SBB Forum: West Coast Steel
14 September 2010

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Day 1 - Tuesday, 14 September 2010
12:30 Registration
13:00 An outlook for the western construction, sheet and tubular markets

- What sectors are proving to be bright spots? Which ones have been disappointing so far?
- What’s the flow of slab imports been like for the region?
- Plus, an update on CSI’s operations – what’s next for the company?

13:30 A look at the West Coast ferrous scrap landscape

- What does the current supply/demand situation look like?
- Is a possible scrap shortage on the horizon?
- Which markets are attractive for ferrous scrap exports? Where are imports coming from?

14:00 Refreshment break - Sponsored by California Steel Industries
14:30 Analyzing the West Coast rebar sector in a down construction market

- What is the current demand situation?
- Has federal stimulus spending resulted in any noticeable boost in business?
- Plus, an update on Tamco’s operations and a look at where the company is headed.

15:00 The "new normal" for West Coast service centers in the wake of the Great Recession

- What kind of inventory levels are western service centers maintaining? Is hand-to-mouth still the order of the day?
- Which end-users are proving to be bright spots?
- Plus, perspectives on the market going forward.

15:30 Refreshment break - Sponsored by TAMCO Steel
16:00 Roundtable discussion
16:30 Cocktail reception - Sponsored by Coutinho & Ferrostaal Inc.
18:00 Forum ends

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