Local Member Chapters


Past  St. Louis Member Chapter Events

Dinner Meeting — January 2018
The AIST St. Louis Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting on Wednesday, 17 January 2018, at the Alton-Wood River Sportsmen’s Club, Godfrey, Ill., USA, which featured a keynote presentation from Randy Skagen, vice president and general manager of Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc. and 2017–2018 AIST president. Skagen’s presentation, “Nucor: Making Steel Great Again,” was enjoyed by the 65 students and professionals in attendance.

1. Students and faculty from Missouri University of the Science and Technology attended the St. Louis Member Chapter dinner meeting to hear AIST president Randy Skagen’s keynote address and network with industry professionals (left to right): Obinna Adaba, Steve Pappas, Jim Hrusovsky, Ron O’Malley, Fredrick Groth, Ife Siffre, Soumava Chakraborty, Charles Abbey, Skagen and Mike Houx. 2. Randy Skagen, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc. and 2017–2018 AIST president, was presented with a plaque in appreciation for his keynote address at the chapter meeting on 17 January 2018 (left to right): Jim Hrusovsky, Alton Steel; Steve Pappas, Rockwell Automation and chapter secretary; Skagen, Ron O’Malley, Missouri University of Science & Technology and AIST 2nd vice president; and Mike Houx, Alton Steel. 3. Attendees at the St. Louis Member Chapter meeting enjoyed an evening of networking at the Alton-Wood River Sportsmen’s Club in Godfrey, Ill., USA.
 

Dinner Meeting — October 2017

On Wednesday, 25 October 2017, the St. Louis Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill., USA. The meeting featured a keynote presentation titled, “A Introduction to the Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center,” by Ronald J. O’Malley, F. Kenneth Iverson Chair, professor and director, Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology. There were 46 attendees in the audience, including six students from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

1. Ron O’Malley, along with St. Louis Member Chapter officers, proudly displayed the Steel Wheel with the students in attendance at the meeting on 25 October 2017. 2. Members of the St. Louis Member Chapter presented a plaque of appreciation to keynote speaker Ronald J. O’Malley for his presentation (left to right): Mike Houx, Alton Steel Inc.; chair Mike Cook, Alton Steel Inc.; O’Malley; and secretary-treasurer Steve Pappas, Rockwell Automation.
 

Steak Fry Night — September 2017
On Wednesday, 20 September 2017, the AIST St. Louis Member Chapter hosted its annual Steak Fry Night at the Alton-Wood River Sportsman’s Club in Godfrey, Ill., USA. Forty attendees participated in this year’s social event.       

Mike Cook (left), St. Louis Member Chapter chair, Alton Steel, and Greg Naughton (right), St. Louis Member Chapter vice chair, Bearing Headquarters Co., attended the St. Louis Member Chapter Steak Fry Night.

  

 
 
Wendell Carter (right), AIST president, received a plaque of appreciation from St. Louis Member Chapter secretary-treasurer Steve Pappas (left), Rockwell Automation, at the St. Louis Member Chapter meeting on 25 January 2017.

Dinner Meeting — January 2017
The AIST St. Louis Member Chapter’s Alton Steel Night Dinner Meeting took place on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 at the Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill., USA. Wendell Carter, vice president and general manager ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, and AIST 2016–2017 president gave a keynote address titled “ArcelorMittal’s Role in Steel Industry Challenges.” Jim Hrusovsky, chief executive officer, Alton Steel Inc. (ASI), provided a short update presentation on ASI. St. Louis Member Chapter chair Mike Cook, Alton Steel, took a moment to acknowledge the people that helped ASI get started after the Laclede Steel bankruptcy. There were 75 people in attendance.

Golf Outing — June 2016
On Monday, 7 June 2016, the AIST St. Louis Member Chapter hosted its 43rd annual golf outing at the Spencer T. Olin golf course in Alton, Ill., USA. There were 76 golfers at this year’s event. 

