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 Registration at Riverfront Golf Club  

8:30 a.m.

Shotgun Start

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

  • “CMC Oklahoma”
    Greg Moore, Rolling Mills technology manager, Commercial Metals Company Oklahom

10:30 a.m.

Morning Break

11 a.m.

Technical Presentations

  • ​"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”

12:30 p.m.


2 p.m.

Technical Presentations

  • Presentation by Nucor Steel Hertford County

  • “Lime and Carbon System Upgrades – Nucor Hertford Melt Shop”
    Pat Quiney, project metallurgist, Nucor Steel Hertford County

3 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:30 p.m.

Vendor/Producer Roundtable Discussing Mill Issues
Kyle Lysitt, rolling and finishing electrical supervisor,
Nucor Steel Hertford County,  and Glenn Aker, caster - Continual Improvement, Nucor Steel Berkeley

5 p.m.

The State of the Industry & U. S. Steel’s Asset Revitalization Program”
James F. Dudek, vice president – Asset Revitalization and Manufacturing Excellence,
United States Steel Corporation and AIST 2018-2019 president

6 p.m.

Networking Reception and Vendor

7 p.m.

Dinner with Keynote presentation by Bob McCracken, vice president and general manager Nucor Steel Hertford County

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.