FIA Mission Statement

Mission: Improve Members Global Competitiveness

Areas of FIA Focus:

Industry Benchmarking

  • Orders & Shipments; Profits
  • Safety
  • Marketing
  • Compensation

Global Networking

  • FIA Industry Meetings
  • International Meetings
  • Forge Fair and Technical Conferences
  • Customer Trade Shows

World Class Training and Education

  •  On-Line Forging University
  •  Process Specific Courses
  •  Topical Manufacturing Workshops
  • Focused Senior Level Business Seminars

Public Policy Advocacy

  • Voice on matters of trade and regulatory issues
  • Coordinating industry input through Washington Lobbyist
  • Communicating the value of manufacturing issues as coalition participant
  • ForgingPAC Political Action Committee

Driving Demand For North American Forgings

  • Electronic customer RFQs
  • Educating customers of the value of designing with forgings
  • Promoting member capabilities to potential customers
  • Industry economic summaries/outlooks

Developing And Transfering Technology

  • Leveraging industry and government resources for research and development
  • Encouraging industry participation in collaborative research
  • Research and Technical bulletins available on website
  • Technical Assistance/Problem Solving