17-18 JUNE 2024 / NEW YORK MARRIOTT MARQUIS / NEW YORK, N.Y., USA

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BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders — empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage and drive positive societal impact. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.
 

 

HATCH

Hatch is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. We embrace your visions as our own and partner with you to develop ideas that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. Our global network of 10,000 professionals work on the world’s toughest challenges, with experience spanning over 150 countries around the world in the metals, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Hatch is employee-owned and independent — free to bring our best thinking to your business. Our exceptional, diverse teams combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working in partnership with our clients to develop market strategies, manage and optimize production, develop new game-changing technologies, and design and deliver complex capital projects. Our people are passionate about our corporate purpose and values. We believe in long-term relationships with our partners and are committed to our clients’ lasting success. We are “entrepreneurs with a technical soul.
 

 

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ANDRITZ
ANDRITZ designs and builds equipment for the processing of carbon steel, stainless steel, and non-ferrous metal, including pickling lines, coating lines, levelers, cut-to-length lines, slitting lines as well as continuous or batch furnaces for reheating slabs, blooms, billets, and structural shapes. ANDRITZ also specializes in supplying parts and services for rolling mills and strip processors to meet any and all needs. Our knowledge of metals equipment allows us to supply, inspect and recondition all types of rolls, knives, bearings and other parts. We also provide a wide range of mechanical and electrical components for ANDRITZ equipment as well as for many other brands in the industry. ANDRITZ offers mechanical, electrical, automation and safety rebuilds, and retrofits to make your old equipment better and safer than new. We have extensive experience working on equipment at mills, service centers, processors, and fabricators.
 

DANIELI

Danieli designs, manufactures, and installs metal-producing plants and equipment worldwide, either on a turnkey basis or supplied as individual units, covering, with company-owned technologies, the whole process cycle, from ore and scrap processing to finished flat, long, tube, and extruded products, for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Danieli plants are run by Danieli Automation process control, power and instrumentation systems, and include DIGI&MET smart manufacturing solutions (Industry 4.0). Sustainable production is guaranteed by energy-saving processes and Danieli Environment ecological solutions. With more than 9,000 people, the group operates in 28 countries and across five continents.
 

JOHN COCKERILL
John Cockerill’s Metals Business Line endeavors to improve the performance of steel production facilities while making them more efficient and environmentally friendly. Its customized equipment and lines for the processing of steel range from reheating, pickling, acid regeneration and cold rolling, to strip processing and automation. Innovations aiming at decarbonizing the steel industry include furnace electrification, carbon capture, heat recovery, and revolutionary innovations like the CO2-free steelmaking process Volteron® that has been co-developed by our own process experts along with the world’s biggest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal.

Breakthrough technologies like the Jet Vapor Deposition (JVD®) galvanizing technology, cost-effectively and efficiently replacing standard hot-dip or electro galvanizing, and our latest technologies (E-Si®) for the production of high-performance electrical steel to support green mobility, are recent extensions to our product portfolio developed to support our clients in their endeavors toward a more sustainable and greener steel production.

Additionally, with hydrogen sparking change for the future of green steelmaking, John Cockerill’s electrolyzers are an important element to support the efforts toward hydrogen-based steel production. The large amounts of hydrogen produced by our electrolyzers on-site, coupled with electrification, is the ultimate form of green steelmaking in a net-zero economy.

Founded in 1817, John Cockerill is an international engineering company with a strong manufacturing base in India allowing it to provide cost-effective engineered solutions. Its over 6,000 employees operate all over the world. Our group has been present in the United States for the past 100 years.
 

LINDE
As a leading industrial gases and engineering company with 2023 sales of US$33 billion, Linde is playing a key role in the clean energy transition. The company is actively helping its customers to decarbonize their operations with the latest carbon capture and hydrogen technologies through its world-class engineering organization, key alliances and ventures, and leveraging its extensive experience and infrastructure. Linde is developing clean energy projects across a range of applications and industries and growing its established business along the entire value chain. Learn more at www.linde.com.
 

