Technology Committees

Transportation & Logistics and Material Handling Technology Committees Joint Meeting

7 May 2019 • David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 326 • Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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1. Chair’s opening remarks- Tony Nath & Larry Guinn
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting
6. AIST Staff Announcements

Main agenda items


Review Mission Statement

  • MHTC: To serve and support the iron and steel industry by providing forums for technical information exchange, personal development and networking through technically focused committee meetings, participation in the annual AISTech conference, and joint committee ventures that promote safe and cost-effective methods for material handling.

  • TLTC: To support the iron and steel industry by providing forums for technical advancement with safe and cost-effective material movement by land, air, rail or water for the continuous transporting improvement of raw materials to finished steel products.


Develop committee objectives for next year


Meeting Locations


Technical Topic to be discussed at Meetings and possible presenters


Elect New Officers

  • Chair – Bruce Zimmerman

  • Vice Chair – Jesse DeSpain

  • Papers Chair – Will Jones

  • Education Chair – Everette Davis


  • Chair – Kevin Ray

  • Vice Chair – Allan Welch

  • Papers Chair – Chance Suggs

  • Education Chair – Everette Davis

  • OTLR Chair – Rance Wetzel 


Present Chair Plaques 

  • Tony Nath & Larry Guinn


Next meeting

  • MHTC:  15-17 October 2019 with a tour of the Panama Canal (Space is limited).with  Mi-Jack Products hosting

  • TLTC:  16 – 17 October 2019 at SafeRack in Charleston, SC


Chair conclusion – Tony Nath & Larry Guinn

1 p.m.