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2024 Annual Spring Meeting

2024 Annual Spring Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 5:00 PM (CDT) to Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

* Registration open until 5/19/24 at 12:00 AM (CST)


June 3
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Committee Dinner Space is limited to 30 people. 
June 4
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Research Committee Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM University & College Relations Committee Meeting All DIS Members are encouraged to attend a committee meeting and get involved! 

The College and University Relations Committee is the main connection with our institutes of higher learning.  The committee looks for opportunities to connect with students and faculty and promote ductile and compacted graphite iron through those connections. 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Programs & Publications Committee Meeting All DIS Members are encouraged to attend a committee meeting and get involved! 

The Programs and Publications Committee is primarily responsible for the technical content portion of the spring and fall society meetings.  The committee should focus on providing timely and relevant topics related to the development, research, production, sales and market conditions of Ductile and Compacted Graphite Irons.  

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Marketing Committee Meeting All DIS Members are encouraged to attend a committee meeting and get involved! 

The Marketing Committee’s focus is in line with the society’s mission of promoting the production and application of ductile and compacted graphite iron castings.  
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Membership Committee All DIS Members are encouraged to attend a committee meeting and get involved! 

The Membership Committee is primarily responsible for identifying and recruiting potential new members, on-boarding new members, and seeking to understand why members choose to leave the society. 
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM Board Meeting Board of Directors Meeting
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Metalcasting Forum Pull up a seat, grab a beer, and join us for this excellent networking session! 

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Reception This open social hour is a great way to meet others in the industry and catch up with acquaintances 
June 5
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration Desk Opens Grab your badge and drink tickets! 
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM 20 Years of Energy and Sustainability in Metalcasting Jay Morrison, Carpenter Brothers
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM How to take a reliable sample from the melt & How to make a Briquettes, and save a lot of money Virtual Presentation
Kurt Bjarne Larson, Birn Foundry
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Sustainability, Thinking Outside the Mold Kimberly Noe, 
9:45 AM - 9:55 AM Break
9:55 AM - 10:30 AM Traceability Leads to Sustainability Per Larsen, DISA
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Building the Green Foundry - Sustainability Initiatives at Waupaca Bryant Esch, Waupaca 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Energy Management and Cost Savings Opportunities Brad Steinkamp, Charter Durabar 
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM How to Calculate Sustainability - Practical Examples Konstantin Nikolov, MAGMA Foundry Technologies
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Case Study: Use of the Energy STAR program within a foundry's Energy Conservation Program Mike Meyer, Grede Holdings LLC
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Scope Three Emissions: The Unintended Benefits of Reshoring Raw Materials Sean Golden and Dylan Siemen, CWC 
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM Break
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM Energy Savings Achieved with Coatings Ernesto Cisneros, Foseco
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Tire Wire Ingots, DBI Lavon Detweiler, Entech, Inc. 
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Furnace Lining Optimization with Betz Example Ben Hunsicker, Allied Mineral
Trevor Beach, Technical Director, Betz Industries
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Banquet Dinner
June 6
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM John Deere Tour Please note: 
There is a high probability that John Deere will NOT be in production during our visit. If this is the case, the tour WILL PROCEED as planned, but the machinery may not be running. 

The exact tour times will be released shortly. 

For More Information:

Claira Stollfus

Cancellation Policy: No registration fees will be refunded for cancellations made less than 10 full business days prior to the meeting start date.  Registered no-shows, who have not paid in advance, will be invoiced for the event.  If you wish to cancel, contact us at or call 262-532-2440 EXT 312

Based upon the advance registrations, DIS commits to a guaranteed meal count for that event, prior to the event. DIS pays for those meals regardless of whether all registered individuals actually attend the event.

Please note that DIS has no control over the hotel cancellation policies, and all individuals are responsible for their own hotel reservations and cancellations.