Breakfast at Interwire

NEW TIME: This event now starts at 8 am.

We hope you will join us for Breakfast at Interwire.

We will have an update on the economy and the construction markets from Ken Simonson of the Associated General Contractors of America, along with plenty of time to network with colleagues and customers before you hit the trade show floor. 

UPDATE: Schedule has been revised - the event now begins at 8 am. 

Location: Room A313, Georgia World Congress Center (near Interwire Registration)


     8:00 am - 8:30 am     Networking Meet & Greet, Breakfast

     8:30 am - 9:30 am     Economic Update from Ken Simonson

Who should attend:

  • Current AWPA members
  • Companies that draw steel wire in North America
  • Companies that sell wire rod to the North American market
  • Companies that supply equipment, materials, or services to the US steel wire drawing industry

2023-2024 Construction Outlook: Rotation or Retrenchment?

The downturn in homebuilding, along with continued increases in financing and construction costs, suggest a more widespread decline in construction may be close at hand. But the prospect of huge investments in manufacturing plants, data centers, power projects, and infrastructure points to a rosier scenario. 

Our Speaker:

Ken Simonson has been Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading construction trade association, since 2001. He provides insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries through frequent media interviews, presentations, and the Data DIGest, his weekly one-page e-newsletter that goes to more than 20,000 subscribers.

Ken has over 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. He currently serves as an advisor to the Census Bureau’s construction data re-engineering initiative. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics, and he is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982.

A Bonus for Registering for the AWPA Breakfast!

Registering to attend the AWPA Breakfast at Interwire will also register you to attend the 10:30 am Executive Panel on the Steel Market, part of the Interwire Conference Program, at no additional cost. It's a great value - 2 events for the price of 1!

Executive Panel - Steel Market


You can see who is registered here:


The following list shows all reviewed and paid attendees as of 12/03/2023.

Attendee Name Title  Company
Mr. Brad Andrews Senior Market Manager Wire Drawing Condat Corporation
Ms. Emily Bardach Executive Director American Wire Producers Association
Mr. Joe Barrett President - Davis Wire Corporation & National Strand Heico Wire Group
Mr. Timothy W. Becker President: Hickory Springs Mfg. HSM Solutions
Mike Bowen Global Product Manager Condat Corporation
Mr. Jan Deruytter Director, Manufacturing Productivity Improvement Lincoln Electric Company
Mr. Jonathan DeWitt General Market Manager Condat Corporation
Mr. Tim Dillon Sr. VP Sales and Marketing Liberty Steel USA
Mr. Joey Downes Director of Sales Mid-South Wire Company
Mr. Joseph D. Downes Jr.
Mr. Deron Dunbar Director of Sales & Marketing Ivaco Rolling Mills Ltd.
Mr. Mark Duncan Vice President Granite Falls Furnace
Mr. Matthew Duncan Vice President Granite Falls Furnace
Mr. Tarun Garg Consultant
Mr. Sam Gibbs Director of Wire Operations HSM Solutions
Mr. Tracy Gooding Director of Technical Operations MAR-MAC Industries, Inc.
Mr. Matt Graham Director of Technical Services Mount Joy Wire Corporation
Mr. Reed Hoagland Vice President Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Mr. Terry Hughes Nucor
Mr. John T. Johnson Jr. President Mid-South Wire Company
Mr. Stephen Jurewicz Sales Manager Nucor
Donald Keeports Master Scheduler Mount Joy Wire Corporation
Hugo Mackay Trade Trainee Tata International
Mr. Milton M. Magnus III CEO M&B Metal Products Company
Ms. Miyuki Mangrum General Manager Metal One America, Inc.
Mr. Jarrett Martin President MAR-MAC Industries, Inc.
Mr. John W. Martin III CEO MAR-MAC Industries, Inc.
Mr. Shane McGuire Sales Manager Nucor
Mr. John D. Meyer Group Vice President Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Chris Motley National Sales Manager-Trading Intermetals LLC
Olivier Munger Territory Manager Ivaco Rolling Mills Ltd.
Mr. Alex Nedergaard Director Supply Management, Americas Lincoln Electric Company
Mr. Michael O'Malley District Sales Manager Nucor
Dean Patterson General Manager Sales Tree Island Steel
Mr. Mark Powell District Sales Manager Nucor
Mr. Richard D. Sarver President Paramount Die
Mr. Jan Sorige President Enkotec Company Inc.
Mr. Bryan Sullivan VP of Steel Wire Solutions Bekaert Corporation
Mr. Andy Talbot Vice President / General Manager Mid-South Wire Company
Mr. Joshua Terwelp Trading Manager Tata International
Mr. Brian Toth Territory Manager Ivaco Rolling Mills Ltd.
Mr. Richard T. Wagner Senior Vice President & COO Insteel Industries Inc.
Mr. Ian Walsh CEO Wire-Bond
Mr. Kevin Walsh Vice President Trading Macsteel International USA Corporation
Mr. William Weber Rod Sales Field Technical Manager Liberty Steel USA
Mr. David J. Weinand Executive Vice President Oklahoma Steel & Wire Company, Inc.
Mr. H. O. Woltz III President and CEO Insteel Industries Inc.
Mr. James R. York Senior VP Insteel Industries Inc.