July 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm


We are near capacity for this event. If you are unable to register online, please email Marsha Harman to be added to the wait list.


Come join SEAOI and YEC for a visit to Atlas Tube and see firsthand how Hollow Structural Steel (HSS) sections are manufactured.

Atlas Tube is a major manufacturer of HSS sections and has graciously offered to provide bus transportation for SEAOI from the loop to their manufacturing facility (18 miles south of the Loop near Lake Calumet) and back downtown after the tour concludes. The bus will depart from Zekleman Industries (the owner of Atlas Tube) located at 227 West Monroe Street, promptly at 2:00 pm.  If you will be providing your own transportation, plan on arriving at the manufacturing facility no later than 2:30 pm.  Free parking is available at the facility.

Participants must wear long pants (dress pants are not recommended) and closed toed shoes.  Other PPE (hard hats, safety goggles, vests, and ear protection) will be provided at the plant.

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.  If you intend to travel on the bus provided by Atlas, please RSVP by July 3rd.  Transportation cannot be guaranteed for attendees who reply after July 3rd

Registration will close on July 14th at 2:00 pm, or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first.

This event carries 1.0 hour of Continuing Education credit. CE certificates will be emailed to participants after the event. 



1855 East 122nd Street
Chicago, IL 60633


Tentative Schedule:

1:45 pm - Arrive at Loop pickup Location (227 West Monroe Street).

2:00 pm - Bus departs Loop for Atlas Tube.

2:30 pm - Bus arrives at Atlas Tube. Safety briefing.

2:40 pm - Split into small groups and tour the plant's mills.

3:40 pm - Conclude tour & regroup. Plant engineering staff to discuss the manufacturing process in depth.

4:00 pm - Bus departs mill for Loop.

5:00 - 5:30 pm - Arrive in the Loop.


After returning to the Loop, interested participants may join for a casual happy hour near the Union and Oglivie train stations.  Location TBD.



Tom Spiridis ( James McHugh Construction Co. )
Kathleen Herrmann ( WSP )
Nathan Ecker ( AISC )
Agnieszka Horoszko-Ligas ( James McHugh Construction Co. )
Luke Johnson ( AISC )
Jonathan Tavarez ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Jennifer Traut-Todaro ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Thomas Schubert
Nick Tsaggaris ( CS Associates, Inc. )
Robert Kudder ( Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. )
Paul Dineen ( Thornton Tomasetti )
Anthony Seibel
Noah Fehrenbacher ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Laura Nainggolan ( CTA )
Derek Boeldt ( Chicago Transit Authority )
Irvin Lopez Gonzalez ( Parsons Brinckerhoff )
Abhiram Tammana ( THORNTON TOMASETTI )
Helmut mueller ( Mueller And associates, llc )
Jerome Tobolski ( Thornton Tomasetti )
Andrew McMorrow
William Kolbuk ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
Tom Palansky ( American Bridge Company )
Michael LaMont ( Rush University Medical Center )
Mark Bendok ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
George Krupa
Jorge Medina ( Leidos )
Kevin Chang ( Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP )
Joseph Dardis ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Matthew Santeford ( Transystems )
Roman Vovchak ( TranSystems )
David Nauheimer ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
Michelle Ryland ( Klein and Hoffman, Inc. )
Lucas Cusack ( Magnusson Klemencic Associates )