• Board Of Directors Awards

    Board Of Directors Awards

    In lieu of the in-person ceremony, AIST has created a virtual ceremony to acknowledge the achievements and commitment to excellence exemplified by these deserved award winners.

    On behalf of the AIST Board of Directors and its Awards and Recognition Program Committee, we offer our sincere congratulations to those being recognized.

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  • AISTech 2021 Housing and Registration Open!

    AISTech 2021 Housing and Registration Open!

    We can't wait for the steel industry to come together again in Nashville this summer. AISTech 2021 is a can't-miss event for anyone involved in the steel industry! If you are not able to attend the event in person, we have a virtual registration option available as well. Whether you attend in person or virtually, AISTech has something for everyone!

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  • Nashville is Good to Go!

    Nashville is Good to Go!

    Music City is reopening and has established a program to help residents and visitors easily identify businesses in every industry that are committed to your health and safety. Participating businesses pledge to uphold the coronavirus guidelines established by Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department and the recommendations of leading infectious disease experts.

    Learn more about the program and make plans to join us in Nashville for AISTech 2021
  • Bringing Industry Experts Together

    Bringing Industry Experts Together

    AIST continues to bring together industry experts to discuss topics and events impacting the steel community through virtual webinars. Our webinars are FREE to AIST members, so take advantage and register for one today.

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  • Membership


    Take charge of your career by joining AIST’s unique global network of steel industry professionals. Hundreds of educational resources and networking opportunities are provided to help individuals reach professional and corporate goals.

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  • AIST is here to serve the latest and greatest of iron and steel education.

    AIST is here to serve the latest and greatest of iron and steel education.

    Our spring conferences will be comprised of Technology Training programs that address specific process, engineering, equipment and reliability technologies associated with the global iron and steel industry. No matter your current situation or geographic location, attendees will be given the opportunity to develop knowledge in person OR tune in virtually and learn via Zoom.

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  • Order the 2021 Directory — Iron and Steel Plants

    Order the 2021 Directory — Iron and Steel Plants

    Available in hard copy or e-book!

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The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel: 101

24–25 Mar 2021 |, Virtual Meeting

The making, shaping, and treating of steel are critical to product design, application, cost and performance. 

Long Products Rolling – A Practical Training Seminar

11–13 May 2021 | San Antonio, Texas, USA

The seminar will contain both theoretical presentations and real-world case studies from long products producers in North America. 

Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry

17–20 May 2021 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Digital Transformation is a critical component for steel companies’ future success. It is a broad concept with the potential to influence all aspects of the steelmaking process.

Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar

24–28 May 2021 | Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Covers safety, the basics of electrical and mechanical features of electric arc furnaces, refractories, and the role of raw materials. 

Maintenance Solutions: Fundamentals and New Frontiers

21–23 Sep 2021 | San Antonio, Texas, USA

Hands-on instruction, tools, and the best technologies for mechanical, electrical, lubrication, hydraulics, management system maintenance and reliability solutions.

Secondary Steelmaking Refractories – A Practical Training Seminar

05–07 Oct 2021 | Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Secondary steelmaking refractory maintenance is vital to both productivity and safety in a meltshop and caster. 

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Monthly Journal

Coke & Ironmaking

2021 March Issue

Tosyali Algérie A.S¸. (Tosyali), utilizing MIDREX® technology, in only its second full year of operation, produced more than 2.23 million metric tons of direct reduced iron (DRI) in 2020, which is a world record for a single direct reduction module. The 2.5-million-metric-tons-per-year DRI plant began using hot DRI (HDRI) at the electric arc furnace meltshop in February 2019. HDRI made up almost 72% of total production in 2020 (1.6 million metric tons), with average metallization of about 94% and carbon averaging around 2.2%. Iron ore pellets feeding the DRI plant were supplied predominantly by Tosyali’s own 4.0-million-metric-tons-per-year pellet plant on-site. See page 5 for more details.