Tricor Metals invites you to join us at the 3rd Materials Technology Institute Global Symposium on Feb 25-28, 2024 in Baton Rouge. We will be giving 3 of the almost 40 technical presentations and also be available for discussions at a booth in the exhibit hall. Please review the brocure attached.
MTI is a technical organization that sponsors interactive meetings worldwide bringing engineers and subject matter experts (SME’s) together to answer technical questions and solve technical problems. MTI also sponsors research projects to solve technical issues that are prevalent in the chemical industry. Tricor Metals has been a proud member of MTI for over 14 years and actively participates in all of the MTI meetings in North America.
As a Producer Company representative, you can receive a discounted registration (see brochure attached) that gives you access to all of the presentations and exhibit hall, plus an opportunity to interact with technical experts from all over the Chemical Process, Mining and Refining Industries.
To register, contact MTI at 314-567-4111 or www.mti-global.com . For more information, contact Materials Technology Institute or Chuck Young at Tricor Metals – 330-264-3299 x 2500 or email@example.com .
We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium in February 2024.
Titanium Association selects Conard Stitzlein as recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award
Wooster Daily Record
USA TODAY NETWORK
Conard Stitzlein, a pioneer in the fledgling U.S. titanium industry in the 1950s, who founded companies that would evolve into today’s Tricor Industrial Inc., is the recipient of the International Titanium Association’s (ITA) prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023.
Tricor touts itself as a leading international distributor of titanium mill products (plate, sheet, bar, billet, pipe and forgings) according to its website. Tricor also is involved in custom fabrication and builds process equipment in titanium, tantalum, zirconium, high-nickel alloys, duplex and 300-series stainless steel, as well as offering field repair crews. Stitzlein established operations in Wooster and also opened a facility in Conroe, Texas.
His extensive resume in the industry also includes being tapped, in 1984, as the first president of the ITA, which evolved from a group of metal industry executives known then as the Titanium Development Association.
Stitzlein said one secret to his success is that he was always willing to ask for help, and then he honorably held up his end of the bargain. “This is not just my award,” he declared, citing his gratitude for being the recipient of the ITA’s Lifetime Achievement honor. “There were a lot of other people who helped me along the way. I knew where to go to get answers. People were anxious to help me. I’m just a farm boy from Ohio.”
A pioneer in the industry
He was a pioneer in developing and then promoting the titanium service center model to the chemical processing industry (CPI). He eventually grew his business into a major player in the fabrication of titanium equipment to chemical plants, as well as being a major source of stocked titanium for other fabricators and end users. He developed a stable of competent engineers that could design titanium into these various process equipment requirements. He created a network of companies that were instrumental in promoting early adoption of titanium into industrial applications.
Stitzlein promoted new welding techniques for titanium in CPI applications. He tested and introduced novel design methods, such as using titanium Grade 2H per Division 2 of ASME to expand the use of titanium in the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) industry by making fabrications lower cost and more competitive with nickel alloys. He pushed the application of titanium for flue gas desulfurization (FGD) scrubbers in the electric power market, and worked on joint technical efforts in the 1980s to get titanium secured as an accepted corrosion resistant material in this market.
Michael Stitzlein, Conard’s son and the current president of Tricor Industrial, offered heartfelt words to honor his dad’s long career. “He instilled in me a strong work ethic and gave me responsibility at an early age and that our mission is to create employment. The most important thing I have learned from my father is to surround yourself with good people. Once titanium gets in your blood, it’s there to stay and that’s why Wooster is one of hubs in the world for titanium.”