I am in Chicago this evening having conducted a shortened version of our Steel 101 workshop at the FABTECH conference. We had a good group of people who were totally unaware of Steel Market Update and, in many cases, were attending to gain more knowledge about the steels their company uses. We had energy people who had questions about steels used to protect people working in nuclear power plants. We even had a teacher/professor from Kodiak, Alaska.
I will be back in my office on Thursday and will remain close to home until early December when I go to Las Vegas to speak at HARDI.
We have set dates for the March Steel 101 workshop. It will be March 28-29 and we will be touring the NLMK USA Portage, Ind., minimill. I hope to open registration up for the March program by no later than Monday of next week.
As always, your business is truly appreciated by all of us at Steel Market Update.
John Packard, Publisher
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A big "thank you" to Wolfe Research and Timna Tanners for organizing a lunch in today in Chicago with a group of steel industry participants and investors.
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