Revised meeting notice for the Forty Second Meeting May 24-26, 2017

The Forty second meeting of the Maintenance Guild will be held in Youngstown, Ohio with our host Plant being Vallourec Star. Our meeting format will look a little different for this meeting as to accommodate the shops production schedule. Wednesday will be the technical papers and tour of the Melt shop and the new Piercing mill with a hospitality mixer that evening. On Thursday we will have our round table sessions with the happy hour, dinner and guest speaker that evening. We will finish the week out with a golf outing in the morning. All steel mill members should plan to be in an all day round table session on Thursday.

We will be staying at the Courtyard Youngstown Canfield at 4173 Westford Place, Canfield, Ohio 44406. You can fly into Pittsburgh International Airport – PIT which is 55 miles to the hotel, Akron-Canton Airport – CAK which is 61 miles to the hotel and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport – CLE which is 77miles to the hotel. The hotel does not have shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. The room rate for the Guild members will be $95.00 dollars per night. To make your reservations individuals can click this link Book your group rate for Melt Shop Maintenance Guild Spring Meeting or call (330) 533-6880 or (888) 236-2427 by the cut-off date. They must identify themselves as members of Melt Shop Maintenance Guild. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Guest room rates are established based on total group negotiations. Individuals making hotel reservations through discount means, such as via the Internet, will not be considered part of the group’s guest room block.

You need to make the meeting fee payments in advance. The cost for this meeting will be $350.00 (American) and can be made on our website or you can fax me a PO number at (330) 479-5061 and I will invoice you for the fees as long as we receive the funds prior to the meeting. This fee will cover the cost of meals, bus transportation, meeting rooms, and equipment.  The cutoff date for the block of room we have on hold is May 16, 2017and we only have 35 rooms in the block so make your reservations soon. After this date the rooms will go on a first come first served basis. Please make your travel arrangements as soon as possible.

Thursday evening we will have a dinner with guest speaker from Vallourec Star

For those individuals that are interested there will be a group gathering Friday for a round of golf at Kensington Golf Course which is adjacent to the hotel.  If you are interested in playing please contact Mark Kropf at or call him at (330) 479-5060. I need to know by no later than May 22nd 2017 if you plan on golfing so tee times can be secured.  We plan to Tee off by 9:00 and finish at 2:00. After the outing all members will be on their own for the rest of the weekend. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you in Ohio.