Local Member Chapters

Ohio Valley Member Chapter

Annual Meeting

Event Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors
Airstream Systems Inc.
Butech Bliss
D & R Machine Co.
Edw. C. Levy Co.
Heraeus Electro-Nite Co. LLC
Kiewit Energy Group
MINTEQ International
Pentair Water Pool & Spa
Piedmont Hoist & Crane
PRCO America
Showa Denko Carbon Inc.
Virginia Crane/Foley Material Handling
Winkle Industries

17–19 November 2019The Peabody Memphis • Memphis, TN, USA

The Ohio Valley Member Chapter Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the AIST 2019 Leadership Conference.

►Hotel & Travel

 Tour of Big River Steel and Nucor Yamato-Steel


Schedule of Events

Sunday, 17 November 2019       

10 a.m.   

Golf Outing Registration
Mirimichi Golf Course   
The course is located approx. 13 miles from the hotel.  Golfers are responsible for their own transportation.

11 a.m.

Golf Outing Shotgun Start

5 p.m.

Registration, Vendor Displays and Welcome Reception (in conjunction with Leadership Conference attendees
Peabody Grand Ballroom D, E & F

Monday, 18 November 2019   

7 a.m.   

Registration and Breakfast
Peabody Grand Ballroom D, E & F

8 a.m. 

Technical Presentations
Peabody Grand Ballroom A    

“Prediction of Mechanical Properties in Steel Strip Production at Big River Steel”
Dieter Stotski, General Manager, SMS group DigitalUlrich Sommers, Technology Strip Processing Lines and Furnaces, SMS group Digital; Mukesh Ranjan, Vice President, Noodle.ai; Shobhit Bhartiya, Plant Metallurgist, Big River Steel

"Discovery of New Magnesia Source Extends Performance of MgO-Carbon in EAF, BOF, and Ladles" Bill Porter, National Sales Manager – USA, PRCO America


10 a.m. 

Morning Break
Peabody Grand Ballroom D, E & F

10:30 a.m.

Technical Presentations
Peabody Grand Ballroom A

Safety – Risk AnalysisMalcolm Dunbar, Vice President Environmental, Edw. C. Levy Co.

“Application of a Man-Less, On-Demand Immersion Optical Temperature Measurement Device at the EAF” Paul Turner, Manager of Product Engineering, Heraeus Electro-Nite Co

“Casting Robotics” Jeremiah Brandon, Systems Technical Manager - North America, Vesuvius


Peabody Grand Ballroom B 

1 p.m.

Technical Presentations
Peabody Grand Ballroom A

"Process Improvements with Equipment and Data" Bobby Newcomb, Roll Shop Interim Supervisor, Nucor Yamato–Steel

"Sub-Surface Calcium Wire Injection for Thin Slab Casting" Dr. David Helmick, Director of Global Research & Development, MINTEQ International
“Keeping Critical Spaces Clean Using Room Pressurization with Self Maintained Air Cleaner"  Josh Longmire, Area Manager, The Systems Group

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break
Peabody Grand Ballroom D, E & F

3 p.m.

Technical Presentations
Peabody Grand Ballroom A

"Refractory Changes and Implementation at Nucor-Yamato" Erin O'Neill, Co-op Nucor-Yamato Steel & Student, Missouri University S&T

"Safety Improvements at SDI - Butler" Yury Krotov, Casting Manager, Steel Dynamics Inc. - Flat Roll Group - Butler

4:30 p.m.

Leadership Perspectives
Peabody Grand Ballroom C
Panelist: Dick Teets, Co-Founder, Steel Dynamics Inc. 
In conjunction with the AIST Leadership Conference

6 p.m.

Networking Reception and Vendor Displays (in conjunction with Leadership Conference attendees)
Peabody Grand Ballroom D, E & F


Tuesday, 19 November 2019  


8 a.m.

Plant Tours: Big River Steel or Nucor Yamato-Steel


Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) Program

AIST recently launched the Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) program to encourage our members to help boost the next generation’s involvement in AIST and the steel industry. If you are an AIST member and are bringing a Young Professional (age 30 and under) to the conference, you can receive a free gift. All you have to do is enter their contact information on the registration form when you sign up for the conference. Find out more information about the program here.

Event Contributing Sponsor