MIDREX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Midrex is a global leader in delivering innovative direct reduction technologies and reliable solutions for the iron and steel industry. As the exclusive technology provider for the MIDREX® Process, we specialize in designing direct reduced iron (DRI) plants. Our comprehensive services encompass engineering, proprietary equipment supply and project development. Beyond the commissioning phase, our commitment extends through ongoing support from Midrex Global Solutions, dedicated to aftermarket equipment and services. MIDREX plants span 21 countries, comprising nearly 100 modules and contributing to 80% of the world's low-CO2 DRI.
 

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in London, U.K., with offices and service workshops in 15 U.S. locations, Primetals Technologies is a world-leading pioneer in the fields of engineering, plant building and the provision of life cycle services. Our technology, product, and services portfolio covers every step of the iron and steel production chain — from raw materials to the finished product. Our latest focus areas include new solutions for even greener steel production, the digitalization of all production-related processes, advanced automation as summed up by the term “Industry 4.0,” future-oriented designs for linked casting and rolling, as well as advanced process analysis and optimization. With thousands of plant-building references and numerous service partnerships, we support our customers in setting new targets and shaping their future in the metals business. Primetals Technologies is a Group Company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, with around 7,000 employees worldwide and more than 1,000 in the United States.
 

RUSSULA
Russula is a global engineering firm specialized in rolling mills and water treatment solutions. The company offers a wide variety of services ranging from comprehensive plant building, mill upgrades, digital solutions, and technical assistance to consulting and process troubleshooting. The firm has operated in over 100 steel plants situated across 35 countries worldwide and has developed projects for major U.S. steel producers including United States Steel Corporation, Nucor Corp., Gerdau, CMC and BlueScope. Excellence, reliability, innovation and sustainability are the four core values guiding Russula. These values have enabled the company to establish a strong foundation, positioning them as a trusted partner. Russula assists clients in discovering the best engineering solutions for the most complex challenges within the steel sector, equipping them with the necessary tools to transform, scale and build high-performance businesses. With over three decades of experience in the steel sector, the firm has evolved into a global enterprise across four continents. Russula embraces a digital DNA, focused on data, technology and innovation, aiming for a more sustainable, efficient and safe industry. Russula is committed to leading technological advancements, driving the industrial revolution and shaping a brighter future for younger generations.
 

TENOVA
Tenova is a worldwide partner for sustainable, innovative, and reliable solutions in the metals and mining industries. Building upon decades of experience, with over 2,300 employees and a presence in 19 countries, the company designs technologies and develops services that help mining and metals companies limit environmental impact, reduce costs, save energy, and improve working conditions for their employees.

In recent years, Tenova has focused especially on two topics that represent key objectives for steelmakers to play in the current market scenario: innovation and sustainability.

Protecting the environment is a crucial challenge of the next decades for the metals industry. Tenova holds a strong market position thanks to its innovative green technologies, ranging from hydrometallurgical processes for metals extraction to DRI plants and electric arc furnaces, passing through flameless and regenerative burners minimizing NOx emissions and melting furnaces for the recycling of aluminum. Along the process of the energy transition, the company’s mission is to be a reliable partner in approaching the decarbonization of metals production, making it possible to replace fossil fuels with hydrogen in burners, DRI plants and EAFs.

Moreover, Tenova has been investing in new business models based on digital competencies and open innovation. In particular, the company has put a lot of effort into developing new solutions based on the enabling technologies of Industry 4.0, with a focus on predictive maintenance, plant optimization and remote assistance, with the goal to optimize the production process, reduce costs, improve quality and increase production volumes.
 

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AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA, AISI serves as the voice of the American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI’s membership is comprised of both integrated and electric arc furnace steelmakers, including producers of carbon, alloy and stainless steel, and associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, visit AISI's website at www.steel.org. You can also follow AISI on Twitter (@AISISteel), LinkedIn and Facebook.
 

