The Forging Industry Association (FIA) announced a new partnership with Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas (MCRT), a bipartisan government-affairs consultancy. MCRT helps its clients develop winning strategies by educating and building relationships with key policymakers in Congress, the White House, government agencies and regulatory bodies. As FIA’s new lobby firm, they will work with the association to facilitate and advance its advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. They will also help coordinate FIA Lobby Day, an annual event that offers FIA members an opportunity to meet with key members of the U.S. House and Senate.
The 116th U.S. Congress commenced chaotically on Jan. 3, with Democrats taking control of the House for the first time since 2010, Republicans retaining the Senate and a partial shutdown of the U.S. government in full swing.
Sixteen 2017 Safety Award winners were announced by FIA at the Fall Meeting. The 16 award winners represent the top-performing facilities in FIA’s 2017 Occupational Injury & Illness Survey, which collected data for several safety categories. First-place winners include FRISA Forjados, American Axle Manufacturing and Trenton Forging Co. The complete list of 2017 FIA Safety Award winners...
A group of forging professionals recently gathered in Long Beach, Calif., to attend the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation’s (FIERF) 32nd Technical Conference. Attendees were treated to a great plant tour, two days of technology, and a chance to greet old friends and network with new ones.
Long Beach, Calif., is perhaps best known as the retirement home of the legendary cruise ship Queen Mary, which is permanently moored there and is currently an operating hotel and museum. But on Sept. 11-12, Long Beach hosted some of the forging industry’s best and brightest technical people, industry professionals, suppliers and educators at what was FIERF’s 32nd Technical Conference.
One of FIERF’s missions is to promote the education of future engineers who will serve the forging and related metals-processing industries. To this end, one of the Forging Foundation’s major annual philanthropic projects is the financial and logistics support it provides the ASM Materials Camp for Teachers.
Tariffs on top of tariffs, as far as the eye can see. Trade policy in Washington has been turned on its head, and organizations like FIA are working overtime to ensure that their members’ voices are heard. That’s not always easy in this environment, but it’s critical.
26 members of the Forging Industry Association came to Washington, D.C. April 17-18 to meet with members of Congress on trade, workforce development and infrastructure spending as part of the 15th Annual FIA Lobby Day.
Two of the most pressing issues in our industry are the development of technology and finding the next generation of employees who will be using that technology to grow companies' global competitiveness.
Check out the February 2019 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on the study on the forging of AM parts, "Is the End of the ICE Age Near?", the Forge Fair 2019 returns to Cleveland, and much more.