September 26, 2012

Wisconsin Manufacturing Summit: Closing the Divide

Manufacturing Summit: Closing the Divide


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



MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner, III
MSCI chapter President Joseph F. Teich, President, Wisconsin Steel & Tube Corporation
Dan Ariens, President and CEO, the Ariens Company
William M. Hickey, President, Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp.
William J. Ring, President, Dalco Metals, Inc.
Ladd R. Hall, Executive Vice President, Flat Rolled Products, Nucor Corporation
Tim Sullivan, former CEO of Bucyrus International Inc.


August 8, 2012, 5 p.m. reception, followed by a 6 p.m. dinner, and 7 p.m. panel discussion



Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place
11600 West Park Place
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 53224


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 visit http://www.msci.org/EventCalendar/details.aspx?EventID=1178&cat=33, or contact Kimberly Anderson.



Founded in 1909, the Metals Service Center Institute, based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., has more than 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.


For more information, visit www.msci.org Follow us on Twitter @MSCITweets, and connect with us on LinkedIn at Metals Service Center Institute.


Metals Service Center Institute
Jonathan Kalkwarf, 847-485-3007 or 773-835-6108 (cell)
Ashley DeVecht, 847-485-3011 or 616-260-2785 (cell)