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Midwest Chapter

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Chartered: 2001
Region covered: The states of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa

Officers:
President – Tim Fingeroos, Charter Steel
Vice President – Perry Koste, D & S Wire
Treasurer – Dennis Rohrs, Fort Wayne Metals Research
Secretary – Jim Tomei, Suzuki Garphyttan Corp.
Past President – Kevin Sopczak, Leggett & Platt Shaped Wire

Upcoming events:
November 3, 2016 - Fort Wayne Metals Tour & Managing Transportation Costs Presentation at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn, Indiana.

FWM is a leading manufacturer of precision wire-based materials. It is best known for
its products for the medical field, but it also suppliers wire for demanding industrial
applications. This is a special opportunity to tour an operation and company that has
experienced tremendous growth over the past decade.

Attendees will then re-assemble after the tour for a presentation on Managing
Transportation Costs by David Enoch of M-S Logistics LLC, a Division of Mid-South Wire Company. The steel wire manufacturer has a transportation department (M-S Logistics) with a fleet of 100 tractor trailers as well as in-house freight brokerage office.
See registration form.

Recent programs and news:
• June 17, 2016 - 14th Annual WAI Midwest Chapter Golf Tournament
• June 12, 2015 - 13th Annual WAI Midwest Chapter Golf Tournament
• June 20, 2014 - 12th Annual WAI Midwest Chapter Golf Tournament
• June 21, 2013 - 11th Annual WAI Midwest Chapter Golf Tournament
• June 22, 2012 - 10th Annual WAI Midwest Chapter Golf Tournament
• June 20, 2011 - 9th Annual WAI Midwest Chapter Golf Tournament
• June 21, 2010 - 8th Annual WAI Midwest Chapter Golf Tournament

Midwest chapter scholarship winners:

2016
• Tara Swanson, daughter of Todd Swanson, Taubensee Steel and Wire
• Edward Trautner, son of David Trautner, Charter Steel
• Grace Tulloch, daughter of Bob Tulloch, Ivaco Rolling Mills

2015
• Scott Stepanovic, son of Lynn Stepanovic, Major wire
• Olivia White, daughter of Christopher White, O & K American Corp.

2014
• Nathan Palmer, son of Mark T. Palmer, process engineer at 3M Co.

2013
• Meghan Moline, daughter of Kelly Moline, president of TechStrand

2012
• Jason DeGrado, son of Jim DeGrado, Worth Steel & Machinery Inc.

2011
• Colin Downey, son of John Downey, sales manager at Fort Wayne Wire Die
• Jacob Benner, son of Bradley Benner, president of Alps Wire Rope Corp.

2010
• Shelby Leigh Herb, daughter of Jim Herb, sales and marketing manager at Michigan Wire Processing Co.
• Robert Albright, son of Raymond Albright, manager of process engineering at Superior Essex

2009
• James Joseph DeGrado Jr., son of Jim DeGrado, general manager at Worth Steel & Machinery Inc.
• Brittany Moline, daughter Kelly Moline, president at Tech Strand

2008
• Hannah Downey, daughter of John Downey, sales manager at Fort Wayne Wire Die
• Lauren Quick, daughter of James Quick, quality/technical manager at Charter Steel

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