2023 FIA Safety Conference

Event Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 to Thursday, March 23, 2023


Join your forging industry peers for the 2023 FIA Safety Conference March 22-23, 2023 at AMADA America, Inc – Schaumburg Solution Center. Hosted by the FIA Safety Committee, FIA Safety Conference will provide attendees with valuable educational programming and networking opportunities, including a plant tour at Elgin Sweeper Co.

The program agenda includes topics such as:

In addition, attendees will hear panel sessions and case studies from FIA Member plants. Participants will also be encouraged to have open discussions about safety at their own plants and ask questions to gain more knowledge and insight from their peers. Click here to view the current agenda.

Cost to Attend:

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If you have questions about the FIA Safety Conference, please contact Tricia Abruzzino at tricia@forging.org or call 216-781-6260.


Patrick Nelson, Loyalty Point Leadership

Patrick’s work is motivated by his personal mission to inspire others and influence the future. It’s a mission born out of his experience as a paratrooper in the US Army, where he led soldiers during three combat deployments and earned a Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.

During one of his deployments, his failure as a leader led to one of his soldiers being killed in combat, while he was only peppered in the back from shrapnel. This life-changing experience set him on a path to help others not repeat his same mistake.

Transitioning from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to working in the NFL, Patrick soon realized that if he wanted to help leaders, he needed to equip myself.

Patrick became the inaugural NFL-Pat Tillman Military Scholar and earned a Master’s in Sport Management and after transitioning to a role as a leadership development consultant, earned a second Master’s in Organization Development.

Since then, he’s facilitated leadership development programs for clients from Fortune 500 companies to small business owners in a variety of industries with the goal of helping them develop exceptional leaders.

Conference Sponsorships:
There are a limited number of sponsorships available for the conference. If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, click here to view available opportunities. Deadline for sponsorships is February 10, 2023. Contact Tricia Abruzzino at tricia@forging.org for more information on sponsorships.





The AMADA Solution Center in Schaumburg, IL is a 133,000 sq. ft. facility set on 10.5 acres—a stunningly designed example of Amada’s commitment to redefine performance and reliability while giving you a voice in the process. It showcases the latest advances in automation, laser cutting, press brakes, punching, robotic bending and much more—all resulting from AMADA’s global position as a single-source provider for the manufacturing industry. Click here to see an informational video.



Products: Mechanical Sweepers, Regenerative Air Sweepers, Vacuum Sweepers, Waterless Sweepers, CNG Sweepers

Markets: Municipal, Construction, Industrial, Airport

Special Notes: Elgin equipment utilizes all variations of today’s sweeping technology — mechanical, pure vacuum sweepers, regenerative air, alternative fuel, waterless dust control — and now a single-engine technology.


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