FIA Mission Statement

Improve Members Global Competitiveness

The Forging Industry Association and its Forging Foundation (FIERF) advances members’ competitiveness by providing, supporting, and facilitating networking, training, communication, and market development.

Your Industry's Trade Association

For more than 113 years, the Forging Industry Association (FIA) has been helping forging companies in North America to increase their global competitiveness. FIA’s producer member companies manufacture approximately 75% of the custom forgings volume produced in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Its supplier members manufacture materials and provide services used by the forging industry. Together, FIA’s 220+ members comprise the only trade association dedicated to promoting and serving the forging industry in North America.

Primary Processes Performed
  • Impression Die Forging
  • Cold Forging
  • Open-Die Forging
  • Seamless Rolled Ring Forging
Primary Market Segments Represented
  • Automotive and Heavy Truck
  • Aerospace
  • Off-Highway and Heavy Construction
  • Agricultural
  • Ordnance and Military
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • Industrial, Hardware and Tools


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
  • Online 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 Transferring Technology
  • Leveraging industry and government resources for research and development
  • Encouraging industry participation in collaborative research
  • Research and technical reports available on website
  • Technical assistance/problem solving