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T&O “Troubleshooting the Steel Casting Process” Meeting

TThe Troubleshooting (North-Central Division) T&O meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th in Duluth, MN and includes a tour of ME Global. “Troubleshooting the Steel Casting Process” is a SFSA Green Book that was published several decades ago - all attendees will receive a PDF copy. Green Books were a compilation of lectures on a given topic at the T&O Conference. The upcoming meeting will look at different challenges in making steel castings and how to resolve them. Topics will range from inclusions to gas to sand with presentations made by member foundries talking about their experiences. There is no cost for the meeting - travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees’ responsibility. Please bring your safety shoes for the tour. Final details for the meeting will be sent to all registered attendees. To RSVP, please contact David Poweleit poweleit@sfsa.org.


Thursday, May 14th
Afternoon meeting at ME Global - Duluth, 200 E Carterett St, Duluth, MN

  • (Harrison Steel Castings) - Inclusions
  • Brent Hanquist (Sivyer Steel) - Gases
  • Raymond Monroe (SFSA) - Linear discontinuities
  • Bill Shafer (ME) - Adhering sand
  • Troubleshooting techniques roundtable discussion.
Evening dutch treat dinner with the group - meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00P (restaurant TBD)
Adjourn by noon

Friday, May 15th
Morning tour of ME Global - Duluth, 200 E Carterett St, Duluth, MN


(All of the following hotels offer “ME” rates; based on availability, recommended priority is):
The Inn on Lake Superior, 350 Canal Park Drive Duluth, MN, 218-726-1111, www.theinnonlakesuperior.com, $102
Fitgers, 600 East Superior St Duluth, MN, 888-348-4377, www.fitgers.com, $130/$140
Holiday Inn & Suites, 200 W 1st St Duluth, MN, 218-722-1202, http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/duluth/dulmn/hoteldetail, $94
The Suites Hotel in Canal Park, 325 Lake Ave S Duluth, MN, 218-727-4663, www.thesuitesduluth.com, $89
Americinn Hotel & Suites Duluth South - Blackwoods, 185 Hwy 2 Proctor, MN, 218-624-1026, www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/duluthsouth, $85

David Poweleit
Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA) - Vice President of Technology
780 McArdle Drive Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
v/f: 815-301-4139
e: poweleit@sfsa.org