Charlotte Manufacturing Summit: Closing the Divide

  Charlotte Manufacturing Summit: Closing the Divide

Business Wire

-- September 27, 2012

Metals Service Center Institute:

               “A Manufacturing Summit: Closing the Divide Between Jobs,
               Policy and Growth” will be co-hosted by the national Metals
WHAT           Service Center Institute (MSCI) and the South Atlantic chapter
               and is one of 11 to be held this election year around the
WHO            MSCI president and CEO Bob Weidner, III
               MSCI chapter president Joe Baucom, vice president, southeastern
               region, Marmon/Keystone, LLC
               Bill Jones, vice chairman, O'Neal Industries;
               Michael C. Arnold, president & CEO, Ryerson Inc.; and
               James Darsey, executive vice president, Nucor Corp.
               All republican and democrat federal candidates have been
               invited to participate.
WHEN           Oct. 8, 2012
               4:00 – 5:30 p.m. presentations;
               5:30 – 6:30 p.m. networking reception
WHERE          Renaissance Charlotte Suites
               2800 Coliseum Centre Drive
               Charlotte, NC 28217
BACKGROUND     The purpose of the meeting is to:
               • Mobilize the metals industry—producers, service centers,
               processors and end users—in advance of the 2012 elections
               around the many issues that threaten the long-term outlook for
               manufacturing and the U.S. economy; and
               • Educate candidates on these issues so that they may better
               understand how their action, or inaction, directly influences
               our industry’s ability to grow, increase jobs and stay
               The summit will present a unique opportunity for local and
               national industry leaders, employees and policy experts to
               discuss what is needed for a thriving and competitive
               manufacturing sector and to hear candidates’ views on key
HOW            Attendees: To register for the event or for more information,
               contact Maria Haughton, 704-928-2440
               Media Contact: Jonathan Kalkwarf 847-485-3007, cell
               Ashley DeVecht 847-485-3011; cell 616-260-2785
               Founded in 1909, the Metals Service Center Institute, based in
               Rolling Meadows, Ill., has over 400 member companies operating
               from more than 1,500 locations in the United States, Canada,
ABOUT          Mexico and throughout the world. Together MSCI members
               constitute the largest single group of metals purchasers in
               North America, amounting each year to more than 55 million tons
               of steel, aluminum and other metals, with about 300,000
               manufacturers and fabricators as customers.
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Metals Service Center Institute
Jonathan Kalkwarf, 847-485-3007
Cell: 773-835-6108
Ashley DeVecht, 847-485-3011
Cell: 616-260-2785
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