Local Member Chapters

Southeast Member Chapter Annual Meeting

Date: 21–23 September 2014
Location: Hilton Columbia Center, Columbia, SC
Plant Tour: CMC Steel South Carolina

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Schedule of Events

Sunday, 21 September 2014

8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.

6–7:30 p.m.

Golf Outing Registration
Golf Outing Shotgun Start

Registration, Vendor Displays and Welcome Reception

Monday, 22 September 2014

8:30–9:30 a.m.
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
12–1 p.m.

1–4 p.m.
6–7 p.m.

7 p.m.



Registration, Vendor Displays and Breakfast
Technical Presentations

Technical Presentations
Reception and Vendor Displays
Dinner with keynote presentation by 
Steve Henderson, Vice President, East Region, CMC Americas


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Plant Tour: CMC Steel South Carolina

Technical Presentations
“Investigation of Calcium Carbide Injection into the EAF”
Trevor Saunders, melt shop supervisor, Nucor Steel Birmingham Inc. & Greg Brasel, technical manager, Carbide Industries LLC
“A History of Merchant Grades — The Evolution to Multi-Grades and the Benefits”
Chris Thomas, metallurgical engineer, CMC Steel Alabama
“Golden Dreams or Sleepless Nights: Current Trends in the USA Steel Market and Economy”
Becky E. Hites, president, Steel-Insights LLC
“California Steel 5 Strand Tandem Mill Modernization”
Gary Gepitulan, California Steel Industries; Tom Richards, senior process engineer, TMEIC Corp. & Trina Tran, senior process control engineer, California Steel Industries
“Reheat Furnace Seal Upgrade”
Wes Boggs, technical assistant, CMC Steel South Carolina
Meeting Registration:
Member: $325*
Nonmember: $450*
*Prices will increase $50 after 27 August 2014. Nonmember fee includes AIST membership through 31 December 2015.
Monday Reception/Dinner Only: $100
Vendor Displays:
6-ft Tabletop: $300
10-ft Space: $650
Add Electrical: $30
Hotel Information
Hilton Columbia Center
924 Senate St.
Columbia, SC 29201
A limited number of rooms are available at the AIST rate of $149 per night until 27 August 2014.
Phone: 803-744-7800
Sponsorships Available
$200 Golf Outing Hole Sponsorship
$400 Golf Outing Lunch Sponsor
$700 Tournament Sponsor (includes one foursome and one hole sign.)
Golf Outing Door Prizes
$200 Sunday Evening Reception Associate Sponsor
$400 Monday Lunch Sponsor
$200 Monday Evening Reception Associate Sponsor
$500 Monday Dinner Sponsor
Golf Outing Information
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 9:30 a.m.
Captains Choice Format
Cobblestone Park Golf Club
280 University Parkway
Blythewood, SC 29016
Individual: $125+
Foursome: $500+
+Golf prices will increase $25 per person after 27 August 2014.
Questions? Please contact Nicole Mattern at nmattern@aist.org.