Annual Meeting

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The RANC annual meeting is THE event for those involved in the metals recycling industry in North Carolina to make new connections, forge new partnerships, and spark new ideas.
The 2022 Annual Meeting Featured:
  • Event hosted at Harrah's Cherokee Resort
  • Industry highlights and educational content 
  • Legislative Updates
  • Plenty of networking opportunities
  • Fun activities - Golf or Fly Fishing
  • A full room of industry vendors - thank you for being a part of the 2022 meeting!
Click here to view photos from the 2022 meeting.

2022 Hotel Information

The 2022 RANC Annual Meeting was held at:
Harrah's Cherokee Hotel & Casino
777 Casino Dr, Cherokee, NC 28719



Registration for 2022 is closed. Stay tuned for information on the 2023 Annual Meeting!



Thank you 2022 Annual Meeting Sponsors!


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Agenda - Download Conference Booklet

Wednesday, August 10, 2022                                                               Location

  • 10:00 AM - Conference Registration, Vendor Check-in Open     CON Foyer (3rd Floor)
    • RANC staff will be set up in the foyer of the convention center (3rd floor)
    • Golfers & Fisherman - please check in before heading to your events
  • 11:00 AM - Vendor setup opens                                                        CHE CON 108/109
    • All sponsors can set up exhibit tables for display during the meeting
    • Check in, receive nametag and table assignments
  • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM PM - Special events & activities (must be pre-registered to attend)
    •  Golf Outing 11:30 AM                                                         Sequoyah National Golf Course
      • Golfers meet outside the front Cherokee Tower at the bus lane
      • RANC's prearranged shuttle will take you to and from the golf course
      • Boxed lunch provided at Golf Club House
      • Beverages on course are responsibility of golfers
      • Golf clothing, clubs, balls, tees, and materials must be supplied by golfer
      • Sequoyah National Golf Course telephone # is 828-497-3000
    • Fly Fishing 1:00 PM                                                              Rivers Edge Outfitters
      • Participants will need to drive to Rivers Edge Outfitters (61 Big Cove Road, Cherokee). Drive is approx. 7 mins from hotel. 
      • A guide will take all participants on this fishing adventure.
      • Beverages and lunch will be provided
      • Includes fishing guide and rod, reel, boots, and other needed equipment
      • Dress comfortable - bring a change of clothes, shoes, and swimsuit.
      • A fishing license is required and can be purchased on site, please arrive early to purchase fishing license if needed. Gratuities are appreciated.
      • Rivers Edge Outfitters # is 828-497-9300
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Welcome Reception                                      Fireside Patio
    • The Fireside Patio is located in the UltraStar Multi-entertainment Center (2nd floor)
    • Drinks & light hors d'oeuvres provided (2 drink tickets per attendee)
  • 7:45 PM - Attendees should make dinner reservations after reception

Thursday, August 11, 2022                                                                     Location

  • 8:00 AM - Vendor Exhibits Open                                                      CHE CON 108/109
  • 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM - RANC Board of Directors Meeting                  CHE CON 111
    • Board of Directors only
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch Buffett                                                CHE CON 108/109
  • 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM - General Session                                            CHE CON 108/109
    • Industry Updates
      • Legislative Update - Ed Turlington, Brooks Pierce 
      • Economic Update -Rye Druzin, Argus Metal Prices
      • Industry Roundtable
    • Q&A on working with Scrap Yards
      • Chief Blair Myhand, 2nd Vice President, Hendersonville Police Department
      • Bill Hollingsed, Executive Director, NC Association of Chiefs of Police
  • 6:00 PM -7:00 PM - Reception                                              By the Fountain at Conference Tower
    • 2 Drink tickets and appetizers provided
  • 7:00 PM - 10:03 PM - Conference Dinner                                        CHE CON 108/109
    • Dinner provided
    • Sponsor Raffle drawings

Friday, August 12, 2022                                                                            Location

  • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast To Go                                                CHE CON 108/109
    • To go breakfast items will be available
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Vendor Move Out                                            CHE CON 108/109 

Things to note:

  • All attendees receive free valet parking for your vehicles at Cherokee Tower
  • Each registered attendee will receive $40 in free play in the casino
  • Hotel & Casino is non-smoking

Hotel Activities that may interest you:

Other Activities in Cherokee:

  • Santa Land
  • White Water Rafting
  • Tubing
  • Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway Drive


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Bill Hollingsed
NC Association of Chiefs of Police

Bill is the Executive Director for the NCACP.

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Rye Druzin
Argus Metal Prices

Rye Druzin is a senior reporter covering steel for Argus Media, a price reporting agency based out of London. Rye is based out of Argus’ regional US headquarters in Houston and covers the flat-rolled steel industry, driving pricing and news coverage in the region. Prior to joining Argus in January 2019, he was an energy reporter for Texas-based newspapers.

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Chief Blair Myhand
Hendersonville Police Department

Blair Myhand began his public safety career in 1987 when he joined the U.S. Army serving in both Virginia and North Carolina Army National Guards until retiring in 2011 as an Infantry First Sergeant (E-8). His service includes two combat tours: one each to Afghanistan and Iraq. Most notably, he is a recipient of the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism on September 11, 2001.

He began his law enforcement career in 1994 as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC. He joined the Apex Police Department in Apex, North Carolina in 2005 where he served in many capacities including Captain / Administrative Division Commander, Patrol Division Commander, Criminal Investigations Commander, Special Response Team Commander, Police Sergeant, and Police Officer. In 2017, he became Chief of Police for the Clayton Police Department in Clayton, North Carolina.


Ed Turlington
Brooks Pierce

Having served in key leadership positions in state and federal government, Ed Turlington uses this experience to serve clients in a variety of industries, including health care, transportation and education. Much of his time is spent advising technology companies on legal issues and public policy matters.  


Thank You RANC Member Industry Roundtable Participants:
Charlie Walker, Charlie's Scrap Metal - Moderator
Anthony Rush, Metal Recycling Services
Reid Stroud, R. Stroud's, Inc.
Jared Hardison, OmniSource
Seth Bickley, CMC/Commercial Metals Company
Bobby Shaw, ProTrade Steel