January 4, 2021

Welcome To 2021. What Does MSCI Have In Store?

While the coronavirus pandemic has kept industrial metals industry colleagues from meeting in person, the Metals Service Center Institute is working to develop engaging, online contents 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:

  • January 6, 2021, 1 p.m. CT: MSCI will host a free one-hour webinar with Dr. Mark McClellan, director of Duke University’s Margolis Center for Health Policy. A physician-economist who is at the center of the nation’s efforts to combat the COVID-19, McClellan is author of a roadmap that details the steps needed for a comprehensive COVID-19 response and safe reopening of our country. He also is the former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. McClellan will discuss the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines and how it is being managed by the federal and various state governments. We will also discuss the efficacy of the vaccines now becoming available, who should get them, in what order, including essential workers in the metals industry, and what we can all do in the meantime to limit the spread of this virus. Click here to register.
  • January 12, 2021, 10 a.m. CT, Safety Innovation and Improvement Awards Ceremony: MSCI will honor Michigan Seamless Tube & Pipe (MST) and Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., winners of MSCI’s 2020 Safety Innovation and Improvement Award. The two companies will demonstrate how their people first culture approach to safety led MST to reduce their OSHA recordable incident rate by 73 percent in 22 months and its lost time rate by 78 percent and how Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s program resulted in a 13 percent decline in OSHA recordable injuries from 2018 to 2019 and a reduction of 40 percent from 2019 to 2020. Click here for more information and to register.
  • January 14, 2021, 3 p.m. CT, Regional Chapter Forum Webinar: MSCI will host the next installment in its free Regional Chapter Forum Webinar series. This discussion will focus on the Central Midwest United States and will be held in conjunction with MSCI’s Central States, Indiana, St. Louis and Wisconsin Chapters. The forum is open to all MSCI members who are interested in what is happening in this part of the country. Panelists will include Mike Lerman, president of Steel Warehouse Co.; Mike Petersen, CEO of Petersen Aluminum Corp.; Bill Ring, president of Dalco Metals, Inc.; and Bill Zielinski, President and COO of Chicago Tube and Iron Co. While this is a free event, please consider making a donation to MSCI’s scholarship program through MSCI’s donation portal. Click here for more information and to register.
  • January 19, 2021, 2 p.m. CT, CEO Huddle: MSCI welcomes Barbara Smith, Board Chair, president and CEO of Commercial Metals Company, and John Ganem, CEO of Kloeckner Metals, for its January CEO Huddle. In this thought-provoking conversation, the two leaders will share their reflections on the new norm, the outlook for the steel industry and industrial metals distribution, along with their perspective on end-use market demand. In addition, with a new administration and Congress in place, they will share their perspective on potential implications of fiscal policy and infrastructure spending. Click here for more information and to register.