A Letter from our President
Roger E. Ferch
I’d like to thank all of those who attended and exhibited at this year’s NASCC: The Steel Conference in St. Louis, which boasted a record-breaking attendance of 3,748 people, making it the largest Steel Conference ever. Please continue to provide feedback to us as it only helps us continue to improve the conference each year.
The recorded sessions from this year's conference are posted on our website at www.aisc.org/2013nascconline. You can find photos from the conference on AISC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AISCdotORG in the “NASCC 2013” photo album, as well as videos on AISC’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/AISCSteelTV.
Next year's Steel Conference will take place in Toronto, March 26-29, and will be held in conjunction with NSBA's 2014 World Steel Bridge Symposium; mark your calendars! To learn more about The Steel Conference, visit www.aisc.org/nascc.
We’re now gearing up for another exciting event: SteelDay. It’s the industry’s largest educational and networking event and will be extra special this year, as the nationwide event will celebrate its fifth anniversary on October 4.
We encourage our AISC member companies to host a SteelDay event, as it’s a great opportunity to showcase your facility, projects and capabilities, and connect with people in your local communities.
Interested in hosting a SteelDay event this year? Visit the SteelDay Hosts Area on the SteelDay website (www.SteelDay.org) to sign up and manage your event. Our event management system is free and allows hosts to easily manage every aspect of their event, from controlling their content on the SteelDay website and map, to managing registration and automatically generating a PDF flyer promoting your event.
For questions please contact AISC’s Ross Allbritton at email@example.com or Jennifer McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another fantastic opportunity coming this fall is a new AISC program called the “Future Leaders Ideas Lab,” aimed at upcoming leaders of fabrication companies. The two-day program will be held from October 24-25 in Nashville and is designed for fabricators under the age of 45 who have either recently moved into, or anticipate moving into, a senior management position during the next decade. Participants will learn about a variety of issues from workers’ comp to a look at the best ideas from a full-range of fabricators. More information on the program can be found at www.aisc.org/ideaslab.
As always, please contact me with your questions, concerns and suggestions.
Roger E. Ferch