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
Giff Daughtridge, vice president and general manager, Nucor Steel Berkeley

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Plant Tour: Nucor Steel Berkeley

Technical Presentations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration Information

Member — $350*
Nonmember — $475*
*Registration fees will increase by $50 after 21 October 2015. Nonmember fee includes AIST Membership through 31 December 2016.

Vendor Display

6-ft Tabletop — $400
Add electrical — $40

Sponsorships Available

Golf Outing Hole Sponsor — $200
Golf Outing Lunch Sponsor — $400
Golf Outing Beverage Cart Sponsor
Golf Outing Door Prizes
Tournament Sponsor
—$700 (includes one foursome, one hole sign and additional signage indicating sponsorship.)
Monday Evening Reception Associate Sponsor — $200
Tuesday Evening Reception Associate Sponsor — $200

Golf Outing Information

Monday, 16 November 2015
Individual — $125
Foursome — $500
Captains Choice Format
Patriots Point Links on Charleston Harbor
1 Patriots Point Road • Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Note: Reserve your rental clubs by calling the course directly at +1.843.849.2388.
Rental clubs are $49 and include balls and tees.