Meeting Notice

ASM Akron / ASME Akron Joint Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Meeting Sponsor: Buehler

RESERVATIONS Requested by: Monday, January 14, 2013, by 1:00 p.m.
Walk- ins are welcome*****

Reservations not canceled 2 days prior to meeting
will be invoiced as we must pay for meals reserved.
Contact:Technical Chair: Dave Houser, Babcock & Wilcox Company

Topic: Seamless Piercing and the Rolling Technology as used in the new FQM* mill in Youngstown, Ohio vs. the MPM** technology

The presentation will focus on the new Seamless pipe technology and V&M Star's (VALLOUREC & MANNESMANN) investment in Youngstown, Ohio. The presentation will also discuss V&M’s involvement with the Utica-Marcellus Shale Drilling industry.

* FQM (Fine Quality Mill) is a retained mandrel mill for seamless tube rolling.
**MPM (Multistand Pipe Mill) process.

Speaker: Mr. Daniel Mihalik, Eastern Regional Sales Manager for V&M USA. 25 plus years of experience in the steel manufacturing industry. Dan worked for several different steel manufacturing operations in the NE Ohio and W PA. area producing a variety of steel products including SBQ and Seamless OCTG products. Over the past 15 years Dan has focused specifically on Seamless OCTG products. Dan is currently Eastern Regional Sales Manager for V&M USA and responsible for V&M's sales of Seamless OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) products in the NE region, which includes Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Dan is a lifelong resident of NE Ohio.

Location:New Era Café,
10 Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44312
Time: Networking: 5:30 / Dinner: 6:30 p.m. / Presentation: 7:30
Cost:$20.00 members & spouses / $22.00 guests / $15.00 retirees / $5.00 Students
Buffet: Chicken Paprikas. Stuffed Pork Chops, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, Coffee, and dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation and we can arrange a vegetarian meal.
Meetings: February – date TBA Engineers Week Banquet at Emidios Party Center.
March 20– Annual Thermal Spray Night at The New Era Restaurant
April 17 – Annual Student Night and Membership Acknowledgement Night – New Era Rest.

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All the best for the coming year.

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In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors