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North Central T&O / Heavy Section Product Group Meeting

Everyone is invited to the next meeting of the North Central Division and Heavy Section Product Group. The meeting will be held at MEelecmetal, 200 East Carterett Street, Duluth, MN 55808 on June 22nd. This will be a rare opportunity to visit a plant using the 'V'-Process.
The program is as follows;

June 22

8:00 am to 10:00 am - Plant tour

10:00 am to 3:00 pm - Technical and Operating meeting (lunch will brought in)

  1. Wash for Heavy Section Steel Castings - Ralph Showman, Ashland Chemical Co.
  2. What's happening at ME Duluth - Jim Nelson, MEelecmetal

  3. Hot Topping Compounds for Large Risers on Heavy Section Steel Castings - Joe Miko, Vacuform

  4. Carbon Pickup - Ralph Showman, Ashland Chemical Co.

  5. Iron Oxide - speaker to be identified

  6. Combustion Efficiency in Heat Treat Ovens - Graham Munson, Marshall-Nelson and Associates

  7. SFSA Update - Malcolm Blair, SFSA
  8. Round table discussion of business conditions and plant issues - All


We do not have a designated hotel in Duluth but MEelecmetal has a corporate rate at Fitger's, 600 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Lakeside Room Rate $139/night - Good for nights of 6/20-6/22/2010
Reservation Cut-Off Date: 6/4/2010

According to Mapquest, MEelecmetal is just over 10 miles from downtown Duluth.

We can arrange to have dinner (Separate checks) for those of you arriving early on 6.21.10. Please let me know if you wish to join us for dinner and your arrival time on 6.21.10.

Please register your attendance at the meeting with Malcolm Blair blairm@sfsa.org

Malcolm Blair
VP Technology
Chairman/Secretary ISO TC17/SC11
Steel Founders' Society of America
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Crystal Lake
IL 60014

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