Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

We’ve gone well past hectic as we are literally within a few hours of kicking off our 4th Steel Summit Conference in Atlanta. We exceeded our registration goals and we had to expand both of the rooms we are using at the Georgia International Convention Center to accommodate the extra people. The place is set up and we’ve already begun to check-in those who have arrived at the Marriott Gateway Hotel the night before.

For those attending our Steel Summit Conference the day begins at 8:30 AM with a special pre-Summit workshop on Advanced High Strength Steels and the concept of light-weighting.  The full conference will began at 10 AM Sharp in salon’s 6 & 7 in the south side of the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC).

For those who are flying into Atlanta in the morning – one note to remember – follow signs for Rental Cars – the SKYTRAIN goes to both the rental car lots (2nd stop) and the Marriott Gateway Hotel and GICC (1st Stop). There is no charge for the train which is located just outside the airport terminal. DO NOT TAKE THE MARTA TRAIN which goes downtown and cost money to ride. The SkyTrain has black cars and is free to ride.

Big River Steel has scheduled their “official” ground breaking for September 22nd. The ground breaking is by invitation only. Actual construction has already begun.

A note that we will not produce a Steel Market Update newsletter on Thursday due to our Steel Summit Conference. We will be back in full swing by Sunday evening.

As always your business is truly appreciated by all of us here at Steel Market Update.

John Packard, Publisher

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