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE
The Port of Brownsville is the only deepwater seaport located on the U.S.-Mexico border, providing a strategic logistics hub for a host of multi-national manufacturing centers located across North America. This logistical advantage has catapulted the port as the major gateway for steel into Mexico, moving more than 4.6 million tons of steel commodities in 2022. This volume is projected to increase to more than 5 million tons in 2023. Class 1 rail service to and from the port is provided by Canadian Pacific Kansas City, Union Pacific and BNSF Railway. On-port rail service is provided by an agreement with OmniTRAX.
 

CLEVELAND CLIFFS
Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest flat-rolled steel producer in North America. Founded in 1847 as a mine operator, Cliffs also is the largest manufacturer of iron ore pellets in North America. The company is vertically integrated from mined raw materials, direct reduced iron, and ferrous scrap to primary steelmaking and downstream finishing, stamping, tooling, and tubing. Cleveland-Cliffs is the largest supplier of steel to the automotive industry in North America and serves a diverse range of other markets due to its comprehensive offering of flat-rolled steel products. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland-Cliffs employs approximately 28,000 people across its operations in the United States and Canada.
 

GERDAU

With a history spanning 123 years, Gerdau is Brazil's largest steel producer, one of the leading producers of long steel in the Americas and of special steel in the world. In Brazil, Gerdau also produces flat steel and iron ore for its own use. Gerdau also has a new business division, Gerdau Next, which fosters entrepreneurship in segments adjacent to the steel industry. Guided by its purpose of empowering people who build the future, Gerdau has operations in many countries and over 30,000 employees. Gerdau is the largest recycling company in Latin America and uses scrap as an important input, with 71% of the steel it produces made from scrap. Every year, Gerdau transforms 11 million metric tons of scrap into a variety of steel products. Gerdau also is the world’s largest charcoal producer, with over 250 hectares of planted forests in the state of Minas Gerais. As a result of its sustainable production matrix, Gerdau currently has one of the industry’s lowest average greenhouse gas emissions (CO₂e), of 0.86 t/CO₂e per metric ton of steel, which is about half the global industry average of 1.91 t/CO₂e per metric ton of steel (worldsteel). By 2031, Gerdau’s target is to reduce its carbon emissions to 0.82 t/CO₂e per metric ton of steel. Gerdau’s shares are listed on the São Paulo (B3) and New York (NYSE)
 

NUCOR CORP.
Nucor Corp. is the largest steel, steel products producer and recycler of any material in North America. For more than five decades, Nucor has been built on the sustainable model of producing steel with a low-carbon footprint by recycling scrap metal into new steel and steel products through the use of electric arc furnace technology. With its continued investment in breakthrough technologies to lower emissions across the supply chain, Nucor is committed to reshaping the industry by not only making steel more sustainably but enabling partners to reach their own carbon reduction goals.
 

SMS GROUP
SMS group is renowned worldwide for its forward-thinking technologies and outstanding services in the metals industry. We apply our 150 years of experience and digital know-how to continuously innovate products and processes inside and outside our industry. As a partner for the most demanding projects, SMS accompanies its customers throughout the entire life cycle of their plants, thus enabling profitable and resource-saving value chains. Our mission is to turn metals green and to advance climate-neutral and sustainable metals production. As a global player with German roots and a family of over 14,000 employees, we take our responsibility for our industry and for society as a whole seriously.
 

SSAB
SSAB is a Nordic and U.S.-based steel company that builds a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world through value-added steel products and services. Working with our partners, SSAB has developed SSAB Fossil-free™ steel and plans to reinvent the value chain from the mine to the end customer, largely eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from our own operations. We produce SSAB Zero™, a carbon emission-free steel based on recycled steel, further strengthening SSAB’s leadership position and our comprehensive, sustainable offering independent of the raw material. SSAB’s specialty steels portfolio includes several brands and product lines, each with unique characteristics and target applications. These products include Docol®, a lightweight high-strength automotive steel; Hardox®, the leading brand of abrasion-resistant wear steel; and Strenx®, a high-strength structural steel. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries and steel production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the U.S.


