Make plans to attend our Fall 2018 meeting. The meeting will be held in Westbrook Connecticut. Nucor Steel-CT will be hosting the IRD meeting at the Wallingford mill.

Technical Sessions: We want to continue filling our technical session with operator, vendor and operator/vendor papers. Many of you are trying new things, equipment, roll materials, tooling, guides, software, monitoring systems, etc.…,. Doing a joint paper with either a vendor or another person from your plant can make that first presentation easier. So please, contact John Ballani, Keith Bacon, Michael Chociej, or Rob Kibler about a paper and share your experiences with us, the positive or negatives. This is how we all learn. Thanks to all those who have presented papers.

For those who attend the Fall 2018 meeting, the Water’s Edge has perfectly landscaped gardens, acres of grounds overlooking the water, a private white sand beach, restaurants, entertainment, a premium spa and so much more. For over 30 years, Water’s Edge Resort and Spa has kept its presence as a top New England beachfront resort for vacations and getaways. It’s where IRD family memories are made, romantic escapes are treasured and it’s where Connecticut goes to find the shore. With spectacular views of Long Island Sound, Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT is just a short drive from all that Southeastern Connecticut has to offer.

It was good to see everyone that attended in Columbia SC and I hope our attendance continues to grow. I want to thank my fellow officers and Chairman for providing the support needed to make these meetings a great success. I look forward to the meetings to come and, with your participation, we can continue to improve and strengthen our membership.

Boyd Wright
CMC Steel South Carolina