Technology Committees

Hot Sheet Rolling Technology Committee Meeting

12–13 February 2019The Homewood Suites by Hilton • Charleston, SC, USA

Tour of Nucor Steel-Berkeley


The Homewood Suites by Hilton
1998 Riviera Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Reserve by 28 January for AIST Room Rate of $124 plus tax
For reservations, call +800-445-8667

AIST technology committee members are asked to print out the latest revised meeting agenda from our website one week prior to this meeting.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

8 a.m.

1. Chair’s opening remarks – Bill Seres 
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting
6. AIST Staff Announcements
7. AIST Steel Industry Fatalities
8. Nominations for committee officers

  • Chair – Bill Seres

  • Vice-Chair – Rob Brunelli

  • Papers Chair – TBD

10 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Discussion items

  1. SMS group Inc. – Topic: New Horizons with Digital Solutions for Hot Rolling, presented by Prof. Dr. Pino Tese

  2. Presentation #2 planned, but recently cancelled, so we are interested in arranging for an alternate.  Please contact Chairman Bill Seres if you would like to present.

Main agenda items

11:15 a.m.

Finalize AISTech sessions

  • Papers due to AIST (18 February)

  • Author Registration deadline (1 March)

  • Presentation Draft Due in to AIST (18 March)

  • Re-emphasize the role of Session Chair and Papers Chair


Review Hot Strip Mill roundup published in November 2018


Best Paper Award announcement – Keegan Wright


Technology Training conference – Nancy Hake


Discuss AIST Digital Transformation Subcommittee


Young professional recruitment subcommittee



1:30 p.m.

Tour, meeting at mill site
Nucor Steel-Berkeley
1455 Hagan Ave
Huger, SC 29450

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

8 a.m.

1. Producer Presentations

  • Producer members each bring a small Power Point presentation covering Core Topics (Safety, Announced Capital Expenditure Projects, and Maintenance/Reliability issues) while expanding discussions where possible to include yearend performance summaries and major mill-site milestones achieved in 2018 – a banner year in the industry

2. International Study tour planning discussion – Amy Beard

10:30 a.m.



Next meeting


Chair conclusion

11:30 a.m.