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Open-Die Ring Rolling Conference & Plant Tours

Open-Die Ring Rolling Conference & Plant Tours
Join us for the first-ever FIA Open-Die & Ring Rolling Conference on February 26-28, 2024 in Houston, Texas. The conference will include basics training, a networking reception and happy hour, table top exhibits and plant tours of Ameriforge Group and Forge USA.

2024 Open-Die & Ring Rolling Conference & Plant Tours

February 26-28, 2024
Houston, TX

The Whitehall
1700 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002

Meeting Registration Fees:
     •   FIA Member - First Attendee: $950
     •   FIA Member - Additional Attendee: $750
     •   Non-Member - First Attendee: $1,150
     •   Non-Member - Additional Attendee: $950

Table Tops: (Table Top registration includes 1 conference registration)
     •   FIA Member: $1,500
     •   Non-Member: $3,000

The registration deadline is February 16, 2024. Registrations will not be accepted after this date. For registration questions or to submit a paper registration form, please contact Kathy Edwards by email at [email protected] or by phone at (216) 781-6260.

Schedule of Events:*
February 26:

     •   6:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception

February 27:
•   7:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
     •   8:00 Shuttles Board for Tours
     •   8:15 a.m. - BUS 1: Plant Tour: Forge USA
                              BUS 2: Ameriforge Group
     •   10:00 a.m. - BUS 1: Depart for Ameriforge Group
                                BUS 2: Departs for Forge USA

     •   12:30 p.m. - Lunch & Tabletops Open
     •   1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - General Session
     •   5:30 p.m. - Happy Hour

February 28:
     •   8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. - General Session

Click here to download the full conference agenda.

*Subject to change  

Plant Tours:

Forge USA
Worldwide Steel Forging Services
Forge USA is an internationally recognized steel forging company based in Houston, TX. With more than 50 years of experience and a long-standing commitment to product excellence and customer satisfaction, they provide superior forging services performed exclusively by their dedicated and knowledgeable in-house staff. Their foresight, innovation, and extensive experience are complemented by their ongoing investment in advancements in forging technology, guaranteeing the Forge USA's products are professionally made in an efficient and economical manner.

Open-Die Forging - Houston TX
Using the most effective and advanced forging processes available, Forge USA provides open die forging products and services that meet the highest standards in the industry. They specialize in large forgings of critical components used in oil and gas, nuclear, aerospace, mining, construction, and maritime industries worldwide.

Ameriforge is one of the world's largest fully integrated manufacturers of forged steel components. They are equipped with a diverse and expansive range of forging, heat treating, metallurgical testing, and machining assets across 5 locations in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Ameriforge provides forgings, flanges, vessel connections, and other products in grades of Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Chromes, Nickels, and other alloys.

Their globally recognized brands are:
     •   Coffer - Carbon Steel Flanges
     •   Forge Vessel Connection (FVC) - Carbon and Alloy Vessel Connectors (Long Weldnecks)
     •   Maass (MFC) & Texas Metalworks (TMW) - Stainless and Alloy Flanges
     •   TaperLok - Engineered Zero-Leak Flanges and Clamp Connectors

Transportation will be provided to and from the plant tours.

Please note: The plant tour facilities, Forge USA and Ameriforge, reserve the right to refuse admittance to their facilities. Forge USA and Ameriforge will have the opportunity to review the list of attendees prior to the event. If the companies decide that someone on the list is not permitted to participate in the tour of either facility, they will inform FIA. The FIA staff will then contact the attendee to let them know that they may not attend the tour(s).


The FIA hotel room block is now full on February 28 with limited rooms available February 26-27. Below is a list of suggested hotels nearby:
     •   Courtyard by Marriott Houston Downtown/Convention Center - 12 minute walk, 4 minute drive
     •   Holiday Inn Houston Downtown, an IHG Hotel - 7 minute walk, 3 minute drive
     •   Hyatt Regency Houston - 7 minute walk, 3 minute drive      

FIA has arranged for a discounted room rate of $159/night (++) at the Whitehall. To make your reservations at this discounted rate, please click here or call: (888) 974-7641 and reference the code 2402OPENDIE. The deadline to book at this rate is February 5, 2024. Any reservations made after this date are subject to hotel availability.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations will be permitted until February 12, 2024 and will be refunded in full. After February 12, 2024 no refunds will be given, but substitutions are allowed if submitted to the FIA in writing.

Please Note:
No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any registration that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full. 

2/26/2024 2:00 PM - 2/28/2024 12:30 PM
The Whitehall 1700 Smith Street Houston, TX 77002 UNITED STATES