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Steel Tube Institute to Host Inaugural HSS Market Conference

The Steel Tube Institute (STI) will host its Inaugural HSS Market Conference on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Wit Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL. The conference is a unique event designed especially for the professionals who manufacture, design and engineer with hollow structural sections (HSS). Members of STI will be at the conference along with structural engineers from the Chicago-land area and surrounding states.

Attending engineers will receive up to five Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by learning more about HSS through presentations on connections and HSS usage. The first day of the conference will include networking and lunch at gold coast sports bar, Jake Melnick’s, while watching the second and third rounds of men’s NCAA basketball games, also known as March Madness. There is no attendance cost for the engineers, other than travel to the Wit Hotel. The cost of accommodations for the evening of Thursday, March 21 at the Wit Hotel will be covered by STI in appreciation of attendees helping to launch this new event.

Space is extremely limited for this event, and interested engineers should register at or contact Gosia Bianco, the meeting planner, at with any questions. The R.S.V.P. deadline for the event is March 1, 2013.