Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a dinner and presentation hosted by the Outside Processors Council (OPC). The council, organized in 1997 with the assistance of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Outside Processing Managers Committee, serves metal producers, service centers, and distribution companies.
The event was part of OPC's Inaugural Scholarship Golf Classic held at the Marietta Conference Center & Resort, Marietta, Ga., practically in my backyard, as the crow flies, but considerably farther away timewise, because of traffic congestion in metro Atlanta. The fundraiser supports a $5,000 scholarship awarded to a student in metallurgical studies or engineering.
The evening was well worth the drive—good food, great people, a worthwhile cause, and an extremely interesting presentation about the domestic steel industry delivered by David C. Jeanes, AISI senior vice president, market development.