What’s New

  • Steve Murphy to Speak at AWPA's Breakfast at Interwire

    We are pleased to announce that Steve Murphy, Market Intelligence Manager at Gerdau, will speak at the upcoming Breakfast at Interwire. Many of you will know Mr. Murphy from his work on the Steel Market Update from Gerdau. The AWPA would like to thank Gerdau for helping to make Breakfast at Interwire possible, and supporting the AWPA's efforts to provide valuable event programming. AWPA's Breakfast at Interwire is a great opportunity to hear the latest on the steel market, while reconnecting with colleagues and customers. It is also the perfect chance for potential AWPA members to see what AWPA meetings are all about. Please invite your customers and suppliers who are eligible for AWPA membership to attend – their registration is free! AWPA members pay just $60.00. The event will be held April 29th from 7:00 am – 9:45 am, and includes a coffee & networking hour, followed by breakfast and a presentation about the steel market. Registration is now open on the AWPA website – from the homepage, click on Upcoming Events and select Breakfast at Interwire. Register today!

  • AWPA to Participate in Manufacturing Summit

    AWPA will be holding a Briefing of the US House of Representatives Wire and Wire Products Caucus on June 2, 2015, and for the first time, combining this event with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Manufacturing Summit. The Manufacturing Summit is the opportunity to be a part of the “army of manufacturers” storming Capitol Hill, promoting US Manufacturing issues. We expect the agenda to include a number of trade issues, including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the ENFORCE Act. As you know, AWPA has been advocating for enforcement of US Trade laws by championing ENFORCE. Please plan on spending a day in Washington, DC next month as part of this important push to finally get this legislation passed. More information, including registration instructions, can be found on the event page at the AWPA website, here: http://bit.ly/1DnhyN9

  • Pictures of Wire Industry Needed – Help Us Bring Our Website into the 21st Century!

    The AWPA is working on a badly-needed update to our website. You can help by providing pictures of products, facilities, and workers that we can use on the new site. If your marketing or public relations department has any photographs you could share, please contact Heather in the AWPA office at houthuse@awpa.org.

Meeting Highlights

Annual Meeting: Full House in Sunny Tucson! The 2015 Annual Meeting was a great success, with over 170 attendees making the trip to network and do business. It was a welcome escape from a rough winter for many. If you missed it, speaker presentations are on the Past Meetings page of the AWPA website - you can find the link on the Members Homepage. Mark your calendars for the next Annual Meeting February 22-24, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Florida.