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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 250,000 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.

Gold Sponsors

Bank of America

Whatever you need to thrive and grow, 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 acquisition financing, to recapitalizations and turnarounds. 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 9 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

International Steels Limited

International Steels Limited is the largest Flat Steel manufacturer and exporter in Pakistan. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing complex is built on a 32-acre land in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan.

With a production capacity of 1,000,000 Metric Tons, International Steels Limited Produces Cold Rolled and Coated Steels for numerous industrial and commercial applications. These high-precision steels are also exported to 30 countries globally, to serve as an essential input for various industries.

Driven by the Clean, Lean, and Green approach, the company maintains eco-friendly practices in its operations. The company also takes part in several CSR initiatives for social uplift.

KORE Machinery


Our equipment can be found operating in a multitude of industries ranging from automotive to HVAC to agriculture to aerospace. With a strong focus on technology, KORE Machinery is well known for manufacturing the most automated equipment available on the market today. We stand behind our equipment and our commitment to providing our customers with unparalleled support after the sale.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Silver Sponsors

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.

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.


Felux is where steel buying and selling is made easy. Build a company profile, upload material for sale, post an RFQ and search the community. Felux provides users a marketplace to connect, transact, share content and manage their business with real-time data and analytics. Go to Felux.com to get started.

Magic Coil Products LLC

Magic Coil Products LLC is a steel service center located on campus with Steel Dynamics Corporation in Butler, Indiana. Magic Coil Products has the ability to process hot roll, cold roll, hot dip galvanized, galvaneal and pre-paint. MCP has the following processing equipment: Two Braner slitters with the ability to process material with a gauge range of .012 – ¼” with a max coil width of 72”. MCP also operates a Red Bud Multi-blanking line with a gauge range of .020 to .140 and a max master coil max width of 72”. The MBL has the ability to produce sheets as well as take four in-line cuts to produce tight tolerance precision blanks.

MCP offers the following services:

  • Toll Processing
  • Material Storage
  • Customized inventory programs
  • Inside sales and logistics management

Please visit our web-site at www.magiccoilproducts.com or call 260.868.COIL (2645) for inquires or additional information on Magic Coil Products.

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

PSI Metals is the leading provider of innovative production management software for the metals industry, by combining Supply Chain Management, Advance Planning Scheduling and Manufacturing Execution System within one Service Platform (SP). Our solutions supports all processes such as planning, production, quality, and logistics. Our end-to-end solutions enables aluminum and steel producers to stay competitive by delivering tailored and configurable solutions. We also specialize in business consulting studies that provide strategic information services. PSI Metals is a subsidiary of PSI Software SE, a publicly traded company that focuses on software for energy, mobility and production management. We have a global presence in four continents and 10 countries, with our headquarters in Dusseldorf and North American office in Pittsburgh, PA.


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.

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 LinkedIn profile.

Stella Source

Solve your estimating and quoting pain points with Stella Source's two unique solutions—SecturaFAB, a robust and highly customizable estimating engine, and Stella Source, a streamlined platform with lightning-fast onboarding and networking.

With decades of experience in buying and selling metals, the Stella Source team uniquely understands pain points across the metals value chain. From uploading product files, creating nests, and working with assemblies—to costing materials and sending quotes—do it all through our unique platforms. No more waiting for responses—the Stella Source family increases win rates, reduces workloads, and brings visibility to the estimating and quoting processes.

StoneX Group Inc.

The StoneX Global Metals Team helps customers manage market risk by providing access to futures, options and OTC trading on ferrous, base and precious metals, physical trading for select precious metals, and award-winning market intelligence. Working across the global subsidiary companies of StoneX Group Inc., including StoneX Financial Inc. and StoneX Markets LLC, its expert professionals provide customers with fast, efficient and transparent pricing and access to state-of-the-art electronic user platforms.  StoneX Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SNEX) and its 3,600+ employees serve 54,000+ commercial and institutional clients, and 400,000 active retail accounts, from more than 80 offices across six continents.

