SFNE News | November 2018
SFNE Elects New Board of Directors and Officers
SFNE elected a new Board of Directors and Officers at the association's Annual Meeting held on October 18th at Summit Metal Fabricators. New terms begin on January 1, 2019. New Board members elected include Ryan Lyford from Reliance Steel, Inc. and Glenn Salamone from QSR Steel.

During the October 18th Annual meeting, members paid tribute to Darin Gillies also from Reliance Steel, Darin is a long-time board member whose term will end this year. Darin has served on the SFNE Board since 2012, and most recently as the Board Secretary.

Kris Kraft, Capone Iron Corporation

Vice President
Rick Coughlin, Quinn Brothers of Essex, Inc.

Lori Chasse, S.L. Chasse

Peter Fusini, Berkshire Bridge & Iron

Immediate Past President 
Rens Hayes, Rens Welding
& Fabricating, Inc.

Stephen Capone, Capone Iron Corporation

David Cronin, Jr., D. Cronin’s Welding Service

Ryan Lyford, Reliance Steel, Inc.

James McBrady, James McBrady, Inc.

Brett Miller, Building Envelope Systems

David Orlando, Berlin Steel Construction Co.

John Roy, Connecticut Galvanizing

Glenn Salamone, QSR Steel Corporation

Colleen Wiesbrock, Infra-Metals Corporation
Ryan Lyford is the Drafting Manager for Reliance Steel, Inc. located in Colchester, Vermont. 

Always interested in the construction industry from an early age, Ryan participated in the Spaulding High School Technical Center’s Pre-Engineering program in addition to his regular high school courses.

After graduating from Spaulding, he received an associate degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design from the Community College of Vermont. He started his career working for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation in the Facilities Engineering Division.
The desire to work on more complex and faster-paced projects lead him to Reliance Steel, Inc. to work in the steel industry. As the Chief Draftsman at Reliance Steel, Inc., Ryan enjoys the complexity and ever-changing steel design process. 

Ryan is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics. Ryan also enjoys 3D modeling, software development, spending time with his family and giving back to the community by helping students learn more about the construction field and what it has to offer.
Glenn Salamone is the Managing Member of QSR Steel Corporation located in Hartford, Connecticut.

After graduating from Xavier High School in Middletown he went on to attend Central Connecticut State University where he studied Construction Management. Post-graduation found Glenn working as a Project Manager for one of New England’s largest steel fabricators and erectors.

His entrepreneurial spirit and vision for the future led him to found QSR Steel in 1999 at the age of 29.   

Over a 19-year history, QSR Steel has been recognized with multiple awards and accolades for building excellence and outstanding workplace safety in their field.

Glenn serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut ABC, the Connecticut Subcontractors Association (CSA) and the Channel 3 Kids Camp.

The 9/11 Sports Center in Wethersfield is a highlight among the many prestigious projects QSR Steel has been part of. The Sports Center was the first project of its kind that included placement of steel members from the fallen Twin Towers .
Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel
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The SFNE October 18th Annual Meeting was held at Summit Metal Fabricators in Plaistow, NH. The event featured a tour and architecturally exposed structural steel presentations.

Katherine Quigg, P.E, an AISC Structural Steel Specialist, provided an overview of the new guidelines that gave fabricators a better understanding of the various AESS categories. The information provided should lead to more effective documentation and streamlined communication with design professionals within the new AESS category system.

John Roy , the Vice President of Connecticut Galvanizing, discussed the need for greater communication between fabricators and galvanizers on AESS jobs. John provided tips and methods that can be implemented to ensure efficiency, quality and success for an AESS project.

Click here to view the AESS PowerPoint.

Click here to view the Galvanizing Powerpoint.
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Mike Evans, Sales
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AISC Appoints Greater Boston Area Structural Steel Specialist
Gregory Clauson is committed to helping architects, engineers, general contractors and owners achieve better project outcomes by using domestically produced and fabricated structural steel.

He brings more than a decade of contracting, engineering and construction experience with various firms throughout the northeast on a wide range of building and bridge projects. Most recently, he worked as a structural engineer at Kleinfelder and before that was a project manager at Executive Building Systems, Inc. He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
You may volunteer to serve yourself or you can nominate someone else from your company to serve on the SFNE Education Committee.
Volunteers Needed for SFNE Education Committee
The SFNE Education Committee analyzes the membership’s educational needs and makes recommendations for seminars to meet those specific needs. They research educational programming opportunities, schedule speakers and disseminate information for the SFNE newsletter and association's website.

The Committee’s first project for 2019 will be the development of the SFNE Spring Dinner. The current plan is for the dinner to feature a panel discussion between engineers, general contractors and fabricators. The goal is to discuss ways to streamline communications and improve efficiencies in the construction process.

Cathy Flaherty , Executive Director

Laura Preston , Program Coordinator

Julia Dacey , Meetings & Program Coordinator
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Phone: 603-766-7363
Fax: 508-232-6005