Dinner Meeting — November 2015
On Wednesday, 4 November 2015, the St. Louis Member Chapter welcomed AIST president, George Koenig, Hatch (formerly president of Berry Metal Company), to a dinner meeting at the Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill., USA. Rob Fyalka of U. S. Steel – Granite City Works was recognized for his service as chair of the St. Louis Member Chapter. There were 35 attendees at the dinner, including AIST executive director, Ron Ashburn. 

The St. Louis Member Chapter held a dinner meeting on 4 November 2015 (left to right): Michael Cook, St. Louis Member Chapter vice chair; George Koenig, AIST president, Hatch Associates Inc.; Anna Bretzke, student, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Steve Pappas, St. Louis Member Chapter secretary-treasurer, Rockwell Automation; Nathaniel Griffen, student, Missouri University of Science and Technology; and Ronald Ashburn, executive director, AIST. Steve Pappas (right) presented a plaque of appreciation to Rob Fyalka (left) for his service as St. Louis Member Chapter chair.

Annual Steak Fry — September 2015
On Wednesday, 23 September 2015, the AIST St. Louis Member Chapter hosted its annual Steak Fry at the Alton-Wood River Sportsman’s Club in Godfrey, Ill., USA. This year’s event attracted 56 attendees. 

Golf Outing — June 2015
On Monday, 1 June 2015, the St. Louis Member Chapter hosted its 42nd annual golf outing at Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill., USA. There were 92 golfers at this year’s event.

Dinner Meeting — April 2015
On Tuesday, 21 April 2015, the St. Louis Member Chapter hosted the Olin Brass Night dinner meeting at the Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill., USA. The keynote presentation, titled “Conserving Energy in Manufacturing,” was presented by Don Ballard and Brian Young, energy team members at Olin Brass. The presentation provided an overview of the brass mill’s energy usage and how it has decreased usage by 11.4% in four years. There were 40 attendees at the dinner.

Dinner Meeting — January 2015
On Wednesday, 21 January 2015, the St. Louis Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Collinsville, Ill., USA. There were 95 attendees at the dinner. The keynote presenter was Michael Terry, director of engineering projects for U. S. Steel – Granite City Works. His presentation was entitled “A New Life for a Continuous Slab Caster.”

Dinner Meeting — October 2014
On 22 October 2014, the AIST St. Louis Member Chapter welcomed AIST 2014–2015 president Glenn A. Pushis at its dinner meeting at the Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill., USA. Pushis addressed AIST’s growth and current initiatives, followed by a discussion about culture as strategy. There were 32 attendees at the meeting.

Steak Fry Social  September 2014
The St. Louis Member Chapter’s annual steak fry networking event was held on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at the Edwardsville Gun Club in Edwardsville, Ill., USA. There were 65 attendees who participated in the “cook your own steak” event and networked with steel industry colleagues. 

Golf Outing — June 2014
The St. Louis Member Chapter’s 41st annual golf outing was held on Tuesday, 3 June 2014 at the Lockhaven Country Club in Godfrey, Ill. There were 108 participants in the outing, which helps to raise money for the St. Louis Member Chapter’s new scholarship fund. This scholarship, established in 2014, will award one US$1,500 scholarship each year.

Golf Outing — May 2014 
On 10 May 2014, a golf tournament was held between Alton Steel Inc. and local vendors. The tournament included 26 teams. Participating companies sponsored holes at the event to benefit the newly established St. Louis Member Chapter Scholarship. In addition to the hole sponsorships, one of the participating teams donated its winnings back to the fund. In total, US$1,500 was raised to benefit the St. Louis Member Chapter Scholarship.

Dinner Meeting — February 2014
The St. Louis Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting on Wednesday, 26 February 2014. The evening was hosted by Alton Steel and featured a keynote presentation by Philip Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association. There were 53 attendees at the dinner. 

