Next Steel 101 in Ontario, California with tour of California Steel Industries

Friday, March 17, 2017 3:37 PM Written by 

Steel Market Update is pleased to announce the location and dates for our next Steel 101: Introduction to Steel Making & Market Fundamentals workshop. We will be taking our workshop to Ontario, California on June 22 & 23, 2017 and we will tour California Steel Industries as part of our program.

We want to take a moment and thank CSI President & CEO Marcelo Botelho and Executive Vice President Ricardo Bernardes for the opportunity to have our attendees visit and tour the CSI steel mill.

California Steel (CSI) is the largest flat rolled mill on the West Coast capable of producing more than 2 million tons flat rolled. We are looking forward to our attendees getting an opportunity to see slabs converted to hot rolled, HRPO, cold rolled and galvanized steels. CSI also has a pipe mill on site where they make electric resistance welded pipe.

All of our exceptional instructors will travel to California: John Eckstein, Metallurgist and integrated steelmaking expert, Peter Wright, Metallurgist and long products/EAF expert (Peter is also one of our marketing/economic experts), Steve Painter, steel sales expert for flat rolled, plate, tin plate, Mario Briccetti, purchasing expert (end users) for flat rolled products, Brett Linton, statistician and website expert for Steel Market Update and John Packard, sales & purchasing for service centers, trading companies and domestic steel mills. John is also the founder and publisher of Steel Market Update. The combined experience of our instructors exceeds 150 years…

Registration will be open on our website in the coming days.

Our Toledo workshop sold out within a few weeks and we believe this one will also sell out quickly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 800-432-345 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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John Packard

John Packard is the President and Publisher of Steel Market Update. Since 1977, he has been an active participant in the flat rolled steel business in North America. His background provides the unique flavor and quality of Steel Market Update. John has held positions in the service center, steel mill and trading company segments of the flat rolled steel industry. John founded Steel Market Update, Inc. in August 2008. John can be reached via email at: or by phone: 800-432-3475.

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