Newsletter | July 2017
President's Message
Hello SFNE Members,

It has been my pleasure to serve as the president of the SFNE Board of Directors for the last year and one-half. During this time, the SFNE priority has been to increase market share for steel fabricators and make steel the material of choice.

Last December, Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, the president of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) addressed the SFNE dinner meeting.   Charles talked about how AISC can help fabricators increase usage of steel by illustrating the benefits of steel over other building materials. 

This was followed by a Canada Import Task Force meeting to discuss activities that SFNE, AISC and individual structural steel fabricators could engage in to reduce the impact of Canada fabricated structural steel being imported into the New England market.   See attached .

SFNE joined forces again with AISC this past June for the Early Involvement & Marketing Workshop.  During the workshop, AISC outlined their program to help the structural steel industry position itself to fight the growing number of precast and wood projects invading the New England market.

Our efforts to protect the New England steel fabrication market will continue, but we could use your help. SFNE is now soliciting nominations for election to the Board and to the Education Committee. Service will not take a lot of your time, but if you can volunteer, you will get more from your investment in SFNE.  More information and a nomination form are below.

SFNE also continues to develop programs with an educational component and networking feature.  Next up is the association’s perennial favorite, which is the Golf Tournament to be held at Red Tail Golf Club on September 22. Then, please mark your calendar for October 19 when SFNE will conduct a technology seminar and a dinner meeting.  More details are also below.

I look forward to seeing you on the links.

Best Regards,
SFNE President

Rens Welding & Fabricating


Nominations are open
for the SFNE
Board of Directors and Education Committee

The SFNE Board is responsible for establishing policy for the organization, monitoring finances for attainment of SFNE goals and representing the broad interests of the SFNE membership. In addition, Board members are asked to support SFNE activities, recruit new members and invite existing members to participate in programs.

The SFNE Board of Directors generally meets monthly by video conference call, then meets twice in person prior to the dinner meetings.  Board members are elected to serve a two-year term, which will begin on January 1, 2018.  The membership will vote on a Nomination Slate at the October 19 Dinner Meeting.

The SFNE Education Committee will be reactivated to analyze the membership’s educational needs and make recommendations for seminars and programs to meet those specific needs.

First, the Education Committee will review recent efforts to make steel the material of choice and increase market share for New England fabricators, then work to develop programs to enhance those efforts.

The Education Committee meeting schedule will be determined once the new committee is established.  The meetings are likely to be held via video conference calls. 

SFNE Committee members do not serve specific terms and are welcome to continue service as long as they wish.

As a board or committee volunteer you can help the association, make sure your company's interests are heard and have more opportunities to network with your colleagues or customers.
 
If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the SFNE Board or the Education Committee, please click here for the online Nomination Form.

Thursday 

October 19, 2017


LaBelle Winery, Amherst, NH

2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Steel Fabricators of New England (SFNE) is pleased to invite you to attend a Technology  Seminar, Wine Tour and Tasting, and Dinner Meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017.


Technology Seminar


The technology seminar to be conducted by STRUMIS, will highlight the utilization of technology to stay ahead of the fabrication curve and remain both relevant and profitable in an ever more dynamic industry. Business management, ensuring transparency throughout each department, and safeguarding management of resources effectively will be discussed, as well as workflow and integration with partner programs to manage day-to-day fabrication business.


Dinner Meeting


The dinner speaker will be Shelley C. Finnigan, S.E,  the Technical Marketing Director from Nucor-Yamato Steel. Shelley will present,
"From Scrap to Steel: An Overview of Steelmaking".

 
In this one-hour presentation, Shelley will review the process of steelmaking from the procurement, sorting and cleaning of scrap to the completion of flat- and long-rolled products.


The presentation will explore differences amongst commonly specified structural grades and will describe the considerations that should be taken into account when selecting the appropriate specification for a particular application. 


Wine Tour and Tasting


In between the seminar and dinner, SFNE members and colleagues will tour the LaBelle Winery and then enjoy a LaBelle wine tasting.


Click here to download an invitation and registration form.


Click here to register online.




Giza Steel

1801 Park 270 Drive # 220

St. Louis, MO 63146 

Phone: (314) 656-4615

www.gizasteel.com

Jim Moody

jmoody@gizasteel.com


Abenaqui Carriers

38 B South Road

North Hampton, NH 03862

Phone: (603) 379-8834

www.abenaquicarriers.com

Rick Thomas

rick.thomas@abenaquicarriers.com

Golf Tournament - September 22, 2017
Register to play in the Annual Golf Classic at Red Tail and reconnect with your SFNE friends and colleagues in the New England steel industry.  The Scramble Format Tournament will start with a shotgun at 9 am The Tournament fee includes breakfast, lunch, a “Have Fun” packet,   golf and cart, golf balls, and an American made cooler.
Sponsorship Opportunities
MASTERS CHAMPION $1,500

• Golf Foursome

• Tee Sign, Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book

• Chance to win a Golf Foursome at Red Tail Golf Course


GOLFER’S AMERICAN MADE COOLER $1,000

•  Logo on one side of the cooler

•  Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


BEVERAGE CART SPONSOR $1,000

•  Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


LUNCH SPONSOR $1,000

•  Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


OPEN CHAMPION $800

• Two Golfers

• Tee Sign, Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


BREAKFAST SPONSOR $750

• Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


PLAYERS CLUB $320

• One Golfer

• Tee Sign, Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


STRAIGHTEST DRIVE CONTEST $300

•  Tee Sign, Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


TEE SPONSOR $150

• Tee Sign, Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


SINGLE GOLFER $190


LUNCH ONLY $60


SOLD -- LONGEST DRIVE FOR MEN AND WOMEN $300

• Tee Signs, Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


SOLD -- HOLE IN ONE CONTEST $300

• Tee Sign, Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


SOLD -- CLOSEST TO THE PIN CONTEST $300

• Tee Sign, Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book


SOLD -- PUTTING CONTEST $300

• Tee Sign, Logo on SFNE Website and in Newsletter and Golf Book

Hand with marker writing  Volunteer
SFNE needs volunteers to help out at registration, at the hole contests and to sell raffle tickets. 

In  exchange for your time we would like to invite you to attend the lunch.  What could be better than a day out on a beautiful golf course and FREE breakfast, and lunch?  If you can volunteer for the day, please add your name to the registration form.
Click here to register online.

Click here to download an invitation and registration form.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast


9:00 am - Finish

Shotgun Start Scramble Format


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Networking Reception, 

Lunch & Awards

SFNE has reserved a block of rooms at the Spring Hill Suites Hotel.


To make a reservation please call (978) 772-3030.


The reservation deadline is 8/23/17 and the group rate is $119, plus tax.