TPJSymposium scheduled for March

October 17, 2006

The Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA), and its flagship magazine, TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®, announce their upcomingTPJSymposium, to be held March 14-16, 2007, at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The multispeaker conference will explore best practices and technology advancements in the areas of tube and pipe producing and fabricating. Presentations will cover tube cutting, washing, and deburring; tube packaging; stainless steel tube production; and quality control. A panel discussion will address integrating tube finishing, while a second panel will focus on quick change for older tube mills. TPJSenior Editor Eric Lundin will offer a perspective "From the Editor's View."

The TPJSymposium will be co-located with Metal Matters: The premier annual conference for the metal fabricating industry, sponsored by TPA's technology affiliate, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA). Symposium attendees will have the option of attending sessions on management topics and networking opportunities offered in the Metal Matters program. Optional post-conference workshops will cover leadership and work force development.

Details and registration are available online at, or by calling TPA customer service at 815-399-8775. For information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Audrey Perteete Long by e-mail at audrey@fmanet.orgor by phone at 815-227-8206.