 

STEEL DYNAMICS, INC.
Steel Dynamics is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the United States and in Mexico. All of Steel Dynamics’ steel production facilities utilize electric arc furnace technology. Steel Dynamics produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special bar quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections, and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and non-ferrous scrap.
 

STEEL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
The Steel Manufacturers Association, based in Washington, D.C., is the largest steel industry trade association in North America in terms of the number of steel-producing members and their steelmaking capacity, steel production, capital investment, geographic footprint and employee headcount. Our members safely and sustainably produce steel using modern, low-carbon-emitting, energy-efficient electric arc furnaces (EAFs) that account for over 70% of America’s domestic steel production.

 

TMEIC
TMEIC drives industry around the world through a comprehensive offering of unique systems solutions including variable frequency drives, motors, photovoltaic inverters and advanced automation systems for a wide range of industrial applications. Established in 2003, Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp. (TMEIC) resulted from the integration of Toshiba and Mitsubishi Electric Corp.’s industrial systems divisions.

Our committed approach to collaborative solutions development ensures every industry throughout the globe can benefit from the world’s brightest minds. As a result of this powerful combination of resources, TMEIC is positioned to develop innovative technologies, quickly respond to industry trends and apply solutions to a wide variety of industrial market segments around the world.

TMEIC’s success is directly tied to our clients’ achievements. From concept to installation, our experienced team of engineers develop lasting relationships by working hand in hand with our partners to ensure challenges are met and business goals exceeded. TMEIC delivers life cycle support services — from the introduction of the most appropriate systems, through its maintenance and support, to its eventual modernization as technologies advance.

At TMEIC, we recognize that our customers’ capacity to safely and efficiently produce exceptional final products is the driving force behind a thriving society and we are committed to seeing our partners succeed.

 

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CAPITANIO TAILORED AUTOMATION
Since 1975, Automazioni Industriali Capitanio (AIC) has been designing, manufacturing and installing industrial automation systems globally. AIC Capitanio Tailored Automation is a global system integrator that designs, manufactures and commissions plants worldwide, providing advanced and tailored automation plus mechatronics solutions for the steel industry. 
Thanks to the deep know-how acquired, the company is able to develop turnkey systems with customized solutions according to the customer’s needs. AIC takes care of every single stage of the implementation process, from specification writing, HW and SW design, manufacturing and testing, to installation, commissioning and after-sales services. Services offered include innovative PLC platforms safety systems, process controls, drives, CCTV systems, emission controls, dust treatment systems, water treatment plants, highly specialized technical trainings, robotics and mechatronics applications.

AIC is today one of the leading international suppliers for automation systems in the steel industry, with a focus on complete steel production and rolling, thanks to more than 1,500 installations in over 40 countries worldwide and deep technical expertise. 

By acquiring Kern Industrie Automation (KIA) in 2023, AIC has extended the products and services range into cold and hot flat products processes. Together with the acquisition of ATS Mechatronics, AIC is bringing to the steel industry its own binding, tying, compressing and packing machines, with mechatronics solutions based on robotics and more.

Thanks to local engineering and service companies, AIC is present with its facilities in Italy, Germany, North America, South America, India, China and Czech Republic, with numerous agent offices worldwide.

 

CORPUS CHRISTI REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.
Both Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp. (ED) and San Patricio County EDC work to secure business investment and jobs for our beautiful corner of the Gulf Coast. The impact this investment has had on our local economy has been significant: with US$35–$40 billion in new investment announced during the past five years and companies building in our area from around the world, including Austria, China, Italy, and Brazil, we are capitalizing on our deepwater port, great educational assets, and business-friendly climate to experience unprecedented growth.

Looking forward, our outlook is strong for continued growth. We already have in our region Tex-Isle, TEDA-TPCO, and Steel Dynamics and their customers, including Bull Moose, ThyssenKrupp, Friedman, Ferragon. SMS group, Feralloy and JM Steel. Our affordable cost of living and coastal lifestyle, along with a strong public school system, makes the Corpus Christi region attractive to families. Our commitment to supporting our existing industry partners, as well as focus on the attraction of new investment, makes our Texas business-friendly climate even friendlier.

