FIA Welcomes New Board Members
The Forging Industry Association (FIA) has announced Douglas G. McIntyre, President & CEO, Weber Metals Inc. as the new FIA Chairman of the Board. Additionally, Dan Ulven, President, Ulven Forging Incorporated has been appointed Vice Chairman; Chelsea Lantto, President, Trenton Forging Company has been appointed Secretary and remains on the Executive Committee; and Pete Campbell, President, Campbell Press Repair, has been appointed to the Executive Committee.
16,000-ton Line About to Be Delivered
In 2022, thyssenkrupp Gerlach is expected to start production on a Farina forging press from Schuler. Internal assembly for the 16,000-ton line – one of the largest mechanical machines in the world – has been completed in Suello, Italy, and after the test run the components with a total weight of 1,700 tons will make their way to the customer's forging plant in Homburg, Germany.
Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems Latest Precision Gas Nitriding and Ferritic Nitrocarburizing Furnace
Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems is proud to announce that Thermal-Vac Technology recently partnered with Gasbarre to add precision nitriding and FNC capabilities to their facility in Orange, California. The electrically heated furnace utilizes Super Systems, Inc. controls for automatic KN and KC control to AMS 2759/10 & 2759/12 specifications.
Forging for the Future, Anchor Harvey Launches Electric Vehicle Workgroup
Anchor Harvey, a data-driven aluminum forging company that seeks to set new standards for sustainable transportation, today announced the launch of its new Electric Vehicle (EV) Workgroup. The new in-house expertise working group draws from Anchor Harvey’s technological leadership and century-long experience in forging components for the automobile and motorsports industries. Kerry Kubatzke, an industry veteran with 35 years of experience in engineering and precision forge manufacturing at Anchor Harvey, stated of the company’s new EV Workgroup, “We believe delivering high-strength, lightweight electric vehicle components are core to growing our business and creating value for our customers as we work to deliver high-strength lightweight parts for the next generation of transportation,” said Kubatzke.
Remembering Don Jones of Forging Resources Group
On December 2nd we lost one of our forging industry icons, Don Jones, President of Forge Resources Group in DeKalb, Illinois. Don was 90, and just recently had his 90th birthday celebration (Sept. 29th) with his immediate family and also his work family.