AWPA Executive Director Kimberly Korbel spoke at the Council of Manufacturing Associations’ 2016 Summer Leadership Conference on August 11. As part of a panel titled “Leading on Your Issues: Best Practices in Issue Advocacy Campaigns,” she discussed how the AWPA membership advocated for the ENFORCE Act, and collaborated with other organizations to successfully push the … Continue reading AWPA Executive Director Speaks at Council of Manufacturing Associations’ Summer Leadership Conference
August 5, 2016 Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc. (KCI), announced it has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Strand-Tech Martin, Inc. (STM), located in Summerville, South Carolina. STM is a producer of PC strand and industrial wire for pre-stressed concrete and post-tension markets and manufactures a full line of PC strand and high carbon … Continue reading Membership Changes
On August 4th, Hickory Springs, hosted the Congressman for the 10th District of North Carolina. The plant is located near Charlotte and will also host this years’ AWPA Operations Managers Meeting in September. “It was certainly a pleasure for us to visit with you at Hickory Springs. …the Congressman thoroughly enjoyed his visit, and really … Continue reading Congressman Patrick McHenry Visits Hickory Springs
Calling all Plant Managers and Human Resource Professionals Registration is now OPEN for the Operations Managers Meeting to be held September 28-29, 2016, in Charlotte, NC. HSM Wire Technology has graciously agreed to host a tour of their Hickory Springs Plant. This will be new format for this meeting. AWPA is conducting a two-day workshop … Continue reading Register for the Operations Managers Meeting
On behalf of the AWPA, we wish to convey sincere Congratulations to Heather Outhuse, Director of Meetings and Membership, on the arrival of her twin boys on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Maximilian Artemis was born at 1:12 pm and Augustus Emerson was born a minute after his big brother at 1:13 pm, both weighed in at 4lbs 14oz. Everyone is … Continue reading The Babies Have Arrived
The 2016 Annual Meeting was held last month in St. Petersburg, Florida. Attendance was up again this year, with over 180 attendees. Participants had the chance to reconnect with colleagues, customers and suppliers, and they heard the latest on the economy, the 2016 election, the scrap market, the rod market, and managing the multi-generational workforce. … Continue reading Members Enjoy Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg!
In September, Ted Leja was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Ted is on the Board of Directors of Tree Island Steel, and has formerly served on the AWPA Board of Directors. For those of you who know him, the family has set up a CaringBridge website, where more information on his condition and treatment can be … Continue reading Update on Former AWPA Board Member Ted Leja