AMM will host its first Mechanical & Structural Tube Conference this October in Chicago
The Mechanical & Structural Tube Conference is the only North American conference dedicated to this sector of the steel tube market. The one-day event will bring together producers, end-users, raw material suppliers and distributors to discuss the tube market outlook. This platform provides an opportunity for companies to exchange information and work to support the advancements of the steel tubing industry.
Keynote Address: Tubing Channels – The Big Picture
William Wolfe, Executive Director, Steel Tube Institute of North America
Highlight Address: Mechanical Tubing Outlook
Patrick Tobin, Director of Global Sales for Tubular Products, ArcelorMittal
Highlight Address: Structural Tubing Outlook
Thomas Muth, VP Sales & Marketing, Atlas Tube
TOPICS:Tubing Channels – The Big Picture
Michelle Applebaum, CEO, Steel Market Intelligence
Steve Duncan, Director, Market Intelligence, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Eli Lustgarten, Senior Research Analyst, Industry Machinery & Equipment, Longbow Research
Ian Rode, General Manager Southern Divisions, Infra-Metals
Kenneth Sichelski, VP Sales & Marketing, Marmon/Keystone Corporation
Kenneth Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Larry Soehrman, VP, Materials Management, Chicago Tube & Iron Co.
John Sousanis, Director of Information Content, Ward’s Information Products
Insights on the opportunities, issues and concerns associated with production and distribution of tubing from producer to distributor to end-user.
Carbon Flatroll 2012 Forecast
Information on the carbon flat roll market in 2012, including anticipated demand, capacity issues, etc.
Mechanical Tubing Outlook
Concentration on DOM tubing and provide an overall outlook for 2012, including projected consumption, capacity, supply issues, market behavior, etc.
Key Mechanical Tubing End-Use Markets
The 2012 outlook for automotive production in North America
Insights on the overall manufacturing outlook, general equipment demand, the power generation.
Structural Tubing Outlook
The 2012 structural tubing market is discussed, including projected consumption, capacity, supply issues, market behavior, etc.
Key Structural Tubing End-Use Markets
The outlook for the residential and non-residential construction industry for 2012 and beyond
The 2012 outlook for the agricultural and construction equipment markets.
Metal distributors will offer their views on inventory levels, over-under supply conditions, buyer behaviors and current market issues and concerns.
The first annual Steel Long Products Conference will follow the Mechanical & Structural Tube Conference and take place in the same hotel on Wednesday and Thursday, October 12-13, 2011.