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February 15, 2021

This Week: Canada Forum And Webinar On Infrastructure

While the coronavirus pandemic has kept industrial metals industry colleagues from meeting in person, the Metals Service Center Institute is working to develop engaging, virtual content for its members. These events are all online and can be accessed by members no matter where they are in the world.

Upcoming events include:

  • February 17, 2021, 1 p.m. CT: MSCI will welcome Ed Mortimer, vice president of transportation and infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to discuss the chances for a federal infrastructure bill now that the 117th Congress is in session and the Biden administration is in place. Click here for more information and to register.
  • February 18, 2021, 3 p.m. CT: MSCI will host a Canada Regional Forum with Michael Deitcher, president of Alliance Steel Corporation; Lou A. Germano, president of Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc.; and John Maclean, vice president of service center operations at Russel Metals Inc. This webinar, held in conjunction with MSCI’s Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec Chapters, is open to all MSCI members who are interested in what is happening in Canada. Click here for more information and to register.
  • February 25, 2020, 2 p.m. CT: MSCI will host a free fireside chat webinar entitled, “The Value of Apprenticeships: What, Why, and How?” with Robert Lerman, Urban Institute Emeritus Professor of Economics, and MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner. Apprenticeship is a time-honored approach to learning and achieving high levels of occupational skill. Bob and Robert will provide an in-depth review of why apprenticeships are cost-effective for companies and workers and how service centers can best implement apprenticeship programs to take advantage of these benefits. Click here for more information and to register.
  • March 10, 2021, 2 p.m. CT: MSCI will host a free webinar with Steve Yates of Optimum Safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its National Emphasis Program to identify and reduce or eliminate amputation hazards in manufacturing sectors, and to increase inspections for those companies, including any establishment with metal fabrication and forging activities. Metal service centers with value-added services are also included in this program and should be prepared for additional target inspections. This webinar will discuss OSHA’s focus areas and how companies can be prepared for an unplanned inspection. Click here to learn more and to register.