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Workshop will focus on continuous improvements of SCR®.

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July 24, 2009 - Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B01 on Electrical Conductors, a workshop on Continuous Improvements of Southwire Continuous Rod (SCR®) will be held October 20, 2009 in Atlanta, GA. Objectives are to present an overall review of the continuous casting process for copper and aluminum rod; showcase improvements garnered through partnership between Southwire and its customers; and understand the latest developments in the continuous casting processes.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Workshop on Continuous Improvements of Southwire Continuous Rod

Press release date: July 22, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 22, 2009-A workshop on Continuous Improvements of Southwire Continuous Rod (SCR®) will be held Oct. 20, 2009, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B01 on Electrical Conductors, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the Oct. 21-22 standards development meetings of the committee. The objectives for this workshop are to present an overall review of the continuous casting process for copper and aluminum rod and the improvements that have been garnered through partnership between Southwire and its customers, and to understand the latest developments in the continuous casting processes and benefits for users of the rod products. Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Oct. 14. There is no fee to attend the workshop. For more information, visit www.astm.org/b02work1009.htm. Additional information is available from workshop chair Jennifer Havel, Bonneville Power Administration, Vancouver, Wash. (phone: 360-619-6365; jlhavel@bpa.gov). Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe. Contact: Hannah Sparks, ASTM International 100 Barr Harbor Drive W. Conshohocken, PA 19428 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org www.astm.org

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