Midwest Chapter Dinner Meeting

posted on 01.30.13

Below are full meeting details for the upcoming MTI Midwest Chapter Meeting.

General Information:

Dates:  March 18, 2014

Location:  Holiday Inn and Conference Center
6161 West Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL

The MTI Midwest Meeting is a great opportunity to network with other CEO’s across the Midwest Chapter as well as reward some high performing managers for a job well done.  They will hear informative information from within the industry and get to share common issues with other managers.  Seek to bring some of your top managers to allow them to gain a different perspective of what’s taking place in the heat treating industry.


Tuesday,  March 18

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Networking Reception

Enjoy the first hour networking with the best minds in heat treating while enjoying a refreshing beverage to end the work day.   CEO’s and top executives from heat treating companies from all over the Midwest Chapter will be in attendance to share new ideas and solutions to the challenges as heat treat sales continue to rise.

5:00 pm – 5:20 pm:  MTI Report on Industry Projects

2014 President Bob Hill and CEO of MTI Management, Tom Morrison will share the latest details on industry projects and updates in the areas of benchmarking, quality, technical standards and training.

5:20 pm – 6:15 pm General Session:  What You Need to Know About the Shale Revolution and Its Impact on the Future of Energy

Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations.  It has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States since the start of this century, and interest has spread to potential gas shales in the rest of the world. In 2000 shale gas provided only 1% of U.S. natural gas production; by 2010 it was over 20% and the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration predicts that by 2035, 46% of the United States’ natural gas supply will come from shale gas.  Tom Ihrig from Legacy Energy Group, MTI’s Official Energy Supplier, will share how this revolution will impact your energy strategy of the future.

6:25 pm – 7:15 pm  General Session:  The Keys to Quality and Compliance

Whether you are seeking to comply with new ISO 9001 standard, CQI-9, Nadcap or the New MediCred rules, they all have a focus on execution and detail when it comes to quality.  Bob Hill, President of Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, will share with you his experience to maximizing quality and audit performance.  Bob will also share details on the new rules coming soon on how heat treaters who provide services to the medical industry will be subject to Nadcap like audits in the near future.  You don’t want to miss this information.

7:15 pm – 8:30 pm:  Dinner and Reception

Members will enjoy dinner and drinks to further discuss ideas they have gained from the evenings session.

Meeting Registration:


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the MTI Offices at 904-249-0448 or [email protected]