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2021 MPPA Virtual Winter Business Meeting

March 30, 2021 Virtual Event


Register for the MPPA Winter Business Meeting
(Open to MPPA members only.)

11:00 a.m.-Noon

Noon-1:00 p.m.

MPPA Membership Meeting


1:00-1:45 p.m.


1:45-2:30 p.m.


2:30-2:45 p.m.

2:45-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:15 p.m.


4:15-4:30 p.m.


An OSHA Update
Scott G. Shimandle and James Harrity, USDOL/OSHA
This presentation will focus on providing attendees with an OSHA update, which will include a review of the 2020 Fall Regulatory Agenda, Top Violations issued in FY 2020, and Trends within the Industry

Electric & Natural Gas Outlook for Your Operating Budgets
Terry Barchanowicz, Chrislynn Energy
This presentation will focus on energy pricing and procurement in the “De-Regulated” open market as well as opportunities to participate in “demand response” programs for those in relevant regions


“Refractory”: Material Selection, Installation Method and Bake-Out All Play a Critical Role in Your Reliability
Dan Schopmann, Revolution Industrial Group, LLC
This Refractory presentation will be an overview of why material selection, installation method and bake-out is critical to the continued performance and reliability of your high temp equipment.  Detail / case studies and examples will be given to support many years of experience

Material Management & Safety
Aaron Thomas, TMS
Through scrap optimization, inventory control, managed transportation, and a reduction in the number of times scrap is handled, not only can you attain the lowest possible cost in scrap management, but also achieve a safer work environment.

Safety Awards Presentation and Wrap-up

*all times are Eastern Standard Time