October 10, 2012

Critical Manufacturing Issues to be Discussed

Manufacturing Summit: Closing the Divide


A Manufacturing Summit: Closing the Divide Between Jobs, Policy and Growth” will be co-hosted by the national Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) and its Pittsburgh chapter and is one of 11 to be held this election year around the country.


Moderators and hosts:

  • Bob Weidner, III, MSCI president & CEO
  • MSCI chapter president David Yundt, vice president & director, Stainless Products, Main Steel Polishing Co., Inc.


  • William M. Hickey, president, Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp.;
  • Craig T. Bouchard, chairman, Shale-Inland;
  • Norman E. Gottschalk, Jr., president, Marmon Distribution Services, Inc.;
  • Michael S. Williams, senior vice president, North American Flat-Roll Operations, United States Steel Corp.; and
  • Ladd R. Hall, executive vice president, Flat Rolled Products, Nucor Corp.

All republican and democrat federal candidates have been invited to participate.


Oct. 11, 2012

5:00– 6:30 pm networking reception

6:30 summit and panel presentations


Embassy Suites

550 Cherrington Parkway

Coraopolis, PA


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 competitive.

The summit will present a unique opportunity for local and national industry leaders, their employees and policy experts to discuss what is needed for a thriving and competitive manufacturing sector and to hear candidates’ views on key issues.


Attendees: To register for the event or for more information, contact Gretchen Shansky (724) 602-1443

Media Contacts:
Jonathan Kalkwarf (847) 485-3007; cell (773) 835-6108
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, 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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