Target Steel

Target Steel has been serving the Midwest for over 30 years. We are a full-service steel service center that delivers a variety of steel products to customers, from a single customized steel sheet, to multiple shipments of tons of steel coil. When you do business with Target Steel, you can always expect competitive rates, quick decisions, speedy deliveries, and personal, courteous attention.

Bronze Sponsors

Acero Prime

For 25 years, we have been integrating high-value solutions for our customers, positioning us as the leading company in steel and other metal supply chain services.

In addition to steel processing services, which include slitting, cut-to-length, and multi-blanking with high-precision equipment, we offer a comprehensive logistics solution (truck and rail), temporary importation, storage, JIT deliveries, port operations, EDI communication, among others. With facilities located in San Luis Potosí, Ramos Arizpe, Toluca and Monterrey, we handle more than 850,000 metric tons of steel per year. We act as an integrator between steel producers, distributors, and customers.

Our firm commitment is to help our customers get what they need in the most efficient way possible.

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

AkzoNobel Coatings Inc.

Beyond Performance. It is what makes us different. Built on over 200 years of experience. Whatever we do, we achieve the highest standards. Creating products of tested, proven and enduring quality. Working in partnership to best serve our customers. Delivering genuine added value. Protecting reputations as much as surfaces. Simply being trusted to do all this, and more, like nobody else can. Quality, Service, Trusted Partner. AkzoNobel Coil and Extrusion Coatings.

Alliance Steel

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

We offer hot-rolled, cold-rolled, coated, pre-painted, and stainless steel products in a wide range of gauges and grades processed to your specifications.
Our service capabilities include slitting, blanking, cut-to-length, stretcher leveling, fabrication, manufacturing, metallurgical support, logistics, and structural and mechanical tubing.

As an ISO 9001:2015-certified company, Alliance Steel is committed to providing quality products on time and at competitive prices.

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is a leading independent investment bank and financial advisory firm focused on the global middle market. The firm advises private and public corporations and private equity groups on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, capital markets, financial restructurings, valuations and opinions, real estate, and other strategic matters. BGL has investment banking offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and New York, and real estate offices in Chicago, Cleveland, and San Antonio. The firm is also a founding member of REACH Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions, enabling BGL to service clients in 30 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.bglco.com

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.

Friedman Industries

Founded in 1965, Friedman Industries is a manufacturer and processor of steel products. Friedman operates five flat-rolled coil processing facilities capable of producing sheet and plate ranging from 16 gauge to 1” thick in widths ranging from 36” wide to 96” wide. The Hickman, AR, Granite City IL and East Chicago IN facilities operate temper mills and cut-to-length lines. The Decatur AL and Sinton TX facilities operate stretcher leveler cut-to-length lines. The tubular division, located in Lone Star TX, operates two American Petroleum Institute (“API”) licensed electric resistance welded pipe mills. For more information, please visit www.friedmanindustries.com 

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.

GEORG North America Inc.

The GEORG North America Inc. operation in Roanoke, Virginia, offers sales, engineering, manufacturing and service for the entire Georg product portfolio.

Our slitting, cut-to-length, recoiling and inspection lines for steel and non-ferrous metals, are focused on high productivity, precision and quality.

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”.

Steel Warehouse

Steel Warehouse is a 75-year-old, family-owned company ranked as a Top-3 carbon sheet and plate steel processor. Recognized for its metallurgical and engineering expertise, the company distributes over two million tons of coil, sheet, and plate annually in hot- and cold-rolled materials across a range of industries. Processing capabilities include sheet, coil and HRPO up to 1", as well as precision cold-rolled strip and plate with material available at 15 locations across the U.S., Brazil and Mexico. The company is also known for its inventory management, providing just-in-time shipments that ensure timely and efficient delivery to meet customer needs.

Steel Dynamics Inc

Founded in 1993, Steel Dynamics (SDI) is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in North America, based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the United States, and in Mexico.

SDI produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and metallic-coated / painted / digitally-printed sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections, and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap.

In 2025, a subsidiary of SDI (Aluminum Dynamics LLC) is expected to begin production of aluminum sheet products, serving segments including Automotive, Beverage Packaging and other industrial applications