Local Member Chapters

Southeast Member Chapter

Annual Meeting

14-16 October 2018Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel • Portsmouth, VA

►Vendor Display & Sponsorship Opportunities

Host Mill: Nucor Steel Hertford County

Golf Course: Riverfront Golf Club

Don't miss the opportunity to gain technical knowledge and network with leaders and peers in the steel industry!

Schedule of Events

Sunday, 14 October 2018    

8 a.m.     

Golf Outing at Riverfront Golf Club  

6 p.m. 

Registration, Vendor Displays and Welcome Reception  

Monday, 15 October 2018   

8 a.m. 

Registration and Breakfast
Producer-Only Technical Discussion Breakfast      

9 a.m.

Technical Presentations  

  • Changing Unsafe Attitudes and Behaviors”
    Donald Theune, Principal, Donnic Consulting

  • "EAF Optimization"
    Justin Zwick, Process Manager, Commercial Metals Company Arizona

  • "Refractory Laser Measurements for Furnace & Ladle Applications"   
    Chad Trent, director, sales & marketing; & David Thomas, Ferrotron Product Line Manager; MINTEQ International

  • "SDI Butler Galvanizing Line Upgrade" 

  • Presentation by Greg Moore, Rolling Mills Technology Manager, Commercial Metals Company Oklahoma



1 p.m.

Technical Presentations 

  • Presentation by Nucor Steel Hertford County 

  • “Human Impact of Visual Aid Technologies with Steel Facilities”
    Chris Machut, CEO, Netarus

  • Vendor/Producer Roundtable Addressing Mill Issues

6 p.m. 

Networking Reception and Vendor Displays 

7 p.m. 

Dinner with Keynote Presentation

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 

8 a.m.

Plant Tour: Nucor Steel Hertford County

Attend for Free!

As a welcome to AIST and the industry, the Southeast Member Chapter is offering complimentary meeting registration as a guest with a paid attendee to:
Young Professionals: attendees 30 and under.
New Industry Hires: attendees who have been employed with a producer in the steel industry for less than 18 months.

Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) 

AIST's Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) program rewards our Members for helping build a sustainable steel industry at the most important level:  the next generation.  Getting Young Professionals involved in AIST, and the greater steel industry, provides opportunity and benefits for all involved.  Find out more information about the program here.