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 2024 Annual Meeting will feature:

  • A mountain retreat at a newly opened hotel in Downtown Asheville
  • Industry highlights and educational content 
  • Legislative Updates
  • Plenty of networking opportunities
  • Fun activities 
  • A full room of industry vendors 
Click here to view photos from the 2023 meeting.

2024 Hotel Information

The 2024 RANC Annual Meeting is being held at

Embassy Suites by Hilton Asheville Downtown
192 Haywood Street
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801, USA

embassy suites asheville downtown

Newly opened in December 2023. Located in Downtown Asheville within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The Biltmore Estate is a 10-minute drive away. The rooftop restaurant, Soprana Rooftop Cucina, serves Italian cuisine against Blue Ridge Mountain view.


RANC Room Rate is $189++
Reservations can be made by calling Hilton Reservations: 1-800-362-2779 and referencing 2024 RANC Annual Conference(SRP Code: ARA)

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Online Reservation can be made with this link: Booking Link

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

Check in is at 4PM and Check out is at 11AM. Hotel has a rooftop Italian and pizza focused restaurant as well as food service and bar on the lobby. All conference attendees staying on property receive free made to order breakfast and complimentary evening reception (2 drinks and light bites in the lobby bar)


Click HERE to Register Online!!!


2024 Annual Meeting Registration Includes

  • Wednesday night welcome reception at the Wicked Weed Brewing Party Pavilion during the Asheville Tourists home game - transportation will be provided.
  • Thursday Lunch
  • Thursday General Session
  • Thursday Evening Reception
  • Thursday Dinner & Fun
  • All attendees staying at the Embassy Suites downtown Asheville hotel receive free made to order breakfast on site in the E'Terie downstairs from 6:30 am - 9:30 am.
  • All attendees staying in the hotel can also enjoy a complimentary evening reception in the bar downstairs which includes (2) complimentary drinks and light bites.

Facility Member Pricing

  • Facility Members: $250
  • Facility Spouses: $250
  • Facility Non-Member/Spouse: $500
    Non member special: sign up for RANC membership and also the conference and get a $250 discount on 2024 dues!

Associate Member Pricing

  • Associate members are required purchase a silver, gold, or platinum level sponsorship. Sponsorships include (2) annual meeting registrations and a trade booth during the annual meeting.
  • We can't wait to see your booths and giveaways at the 2024 Annual Meeting. Thank you for being such an important part of our event.
  • Click the green button above to sign up online
  • Download the 2024 Sponsorship Flyer

For registration or sponsorship questions, contact RANC staff at 336-379-0603 or


Thank you 2024 Sponsors

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Wednesday Night Reception

Biltmore Iron


          Linder 2023Kuhn 2023 

 Oq Logo CmykShearcore    omni2023

  Senn   RECO   Carolina Auto Recyclers


ACT 2024aljon        Atlantic 
  Genesis Logo Tag Color Sierra 21st Cen Programming



Wednesday, August 7, 2024                                                               

  • 10:00 AM - Conference Registration Open at Hotel
  • 6:35 PM - 9:00 PM - Welcome Reception
    • RANC is taking you out to the ballgame! Join us at the Wicked Weed Brewing Party Pavilion at McCormick Field during the Asheville Tourists home game as they take on the Bowling Green Cavemen.
    • This event is included in your registration price, but you must check that you plan on attending during the registration process. 
    • Transporation from the hotel to the ballgame will be provided.
    • Game starts at 6:35pm
    • Reception includes hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, sides, and drinks.   
    • Event is sponsored by Biltmore Iron & Metal Company   
    • Please note, only Diaper bags | Medical bags | Small purses, clutches, or wallets no larger than 8.5" x 11" are permitted in the stadium.      

Thursday, August 8, 2024                                                                    

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Vendor Set Up Only                          
    • Room open for vendors to set up exhibit tables; continental breakfast available for all vendors in the room                                                 
  • 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM - RANC Board of Directors Meeting               
    • Board of Directors only; continental breakfast provided in room for board members
  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Lunch                                                                           
  • 12:15 PM - 4:00 PM - General Session                                                           
    • Legislative Updates
      • Ed Turlington, Brooks Pierce - RANC Lobbyist
      • Special Guest
    • Keynote Speakers
      • Blake Hurtik, Argus Metal
      • Dalan Zartman, Energy Security Agency
  • 6:00 PM -7:00 PM - Reception                              
    • Pre-dinner networking; enjoy the bar! (2) drink tickets provided                                             
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM -  Dinner                                              
    • Dinner & networking
    • Sponsor raffle drawings
    • 50/50 raffle - winner gets half the pot! Proceeds benefit the RANC NCACP fund

Friday, August 9, 2024                                                                                                                      

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Vendor Breakdown   
  • All attendees staying in the hotel enjoy a made to order breakfast in E'Terie located in the hotel and included with your room 6:30 am - 9:30 am.



Blake H 2024


"US Scrap and Steel Market Update"

Blake Hurtik is a Texas-based editorial manager at Argus Media, where he oversees the group's Americas metals, chemicals, and fertilizers editorial operations. For metals, directs as 12-person team that covers the ferrous scrap, nonferrous scrap, steel, ferro-alloy, minor metal, and base metal markets. Prior to joining Argus in 2013, he was a reporter for the San Antonio Express-News. He has a Bachelor's of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.



Legislative Updates

Dalan Zartman


"Battery Disposal & Recycling"

Dalan Zartman has spent 25 years assigned to a urban heavy rescue as a firefighter - technical rescue specialist and paramedic. As the COO of the Energy Security Agency, he is responsible for overseeing operations at one of the world's leading lithium ion battery destructive research labs. He has performed thousands of large scale battery tests and leads the ESA team in translating that real world knowledge into training programs and services to equip professionals around the world to interact with Electric Vehicles, li ion batteries, and Stationary storage systems in a safe and effective manner.