2019 Fall Board Meeting

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wadsworth, OH


Registration is closed

The 2019 Fall Board Meeting is open to all IHAA Members.  In addition to our board meeting on October 17, we have a workshop and plant tour scheduled for October 18.

Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
6:00 p.m. Group Dinner for Early Arrivals (Location: Cellar Room at the Galaxy)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Board Meeting (Location: Comfort Inn Conference Room)
6:00 p.m.  Group Dinner (Location: Diamond Grill)

Friday, October 18, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "Extrusion Fundamentals & Defect Solutions" presentation (Location: Galaxy Conference Center)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tour of Luke Engineering Rittman Plant (open to all attendees)

Presentation Overview

Jerome Fourmann from Rio Tinto will speak on "Extrusion Fundamentals & Defect Solutions." Hard Anodizing is a unique, electrochemical process used to protect the surface of extruded aluminium. In order to achieve optimum finish the aluminum extrusion subtract must meet certain processing and quality criteria. The first session particularly covers the fundamentals of the extrusion process suited for the anodizing process. The session will also include a review of those necessary testing procedures which will ensure the best product. The second session will cover the characteristics of various extrusion defects affecting finishes and properties.

Hotel Information

A room block is available at two local hotels:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites in Wadsworth, OH.  Room rate is $110 per night. To reserve a room, please call the hotel at +1 330-336-7692 or click here to reserve online.  The group name is "Luke Engineering" and the group code is "HV54T7."  Deadline for hotel reservations is Friday, September 20, 2019.
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Wadsworth, OH.  Room rate is $110 per night for a Standard King Room/Standard Queen Room or $120 per night for a King Suite. To reserve a room, please call 330-334-7666.  The group name is "Luke Engineering".

Location Information

The closest airport is Akron-Canton (CAK). It is a smaller regional airport and is about a 30 minute drive to Wadsworth. The hotel will provide transportation for $50 per trip.

The nearest larger international airport is Cleveland Hopkins (CLE). It is about a 50 minute drive to Wadsworth. The hotel will provide transportation for $75 per trip.

The Detroit Metro airport (DTW) seems to have the best European connections. It is about a 3 hour drive to Wadsworth.

Cleveland Points of Interest

There are several things to see and do in the Cleveland area.