Local Member Chapters

Southeast Member Chapter

Annual Meeting

Held in conjunction with the AIST Leadership Conference

Date: 16–18 November 2015
Location: Francis Marion Hotel • Charleston, SC, USA

Schedule of Events

Monday, 16 November 2015

8 a.m.

Golf Outing Registration

9 a.m.

Golf Outing Shotgun Start

5–6:30 p.m.

Registration, Vendor Displays and Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

7–8 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8–10 a.m.

Technical Presentations

10–10:15 a.m.

Morning Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m.–12 p.m.

Technical Presentations

12–1 p.m.


1–4 p.m.

Technical Presentations

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception and Vendor Displays

6:30 p.m.

Dinner with keynote presentation

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Plant Tour: Nucor Steel Berkeley

Technical Presentations

  • “Safety – More than a Meeting,” Glenn Aker, Nucor Steel Berkeley

  • “From Concept to Construction — CMC Steel South Carolina Billet Welder,” Tom Smith, CMC Steel South Carolina

  • “Implementation of EMS on the EAF at SDI Roanoke,” Mike Meador, Steel Dynamics Inc.–Roanoke Bar Div.

  • “Re-power of the Nucor Decatur Tandem Cold Mill”, Tom Richards, TMEIC Corp. and J.C. Fernandez, Nucor Steel Decatur LLC

  • “Nucor Steel Connecticut Furnace Upgrade,” Mario Fabro, SMS USA LLC

  • “Start-Up and Commissioning of the DRI Handling System for Nucor Hertford’s EAF,” Sergio Guzman, Francesco Memoli and Kyle Shoop, Tenova Core

  • “Utilizing 3D modeling in Equipment Upgrades.” Pedro Quiroga, EAFab Corp.

  • “Flow Resistance in the Baghouse (Filter Drag) – How it Affects Airflow, Fan Performance and Fan Energy Consumption on a Steel EAF Plant,” author TBD, W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.

  • “Insulation Life Diagnostics for Large Industrial Motors,” Ron Tessendorf, TMEIC Corp.

  • “BIG DATA: The Next Frontier for Technological Innovation, Competition and Productivity,” Bill Crosby, Falk PLI

  • “Bar Code Identification of SDI Bars,” Dave Anderson, Infosight Corp.

  • “Shale Gas: What’s Hot, What’s Not and What’s Under the Radar,” Rick Preckel, Preston Publishing

  • “Steelnado Ending – Will Reduced Imports Save the Day for 2016?,” Becky E. Hites, Steel-Insights LLC