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Platinum Sponsors

Red Bud Industries

Red Bud Industries is a world leader in the manufacturing of Coil Processing Equipment. Today, their equipment can be found in operation in all the major world markets processing materials of all types. Throughout the industry, Red Bud Industries is known for pioneering, developing, and producing state of the art Slitting Lines, Cut-To-Length/Multi-Blanking Lines, Heavy Gage Plate Lines, Stretcher Levelers, and other Coil Processing Equipment. With a modern manufacturing complex of over 200,000 square feet, Red Bud Industries possesses the manufacturing capacity and prowess to produce some of the most advanced Coil Processing Systems available anywhere in the world.

Diamond Sponsors


Reibus is the leading digital marketplace for the metals industry.  We help companies buy, sell, move, and finance steel, aluminum, and other metals.  We combine technology with deep industry expertise to solve supply chain challenges and take the hassle out of buying and selling.  Thousands of companies across the globe use Reibus to sell excess metal and procure hard-to-find materials.  Many companies also work with Reibus to improve their liquidity and cash flow. For more information, visit Reibus at www.reibus.com.

Gold Sponsors


We are a leading company in the Americas that manufactures and processes a wide range of steel products using the most advanced technology. With 18 production centers in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, United States, Guatemala and Mexico, we manufacture high-complexity steel products that supply the main industries and markets in the region. We have an efficient, fully-integrated production system. Our facilities feature the whole manufacturing process of steelmaking, from the mining of iron ore to the production of high value added products for the most demanding industries.

With excellence as our primary goal, we provide the best products and services to our customers.

The Ternium trademark is your assurance of quality.

SMA (Steel Manufacturers Association)

SMA is the largest steel industry trade association in the United States and is the primary trade association representing American EAF steel producers. Accounting for over 70 percent of domestic steelmaking production, EAF producers are the most sustainable steelmakers in the world. By using an innovative, 21st century production process that is less energy-intensive, domestic steelmakers have up to 75 percent lower carbon emissions than traditional steelmakers. SMA’s 24 producer members have operations in 35 states. For more information check out our website at www.steelnet.org or our Facebook page.

United States Steel Corporation

Founded in 1901, United States Steel Corporation is a leading steel producer. With an unwavering focus on safety, the company’s customer-centric Best for All® strategy is advancing a more secure, sustainable future for U. S. Steel and its stakeholders. With a renewed emphasis on innovation, U. S. Steel serves the automotive, construction, appliance, energy, containers, and packaging industries with high value-added steel products such as U. S. Steel’s proprietary XG3® advanced high-strength steel. The company also maintains competitively advantaged iron ore production and has an annual raw steelmaking capability of 22.4 million net tons. U. S. Steel is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with world-class operations across the United States and in Central Europe. For more information, please visit www.ussteel.com.

Ranger Steel

Founded in 1958, Ranger Steel is the largest independently owned steel plate distributor in the United States. Headquartered in Houston, Ranger operates a distribution center at the Port of Houston and warehouses in Tulsa, Los Angeles Basin, and Fort Worth area. Ranger Steel services Mexico, Central and South America, and other international destinations as well as all U.S. markets. Ranger Steel’s strategic locations help it meet the needs of its customers fast and efficiently in a wide variety of industries, including ship building, energy, transportation, vessel and heat exchanger, heavy plate fabrication, commercial and industrial construction, and storage tanks. For over half a century, Ranger has been recognized for its quality product and customer service, vast and varied inventory, and on-demand delivery at competitive prices. Hundreds of tons of steel plate move through Ranger Steel facilities daily by rail, ship and truck.

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AISI serves as the voice of the American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI’s membership is comprised of integrated and electric arc furnace steelmakers, and associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, visit AISI’s website at www.steel.org. You can also follow AISI on Twitter (@AISISteel), LinkedIn and

Bank of America

In uncertain times, one thing is certain. Bank of America Business Capital is by your side with the resources, solutions and vision to see you through. Drawing on experience gained over nearly a century, we offer clients in the United States, Canada and Europe services ranging from working capital and turnaround financing, to recapitalizations and restructurings. Delivering smart solutions that make it easier to do business, and the expertise to help you take on what’s next.


Crowe is one of the largest public accounting, consulting, and technology firms in the United States. With decades of experience in the metals industry, we provide metals-specific accelerators, analytics tools, and productivity apps to help your business get the most out of its technology and ERP platforms. We invest in tomorrow because we know smart decisions build lasting value for our clients, people, and profession.

Flack Global Metals

Flack Global Metals (FGM) was founded with the mission to reinvent how metal is bought and sold. We’ve created a service center like no other – combining expertise in merging physical supply chains with financial tools. FGM is the first and only steel company to embed the CME HRC futures contract into every facet of our business. As a supply chain management company operating as a metals service center, we provide a wide range of flat-rolled products including aluminum, carbon steel, stainless, and pre-painted metals. We also offer customized fixed-pricing programs that enable customers to profitably manage both margin and timing of physical raw material.

Heidtman Steel

Headquartered in Toledo, OH, Heidtman Steel is a solution driven flat rolled steel service center network. Serving a vast array of markets, Heidtman operates 8 wholly owned or joint venture steel processing facilities, with most of them adjacent to steel mills. Long known for expertise in the application of high strength steels, Heidtman also markets Advance High Strength Steels. Capitalizing on diverse captive capabilities, and innovative risk management programs, Heidtman provides customers the ultimate in cost effective solutions.

