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SFNE Scholarship Winner

SFNE is pleased to announced the winner of the 2017-18 AISC/SFNE $2,500 Scholarship is Derek Cote, from Connecticut.

Derek completed his undergraduate studies at Central Connecticut State University with a major in Civil Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. While enrolled at CCSU, he worked in the steel fabrication industry at Shepard Steel Co., and served as the President of the ASCE student chapter.

Derek has decided to further his education, and begin his graduate studies at the University of Hartford. He will continue working at Shepard Steel as a Project Manager while he pursues his master’s degree.

During his senior year at CCSU, Derek led the design for the Blue Steel team in the AISC Steel Bridge Competition. Due to his success with this project, Derek is now leading the fabrication of the bridge for Shepard Steel Co.

Derek’s goal is to obtain his Professional Engineer (PE) Degree and continue working toward a rewarding career in steel fabrication. He plans to focus his studies on steel construction and connections. During the next few years he will also work with the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) to further his understanding of steel construction and the AISC audit process.

SFNE established the scholarship through the AISC Education Foundation program to assist qualified students, and to encourage creativity, interest and proficiency in the fabricated structural steel construction industry.
SFNE Seminar, Dinner
& Wine Tasting
Thursday,October 19, 2017

LaBelle Winery, Amherst, NH
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Steel Fabricators of New England (SFNE) are 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 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. Topics including Business management, ensuring transparency throughout each department, and safeguarding management of resources effectively will be discussed. The seminar will also review workflow and integration with partner programs to manage day-to-day fabrication business.

Dinner Meeting
Shelley C. Finnigan, S.E., Global Technical Sales Engineer and Head of Technical Sales & Marketing for the Americas for ArcelorMittal International North America 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 the differences amongst commonly specified structural grades, and will review the considerations that should be taken 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 enjoy a LaBelle wine tasting.

Click here to download an invitation and registration form.

Click here to register online.
NESDA Dinner Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Slattery's Restaurant
106 Lunenburg Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420

You're invited to attend the NESDA dinner meeting on September 21, 2017. Glen Pisani of MAS Building and Bridge will discuss the relationship between detailers and erectors. The meeting will be held the night before the SFNE golf outing, just 30 minutes from the Red Tail Golf Club.

For more information, please contact:
Victor C. Callirgos, President, One Iron, Inc.
President, New England Steel Detailers Association
802.442.3331 - phone
802.922.6319 - mobile
SFNE Golf Tournament
Friday, September 22, 2017

Red Tail Golf Club, Devens, MA

Looking to reconnect with SFNE friends and colleagues in the New England steel industry? There are limited spots remaining for the Annual Golf Classic at Red Tail Golf Club this Friday, September 22! The Scramble Format Tournament will start with a shotgun at 9 am. The Tournament fee includes breakfast, lunch, a “Have Fun” packet, golf registration, cart, golf balls, and an American made cooler.

Click here to register online.

Click here to download an invitation and registration form.