Newsletter | February, 2018
 SFNE 2018 Scholarship
SFNE is currently accepting applications for the scholarship, which was established to assist qualified students, and to encourage interest in the fabricated structural steel construction industry.

SFNE will award two $1,000 scholarships.

The SFNE scholarship is available to:

  • High school students who will attend a welding program at a technical school or a community college;
  • Students enrolled in or who will attend a Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering Structural Engineering, Welding Technology or Construction Management programs;
  • Undergraduate juniors, seniors or master’s level graduate students;
  • Student attending universities in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT -- full-time; and a
  • U.S. citizen

Applicants must meet the following selection criteria to be eligible for the award.

Applicant must:

  • Be a child of a full or part-time permanent employee of an SFNE member company.
  • Have been accepted to, or currently attending a technical school, two or four-year degree college program, or participating in a graduate degree program.
  • Have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA out of a possible 4.0 in the grading period preceding their scholarship application.
  • Provide evidence of acceptance to a school; or if currently in college, provide proof of enrollment.
  • Complete the SFNE Scholarship Application and provide a letter of recommendation.
Applicants who have received a full scholarship from another source are not eligible for the SFNE scholarship.

The SFNE scholarship will be funded through member donations.

Click here to donate online (you can pay by credit card or check)

Click here to apply for the SFNE Scholarship
 SFNE Spring Seminar and Dinner Meeting
AISC’s Early Involvement Workshop & Keynote Dinner Presentation
March 8, 2018
Plainridge Park Casino | 3:00 pm - 8:00 
Over the last 10 years, many things have changed in the construction world:

  • Increased competition from concrete and wood
  • Increased emphasis on cost when margins are already tight
  • Greater aversion to risk
  • Online business relationships
  • New generation of decision makers

AISC has developed a program for the structural steel industry to address these changes. Through effective business development and early involvement education and training, we can make steel the material of choice!

BRING YOUR KEY STAFF to learn how you can best position your company to get a seat at the table as a valuable contributor in the decision making process. The workshop will be presented by:

  • Gene Martin, P.E., LEED AP, Project Specialist, American Institute of Steel Construction
  • John Cross, PE, Vice President, American Institute of Steel Construction
  • Angela Richie, Construction Lawyer, Stites & Harbison PLLC 

The dinner presentation by John Cross, will focus on early involvement benefits as they relate to the challenges facing the structural steel industry. 
Become an Event Sponsor!

During the networking reception, attendees will meet with industry trade partners. The SFNE dinner meeting provides a great sponsorship opportunity. The cost is only $100. For this you get a tabletop for the networking reception, your linked logo on the SFNE website, and special recognition during the dinner and in the marketing materials.
Current Sponsors
After Dinner Entertainment - Plainridge Park Casino

After dinner, event attendees will have the opportunity to try their luck in the casino!

For the New England Gambler, Plainridge Park Casino provides the excitement, winning and comfort that our players can expect. Our convenient location allows you to spend less time traveling and more time experiencing the entertainment you crave with the hometown hospitality you deserve.

Plainridge Park Casino offers a wide variety of the latest slots, video poker, and electronic table games

  • Be in the front row to all the excitement at our live race track
  • See simulcast racing all year round with live harness racing from April to November
  • Maximize your bets with Marquee Rewards, which allows you to earn Points and comps at over 20 casinos, including fabulous Las Vegas and Plainridge Park.

Click here  to learn more about Plainridge Park Casino!
Click here   to register online!

Click here   to download an invitation and registration form!
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Early Involvement Seminar

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sponsor Visits
Networking Reception
Dinner & Presentation
Members $75.00

Non Members $100.00

Sponsorship $100.00*

* The sponsorship fee 
does not include dinner  
2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference
NASCC: The Steel Conference is the premier educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, bringing together structural engineers, steel fabricators, erectors and detailers.
The Steel Conference offers more than 130 sessions on topics ranging from “Practical Advice for Reviewing Software Generated Connection Designs” to “Lateral Torsional Buckling and its Influence on the Strength of Beams” to “Keeping OSHA out of your Bank Account.” In addition to practical seminars on the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting-edge research, the conference also offers an extensive trade show, featuring products ranging from structural design software to machinery for cutting steel beams, as well as plentiful networking opportunities. And one low registration fee gains you access to all of the technical sessions, the keynote address, the T.R. Higgins Lecture and the exhibition hall.

Click here for more information.
State Of The Industry Luncheon Featuring:
M. Robert Weidner, III -  President & CEO of The MSCI

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
What an interesting time in the metals & manufacturing industry! Wilber Ross recently presented Donald Trump with the much anticipated Section 232 report. What lies ahead for metals in 2018 and beyond? How will the current administration follow thru with the promise to change NAFTA? Will more countries be hit with tariffs and duties? Will the United States metals industry be able to compete with China? Are we prepared when jobs continue to come back to the United States? How will the recent tax reform bill impact us? Will there be a Transportation bill in 2018? Find out the answers to these questions and many more.  
About Bob Weidner:

Bob Weidner is President and CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute, a $10 million century old trade association representing producers and distributors of aluminum, carbon and stainless steel. Having joined the association in 2001, he is a fierce advocate for North American manufacturing and the use of industrial metals. MSCI is an active member of several Coalitions advocating on behalf of manufacturing and free enterprise. Working with its 30 chapters, MSCI engages in grass roots advocacy and has a joint scholarship program which has granted nearly $5 million to nearly 2,500 children of member company families.

Click here to register
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