January 18, 2012
The Pipe & Tube Nashville organizing committee has scheduled a networking event and decided the specific topics for the roundtable events. Scheduled for June 26-28, 2012, the conference is intended for tube and pipe industry professionals involved in tube and pipe production and fabrication.
Four roundtable discussions, which will run concurrently, will cover fabricating, welded tube and pipe production, seamless tube and pipe production, and disaster preparedness. The roundtable discussions will be moderated by members of the sponsoring associations' technology councils.
The networking event consists of a tour and dinner at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Established in 1967 and housed in its current 140,000-sq.-ft. downtown location since 2001, the museum tells country music's story through two centuries. The crown jewels of its collection include artifacts from country legends such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, and Johnny Cash, as well as contemporary stars such as Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.
Organizing committee members are John Anton (Independence Tube Corp.); John Bell (Lochinvar Corp.); Brian Kopack (Formtek Inc.); Rich Marando (Graebener Group Technologies Inc.); Philip Meinczinger (Magnetic Analysis Corp.); Mick Nallen (Thermatool Corp.); Gary Pashia; Mike Pollard (Fives Bronx Inc.); and Ike Tripp (Etna Products Inc.).
The International Tube Association is represented by Phillip Knight; the Tube & Pipe Association International® is represented by Audrey Long.