We will continue to do our part to move our region forward. This means serving as the single point of contact for employers interested in locating, or expanding, in the Corpus Christi region, working in partnership with new or existing primary employers to facilitate and expedite the economic development process. To be successful, economic development organizations must have dedicated and committed partners that work together toward improving the economic climate of the community and region. 

Together we make things happen!


 

GRIDBEYOND
At GridBeyond, we envision a future where we work hand in hand with our customers to unearth the full potential of energy assets, crafting sustainability, resilience, and affordability to steer the course toward a zero-carbon future. By bridging the gap between disparate energy resources and the intricacies of electricity markets, our technology unlocks the latent power within every connected asset for utility-scale renewables generation, battery storage or industrial load, each piece can play a vital role in balancing the grid. By intelligently dispatching flexibility into the right market, at the right time, asset owners and energy consumers unlock new revenues, savings, and resilience and manage price volatility while supporting the transition to a net-zero future.  

Combining solvers, market access, and automatic trading in one place, our technology bridges the gap between distributed energy resources and the requirements of the power grid, empowering businesses, electric vehicle fleet operators, power generators, and energy storage operators to maximize revenues and savings. GridBeyond began commercially trading in 2010 and is now a global player in the energy transition, providing a powerful combination of technological excellence, consultative approach and unrivaled expertise that enables its partners and clients have future-proof access to energy services, while supporting the wider electricity grid, integrating more volatile renewables and making the leap to a greener future — all without impacting operations. GridBeyond delivers energy services, new revenues, enhanced savings, strengthened operations and sustainability to over 400 I&C sites worldwide, including some of the planet’s best-loved brands. 
 

JANUS AUTOMATION
Janus Automation is the premier supplier of heavy material handling control systems for the steel industry. A systems integrator with 400+ engineers in five countries, Janus Automation is able to work with both new and existing equipment to improve the safety, productivity, and flexibility of your facility's material handling. Our solutions include crane automation, from basic anti-collision systems, to semi-automation, up to fully automated AS/RS that handle products such as slabs, steel coils, and long products; heavy-lift AGVs for moving products from 1 ton up to 100 tons, such as rolling mill rollers; the Rodeo Warehouse Management System, which tracks products using the cranes and forklifts that move them to ensure traceability; Rodeo Machine Diagnostics, which uses electrical info to monitor machinery and provide easy troubleshooting on machinery such as overhead cranes and rolling mills; and Industry 4.0, such as digital twinning and VR/AR training.
 

JONES WALKER LLP
Avident Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jones Walker LLP law firm, is a strategic provider of economic development and site selection consulting services in North America both in traditional sectors and in advanced manufacturing and green energy. The Avident Advisors team combines, in one firm, this broad range of knowledge and experience required to provide effective location advisory services and economic development guidance. We have helped negotiate dozens of high-impact projects resulting in billions of dollars in investment and the creation of tens of thousands of jobs with current and past work especially in the steel industry. Jones Walker LLP represents clients of all sizes and from virtually every corner of the global economy, including major multinational, public and private corporations; Fortune® 500 companies; money center banks and worldwide insurers; and family-owned and emerging businesses. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in jurisdictions across the United States and have experience in countries on almost every continent.
 

THE SYSTEMS GROUP
The Systems Group is family owned and has been taking care of our customers for over 50 years. We are 100% focused on the steel industry. Our mission is to provide engineered solutions for a safer, more productive steel industry. Our divisions include Systems Plant Services, which provides steel mills with craft labor to maintain, repair and keep your plant running. Systems Contracting builds new steel mills and capital expansions — as a self-performing contractor, we install process piping, steel erection and equipment setting. Systems Spray-Cooled brings meltshops around the world a safer alternative to pressurized water cooling. Systems Fab & Machine supplies your structural steel, plate work, custom steel, machining and pipe fabrication needs. Systems Engineering creates in-house designs for process piping and steel structures to ensure accurate fabrication and speedy installation for each project’s unique requirements. Systems Clean Air ensures clean air to all your critical spaces.