October 24, 2012

Southern California Manufacturing Summit Update

David Miller, republican candidate for the U.S. House, 32nd District has confirmed that he will attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ashley DeVecht at 847-485-3011or Dianna Smoljan at 708-479-7540.

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 Southern California 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 Neil Sherman, CEO, Industrial Metal Supply Co.


  • Michael C. Arnold, president & CEO, Ryerson Inc.;
  • David H. Hannah, chairman & CEO, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.;
  • Michael H. Hoffman, vice chairman, Kloeckner Metals;
  • John J. Ferriola, president & COO, Nucor Corporation; and
  • Peter Zierhut, vice president, European Operations and Special Programs, W.J. Haas Manufacturing Corporation

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


Oct. 29, 2012

4:00 p.m. sponsor/panelist mixer

5:00 p.m. reception

6:30 p.m. summit presentation


Pacific Palms Hotel & Resort

1 Industry Hills Pkwy

City of Industry, CA


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: Registration is available online. Questions contact Nick Gonalez or Mike Massie.

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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