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2018 Fall Meeting

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The 2018 NCCA Fall Technical Meeting

Sept. 24-26, 2018

Hyatt Regency Louisville

Louisville, Ky.


Gary DallinEducation Seminar

The fall’s educational offering will be on the galvanizing process and the chemistry, physics and engineering of metallic-coated steel, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24. This seminar will be presented by Gary Dallin, an expert in this area, with 50 years of experience with galvanized and prepainted steel sheet products. He will cover the history of galvanizing from the early days of batch galvanizing, to today’s modern continuous galvanizing process. Gary will be discussing many of the common metallic-layer chemistries, such as hot-dipped galvanized steel, Galvalume®, Galvanneal, and the relatively new magnesium-modified metallic layer chemistry.

Although retired from Stelco Steel, Gary continues to be active in our industry, serving as President of Steel Technology Services and director of the International Zinc Association’s GalvInfo Center.

To register to attend the Education Seminar only, click here. 


Plant Tour


Steel Dynamics will be hosting a plant tour of its galvanizing line and paint line. The tour will precede the educational seminar on Monday. This is a must-see tour. Both lines are state-of-the-art and are housed in the same building, just a short walk from each other. The tour will consist of small groups of 5-10 individuals, each group with its own tour guide. There will be plenty of opportunity for attendees to learn the details of the processes and ask plenty of questions immediately as they come to mind.


River Cruise


The fall meeting offers another great opportunity to network with industry peers on a river cruise on The Belle of Louisville. The evening will include a tour of the Ohio River, dinner and entertainment.



The Annual Trade Show


Our trade show, the industry’s top networking event of the year, returns on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Join your industry colleagues for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and displays of the latest industry products and services. If your company would like to exhibit at this year’s show, click here for more information.



Alan BeaulieuBeaulieu is Back


Alan Beaulieu, president of the ITR Economics, has been an NCCA-favorite speaker for many years. Highly acclaimed in presentations around the world, he has a well-earned reputation of providing expert analysis of key economic indicators and presenting reliable economic forecasts.


To register for the fall meeting, click here.

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