Event Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019
FIA is pleased to present a program specifically developed to give forgers a first-hand look into how robotics and automation can help forging companies increase productivity, lower costs and improve workplace safety. The FIA Forging Automation 101 Workshop and Plant Tours will take place on August 20-21 in Monroe (Metro-Detroit), Michigan.
As a program participant you will:
Tuesday, August 20
12:00 p.m. Registration and Buses Depart Holiday Inn Express
1687 N. Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162
(Attendees leave cars at hotel)
1:00 p.m. Trenton Forging plant tour
2331 Toledo St.
Trenton, MI 48183
2:30 p.m. Depart for Eaton Steel
27 min to Eaton Steel
10221 Capital St.
Oak Park, MI 48237
3:00 p.m. Eaton Steel plant tour
4:30 p.m. Depart for LASCO
55 min to LASCO
615 Harbor Ave, Monroe, MI
5:30 p.m. LASCO plant tour
6:30 p.m. Dinner sponsored by LASCO
(tent event on grounds of LASCO)
9:00 p.m. Return to Holiday Inn Express
5 min to Holiday Inn from LASCO
Wednesday, August 21
8:00 a.m. Gerdau Steel plant tour
3000 E Front St., Monroe, MI
(drive own vehicles to plant)
9:30 a.m. Forging Automation 101 Workshop
Monroe County Community College
Lecture Hall L140
1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161
9:30 a.m. Forging 101 Presentation
Jim Morris, President
Automated Cells & Equipment
11:00 a.m. Forging Automation 101 Panel Session
Moderator: Mike Gill, LASCO
Dane Moxlow, Trenton Forging
Brandon Wilke, Klein Tools
Terry Chilson, Hendrickson
Ken Griffard, Modern Forge
Jack Ryan, Estwing
Damien Junkulis, Eaton Steel
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Vendor Presentations
2:30 p.m. Workshop conclusion
If you are interested in exploring future trends in automation and robotics for your shop, this is the program for you. Registration for the FIA Forging Automation Workshop and Plant Tours will be opening soon. If you have questions about the program, please contact Angela Gibian at 216-781-6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A room block at Holiday Inn Express Monroe has been reserved for the Forging Automation 101 Workshop at the rate of $114.99 per night. When you place your reservations, be sure to mention the group code “FIA” to receive the special room rate. You can also book online at: www.hiemonroe.com. The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is Monday, August 5, 2019.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1687 N Dixie Hwy.
Monroe, MI 48162
Guests will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop.
A shuttle bus will be provided for the plant tours on August 20, departing from Holiday Inn Express & Suites and returning there after dinner. Participants not staying at the Holiday Inn Express are encouraged to park there and board the tour bus. No transportation will be provided on August 21.