Forge Fair 2023

May 23-25, 2023 | Huntington Convention Center


Thursday, May 25, 2023 is Forge Fair Career Day. Students and Educators can register for the Discounted Academic Rate of $50 and explore the forging industry, learn about co-ops and internships, and meet with potential employers. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes with them to hand out to potential employers during their time at the show. FIA will provide a list of students with contact information to all FIA Member exhibitors following the event.

Please note: This is a one-day pass only for Thursday, May 25. If you are interested in attending the full trade show, you must register at the regular attendee rate. This pass is for students and educators only. You must be enrolled or employed at a technical school, college or university.

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Career Day Activities!

Panel Session: Stewardship of the Forging Industry for Future Generations
Thursday, May 25
10:15 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. (ET)

Industry executives will discuss how they are preparing the next generation of forging industry workforce for the future, how to set employees up for success, and looking out for the industry as a whole.

Panelists include: John Coward, Scot Forge; Chelsea Lantto, Trenton Forging; Michael Morgus, Ellwood Quality Steels; and John Pale, American Axle & Manufacturing

Meet & Greet with Ben Abbott from “Forged in Fire”
Thursday, May 25
10:50 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (ET)

Students and professors are invited to gather at the FIA & FIERF booth (#219) to see the forging competition entries, engage with the other students and academic participants, and meet potential future employers. Plus! Special meet and greet with Forged in Fire’s Ben Abbott. Need a professional headshot? FIA will be offering photo sessions for students to use on their LinkedIn and resumes.

FIERF Forging Competition
Students and Educators, join us for the first ever FIERF Forging Competition for a hands on opportunity to learn more about forging! Each team will forge (2) tuning forks to an assigned frequency.

Winners will be announced on May 25, 2023 at Forge Fair. Click here for more information.

Competing Schools:

  • Cleveland State University – CSU Viking Tunes
  • Colorado School of Mines – Your Average Metal Band
  • Georgia Southern University – Eagle Forging
  • Mississippi State University - Mississippi State University
  • North Carolina State University – NC State Forge
  • Purdue University – Purdue Forksmiths
  • The Ohio State University – Forging Bucks
  • University of Cincinnati – Team Alpha
  • University of North Texas – The Fearsome Fork Forgers
  • University of Pittsburgh - Metaleros

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