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2019 Event Calendar



January 17, 2019 Dinner Meeting: Annual NEORSD Update

Join us to hear Scott Broski, Kevin Roff and John Rhoades provide current information on oversight, compliance and enforcement from the North East Ohio Regional Sewer District.


February 21, 2019 Dinner Meeting: Tim Pennington, Editor of Products Finishing

The Editor of Products Finishing Magazine, Tim Pennington, will join us to present the Top Shops survey.  Information on best practices, industry trends and OAMF member award winners will be presented.



March 19, 2019 Plant Tour: ArcelorMittal

OAMF Members are invited to tour the Steel Processing, Hot Strip Mill and Finishing Operations of ArcelorMittal. Space is limited.


March 21, 2019 Dinner Meeting: NEORSD Project Clean Lake

Doug Lopata of the NEORSD will provide an overview of the incredible construction project underway which will reduce pollution to Lake Erie by 4 billion gallons.


April 4-5, 2019 Treatment of Metal Wastestreams Course

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OAMF’s Wastewater Treatment Course will be again be offered. The two-day course content is directed toward the needs of metal finishing facilities with pretreatment requirements. This course offers a certificate to students who pass the exam. John Loughman, an expert in the treatment of metal wastestreams will be teaching the course. 

April 15-17, 2019 NASF Washington Forum

This high value program features over two dozen national and international experts and thought leaders, for discussions with over 100 leaders from the surface finishing industry. The event also includes over 100 meetings between finishing industry representatives, lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill.     


May 7, 2019: Regulatory Compliance Seminar

OAMF partners with NEORSD to present a half day training workshop with information directly from regulators and governement agenies.  This year we will have speakers from Ohio EPA, OSHA, NEORSD and more.  This Seminar may satisfy some of your RCRA training requirements. Breakfast included!

MAY 7, 2019 Compliance Seminar PRESENTATIONS:

Ohio EPA: RCRA Compliance Refresher

OSHA: Confined Spaces

PUCO: Shipping of Hazardous Materials

Ohio EPA: TRI Reporting

May 16, 2019 Dinner Meeting: Joelie Zak

Longtime OAMF friend, Joelie Zak will join us from Scientific Control Labs to provide instructions on data collection for and completion of the EPA required TRI reporting forms.


June 3-5 NASF SUR/FIN in Rosemont, IL

SUR/FIN is where leading surface technology companies connect, collaborate and contribute. It is the primary conference and trade show dedicated specifically to the surface technology industry. It is the only conference and trade show sponsored by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) - representing the $28 billion finishing industry.  It attracts noted business leaders and prominent thinkers to a forum where relevant issues are addressed and technologies presented. ​​

June 20, 2019  Plating Bootcamp Course #1

Part One of the Plating Bootcamp series will focus on cleaning. This series is for front line employees.  It will cover: cleaning parts prior to plating, why parts need to be clean, types of cleaners and cleaning systems, how to tell when a part is clean.



July 9, 2019  OAMF Golf Outing

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Enjoy catching up with your OAMF colleagues for an afternoon of golf at the exceptional Quail Hollow Country Club.


September 19, 2019 Dinner Meeting - Environmental Risk

Join us in September at a new venue: 100th Bomb Group!  Our September Dinner Meeting will feature a panel of 2 experts discussing environmental risk: Joe Menkhaus and Rob Synder.  These two professionals in hazardous materials and insurance will provide insights that every business owner needs to know about how to cover for environmental risk.



October 3, 2019 Clambake

This annual member favorite is an OAMF tradition you won't want to miss.  Located at the picturesque Clifton Beach on Lake Erie, join your OAMF friends for an evening of great food and fun. 

October 17, 2019 Dinner Meeting: NASF Executive Leadership

Join us to hear from Christian Richter and Jeff Hannapel, the NASF Government Relations experts from the Policy Group. An overview of NASF's initiatives will be provided.  This is an opportunity for members to share views with NASF and to stay informed about the value your national membership dues provides in building and maintaining a strong industry.


December 5, 2019 OAMF Holiday Party

This annual year-end celebration at LockKeepers is a very fun evening with live music, a memorable meal and the opportunity to mingle with your OAMF friends.


Please note that dates and topics are subject to change.  Please feel free to contact Kelly Corrigan at 216-235-6535 to confirm event information.