, this is the last year that long-time Northern Chapter executive member Greg Thomas organized the golf event. At the dinner, Mr. Thomas received a standing ovation in recognition of his more than 20 years of involvement with the Northern Member Chapter and this event in particular. The chapter committee thanks the event participants and is looking forward to next year’s event.
Vendor Fair and Dinner — March 2012
The Northern Member Chapter hosted their annual product and service fair and dinner meeting on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 at the Hamilton Convention Centre in Hamilton, Ont., Canada. There were 40 exhibiting companies. Following the daytime product and service fair, a dinner meeting was held, celebrating ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s 100-year anniversary. Sean Donnelly, vice president — technology and continuous improvement at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc., served as the keynote speaker for the dinner meeting. His presentation was entitled, “The Strength of Steel — 100 Years of Driving Innovation in Canadian Manufacturing.” Also at the dinner, the 2011 Project Excellence Award was presented to ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. for its Hot Mill Reheat Furnace Heating Optimization Project. The Project Excellence Award is selected by members of the AIST Project & Construction Management Technology Committee. There were 260 attendees at the dinner. Along with many prestigious dinner attendees, the Northern Member Chapter welcomed Bob Bratina, the mayor of Hamilton, as a special guest.