Dinner Meeting — January 2014
The St. Louis Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Collinsville in Collinsville, Ill., on Wednesday, 22 January 2014. The topic was the U. S. Steel – Granite City Cogeneration Facility. The keynote presentation was given by Gregory Baker, area manager of energy and utility operations at U. S. Steel – Granite City Works. There were 70 attendees at the dinner. The St. Louis Member Chapter also announced its newly established scholarship, which will provide a one-year, US$1,500 scholarship to a student in the region.

Tour and Dinner — October 2013
On Wednesday, 16 October 2013, the AIST St. Louis Member Chapter hosted a tour of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge and dinner with keynote presentation at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Collinsville, Ill. Thirty-five participants enjoyed a tour of the new bridge, followed by a short presentation by Randy Hitt, Missouri Department of Transportation project coordinator.

Steak Fry — September 2013
On Wednesday, 18 September 2013, the St. Louis Member Chapter hosted its annual steak fry dinner at the Edwardsville Gun Club in Edwardsville, Ill. There were 90 attendees at the event.

Golf Outing — June 2013
The AIST St. Louis Member Chapter hosted its 41st annual golf outing at the Lockhaven Country Club in Godfrey, Ill. The outing was initially scheduled for 4 June 2013, but was moved to 25 June 2013 due to road flooding. Despite the rescheduled date, a good time was had by the 104 participants in this year’s outing. The winning teams had scores of 13 under and 6 under.

Plant Tour — April 2013
The St. Louis Member Chapter hosted a tour of Olin Brass – Didion Machine on Wednesday, 24 April 2013. Following the tour, attendees enjoyed dinner and presentations on the Didion Machine at the Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill. There were 77 attendees at the event.

Dinner Meeting — February 2013
On Wednesday, 27 February 2013, the St. Louis Member Chapter hosted an Alton Steel Night dinner meeting at the Sunset Hills Country Club. The keynote speaker for the event was James Moss, co-founder, First River Consulting. The presentation was entitled, “Where Steel’s Future Comes From.” First River Consulting specializes in strategy for steel and other capital-intensive manufacturing industries. There were 52 attendees at the dinner.

Young Engineers Night Dinner Meeting — January 2013
The AIST St. Louis Member Chapter hosted a Young Engineers Night panel discussion on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Collinsville, Ill. The panel featured Ryan Fitzpatrick, Christopher Keuss, Nick Yovandich and Matt Finan, all from U. S. Steel – Granite City Works. The panelists discussed the following projects: the BOF vessel refractory taphole block stand, coiler hydraulic system modifications and emergency acid shutoff system. There were 61 attendees at the dinner, including AIST president, Kent Peaslee, and several students from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Dinner Meeting — October 2012
On 17 October, the St. Louis Member Chapter held a dinner meeting at the Atrium Conference Centre in Burlington, Ont., Canada. The evening’s keynote presentation was entitled, “Steel: An Important Key to a Green and Sustainable Future,” presented by Dr. Kent D. Peaslee, F. Kenneth Iverson Steelmaking Chair, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and the 2012–2013 AIST president. There were 48 attendees at the dinner.

Steak Fry — September 2012
On Wednesday, 19 September, the St. Louis Member Chapter hosted their annual steak fry social dinner at the Edwardsville Gun Club in Edwardsville, Ill. There were 90 attendees at this year’s event.

Golf Outing — June 2012
The St. Louis Member Chapter hosted its 40th annual golf outing on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 at the Lockhaven Country Club in Godfrey, Ill. There were 104 participants at this year’s outing.

Dinner Meeting — January 2012
On Wednesday, 18 January, the St. Louis Member Chapter hosted a dinner meeting at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Collinsville, Ill. The keynote speaker was Anton Lukac, vice president, U.S. Flat Rolled Operations at United States Steel Corporation. The presentation was entitled, “U. S. Steel — Challenges and Opportunities.” There were approximately 80 attendees at the dinner.