Heidtman Capabilities:
  • Pickling
  • Slitting
  • Edging
  • Temper Pass
  • One Pass
  • Stretcher Levelling
  • Galvanizing
  • First Operation Blanking
  • Pipe and Tubing

Mill Steel Company

Founded in 1959 by Harry Samrick, Mill Steel Co. is one of North America’s premier flat-rolled steel suppliers. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Mill Steel operates five service center locations including; Grand Rapids and Melvindale, MI, Jeffersonville, IN, Birmingham, AL, and Houston, TX. Mill Steel excels at serving some of the world’s most demanding industries with its steadfast dedication to superior quality, delivery, and performance. The company continues to grow by consistently operating with integrity, while putting its customers and associates first. With excellent customer service and rapid turnaround times, Mill Steel is your one-stop-shop! For more information, visit www.millsteel.com.

Silver Sponsors

CME Group

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.  With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.

BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank, part of BMO Financial Group and based in North America, is a highly diversified capital and financial services provider with a long-standing history in the metals space. As the 8th largest bank in North America with over $800 billion in assets, BMO maintains an established Metals team within BMO Harris Bank and BMO Capital Markets, as a capital provider and investment bank/advisory firm, respectively. As one of the largest asset-based lenders and metals lenders in North America, BMO can provide flexible senior credit facilities of $10 million or more to domestic and global concerns with a focus on the mills/producers, metal service centers, scrap and recyclers, importers/exporters, and metal fabricators. To learn more about BMO Harris Bank, please contact Andrew.Pappas@bmo.com.

Priefert Steel

Family-owned and operated since 1964, Priefert is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Considered a leading innovator in the industry, what began with the launch of a single headgate, has since grown into one of the world’s largest rodeo and ranch equipment manufacturing facilities. Given their volume of consumption and history of steel fabrication, Priefert has also expanded into the steel market, specializing in supplying a variety of steel products to manufacturers, service centers, and other volume buyers. A true testament to the American Dream, Priefert is proud to produce a quality product that is made in the USA.

PSI Metals North America Inc

PSI Metals, a subsidiary of PSI Software AG, is the world’s leading provider of production management software in the metal industry, with 50 years of experience. We pride ourselves in providing software for optimizing production, planning and control, and logistics in industrial companies. The headquarter of PSI Metals is based in Düsseldorf and we are present at six further locations within Europe and operate offices in Brazil, China, India, Russia and USA. Our customers are located locally and internationally. They include important producers of steel, aluminum and copper, as well as range from large integrated steel mills to smaller specialized manufacturers. With PSImetals software solutions, our customers achieve the horizontal and vertical integration of their business processes and increase their productivity throughout the entire production process.

Bronze Sponsors

Alliance Steel LLC

Alliance Steel is a full-service flat rolled steel processor, material distributor, and service provider dedicated to supporting a variety of manufacturing needs across many industrial sectors.

We offer hot-rolled, cold-rolled, coated, pre-paint and stainless steel products in a wide range of gauges and grades, processed to your specifications. Our service capabilities include slitting, shearing, blanking, cut to length, stretcher leveling, lasering, metallurgical support and custom logistics solutions.

As an ISO 9001:2015-certified company, Alliance Steel is committed to providing quality products on time and at competitive prices. We view customers as long-term business partners, and our team will do its best to make that partnership successful.

Acero Prime

The All-Inclusive Service Center that provides a complete solution in Mexico; integrating steel and aluminum toll processing for coils, warehousing and logistic services. 

With more than 20 years serving the most demanding industries, ACERO PRIME is your reliable choice for metal processing and supply chain management to increase value for your customers. Strategically located along the main industrial corridor in Mexico and continuously expanding our infrastructure to support the growing demand in the region, ACERO PRIME ships more than 800,000 net tons per year, integrating solutions among steel producers, distributors and customers. 


Modern Metals

For more than 75 years, Modern Metals magazine has served metal service centers, producers, fabricators and OEM/end-users with accurate and trustworthy reporting on a variety of issues/challenges facing the metalworking industry.  Our audience of C-level executives, plant/design engineers, and purchasing agents have come to rely on Modern Metals for in-depth coverage of company operations, market reports, processing technologies, case studies, industry/people news and market trends.  For more information, visit www.modernmetals.com.

Paragon Steel

Paragon Steel is an ISO 9001-2015 flat rolled steel distributor and processor with two state-of-the-art facilities on the campus of Steel Dynamics, Inc. in Butler, IN. We offer supply chain program management, daily inbound and outbound rail shipments, storage options, in-house lab services, custom packaging and more. Paragon features four slitting lines and a shape correcting cut-to-length line, providing consistently high-quality products with first class service. At Paragon, trust has always been at the core of what we do and who we are. We invite you to visit Paragon-Steel.com to see why our customers, vendors and employees “Trust the Process”.

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank has the expertise, leadership and innovative technologies to help your organization succeed in a rapidly changing global marketplace. Our list of firsts is extensive, and it’s one that continues to expand as we explore the intersection of tech-driven innovation, dedicated people and focused community impact.