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                      November 2013




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Five1 A. Finkl & Sons  and Nucor Corp.  'Step Up' for Forging Foundation

The FIA Fall Meeting of Members theme of 'Looking to the Future' was an appropriate setting to recognize two FIA Members that are doing just that through their support of the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation.   

Many thanks to A. Finkl & Sons Co. for stepping up their long term support of the Foundation to the Platinum Anvil level and Nucor Corp. for stepping up to the Gold Anvil level.

FIERF President Rob Mayer, Queen City Forge (second from the left) made the presentation of the Anvils to Eric Nystrom of Nucor Steel Memphis (on the left) and Tim Nealt and Al Underys of A. Finkl & Sons Co. (respectively on the right).  Thank you for making a difference to the future of the forging industry!

For more information on the programs and activities of the Foundation and how your organization can become involved, please contact Karen Lewis (216.781.6260; Karen@forging.org).


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CD2013-FIA Safety, Health & Environmental Committee Newsletter

October / November 2013 Issue

In the issue:

  • Do You Have a Safety/Environmental Question
  • Safety Star Award Winners
  • The Link Between Workforce Safety and the Bottom Line
  • EPA Web Tool Improves Access to Chemical Regulatory Information
  • HazCom's First compliance Date - December 1st
  • Safety Star Awards
  • Safety/Health/Environmental Committee Needs You.

Click to view/print Newsletter 


SixHigh Resolution Annual Meeting Group Photo Available
Many attendees at the recent Fall Meeting enjoyed viewing the group photo taken at the 100th Anniversary Annual Meeting in May (see below), and requested a copy. Any member wishing to obtain a high resolution copy of the photo, send an e-mail request to Pat@forging.org. She will reply with the photo attached.

Eight8IFC 2014 Registration Open and Plant Tours Announced- Register Early for Best Selection

Registration is now open for the 21st International Forging Congress organized by EUROFORGE and its 11 country associations on the Congress' website at www.ifc2014.org 


Program at a glance


Sunday, June 29, 2014 - Berlin Sightseeing and Welcome Evening

Monday, June 30, 2014 - Presentations

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - Presentations; Farewell Dinner

July 2 - 4, 2014 - Transfers and plant visit tours in EUROFORGE member countries


Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration Fees for the Congress are as follows:  Participant €580; Accompanying Person €350.  The fees include welcome evening, coffee breaks, lunches, participation in the conference, admission to exhibition and participation in all evening events.


Plant Tours

Eight plant tour options are offered:  Germany (North and South), Italy, Spain, France, Czech Republic, Sweden and Turkey.  Plant Tour costs are based on location - see Plant Tour Overview  (Note:  Participants are responsible for his/her transportation from Berlin to the start of the plant tours.  The exceptions for this are tours to North Germany and Czech Republic which will depart Berlin by bus so there are no extra fees for transportation.)


Join us!  We'd like to have a strong North American Delegation presence at the Congress.  For further information or to be added to the IFC2014 mailing list, please contact Karen Lewis  (Karen@forging.org) or by phone at 216-781-6260. 


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FourNow Is the Time to Register Your Booth for Forge Fair 2015 

FIA will start laying out the Forge Fair Floor Plan, and assigning booth numbers this coming January.  Your booth location and presentation positions will be based on the date that you register your booth, and pay your deposit.


Why Register Early?


         Receive the special discount rate


         Receive preferential booth assignments


         Reserve an Exhibitor Presentation slot, slots are limited, when they are filed, they are gone


         Be included in early viewing on the FIA Website


         Be included in early promotions mailings


Click to view/print the Forge Fair Exhibitors Prospectus.


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Nine9On-Line Maintenance Training Available to FIA Members

Is your workforce aging?  Do current workers lack skills to effectively meet the needs of new technologies?  Are you having difficulties hiring skilled maintenance technicians?  Finding it hard to locate and/or schedule training?  If so, you are not alone and a new partnership between FIA and Kent State University is ready to help. 

Through this partnership, FIA Members can receive a customized program including a needs assessment, job task analysis, industrial maintenance training, monitoring and evaluation in a very cost effective manner.  See the Forging University and Kent State's websitefor a complete listing of on-line course offerings. 

Lisa Goetsch, Director of Workforce Development and Continuing Studies, previewed the programs available through Kent State University at Trumbull for attendees at the FIA Fall Meeting of Members and received very positive feedback.  For more information, she may be contacted at FIAtraining@kent.edu.


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TwoOver 100 Attendees Enjoy Fall Meeting Success;Slides/Photos Available

Referred to as "a great conference" by many, over 100 forging company and supplier executives and their technical and/or marketing staff met in downtown San Antonio for the FIA Fall Meeting, October 21-23.  Post-meeting evaluations indicated a 97% "good to excellent" approval rating for meeting content and a 100%  rating for location. 


All speakers that had PowerPoint slides have generously offered to share them with FIA Members. Click here to view them and the list of topics covered at the meeting. Click Here to see photos from the meeting. With perfect weather in place, attendees enjoyed the Riverwalk and all its activities. But the social highlight of the event was an outdoor rooftop banquet Tuesday evening at sunset overlooking San Antonio's gem -- The Alamo.  


We hope to see all again at the FIA Annual Meeting May 3-5, 2014 in Marco Island, FL.



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OneFirst Line Supervisory

This three-day Seminar (Nov. 12-14, 2013) focuses on the continued development of your organization's first line supervisors by enhancing their skills in the following areas:

  • Leadership and Relationship-building;
  • Effective Communication (verbal and non-verbal);
  • Use of Interpersonal Problem-solving Tools;
  • Coaching for Performance Improvement;
  • Personal Development and Self-actualization;
  • and much more.


This class is limited to 30 students, the last Seminar filled up quickly, so please register early.

Click for more information.


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FourteenLobby Day 2014 - Mark Your Calendars - April 1-2, 2014

Capital Building FIA members are invited to join with FIA's Board of Directors and the Public Policy Committee members who form the core group of FIA's "Fly In" Lobbying efforts. This event consists of face-to-face visits with our elected officials and their key staffers in their Washington offices.

Talking points are developed by FIA's Public Policy Committee and all meetings are arranged by The Laurin Baker Group, FIA's Lobbying Group.

For additional information contact Roy Hardy (roy@forging.org).



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