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“The FIA has been very good at developing training and other leadership programs for members. There’s always a constant need for relevant training and education, and FIA provides targeted and topical industry programs.”
LASCO Engineering Services
“Almost all of FIA’s services are very valuable to a small company such as ours as we cannot afford to take on the kinds of initiatives the association is capable of producing. Without FIA’s technical support and research opportunities, which have helped open new markets to us, we would no longer be in business.”
The Queen City Forging Co.
FIA offers networking opportunities that provide a platform for members to share best practices, address common business challenges and cultivate new business relationships. Through industry events, regional and annual meetings, FIA members come together to connect with their peers, exchange ideas, and learn about the latest trends.
Training and Education
Members gain industry knowledge and hone their skills through FIA’s industry-specific technical seminars, e-learning and custom on-site training programs. From the fundamentals of forging to safety and leadership, FIA covers a wide range of topics and processes that have been designed to cultivate and enhance professional and technical development.
FIA produces industry benchmarking reports and surveys that enable member companies to measure their performance against the industry at large. With reports and surveys that address safety, compensation and orders and shipments, member companies can plan and forecast their business decisions based on industry standards.
FIA is dedicated to bringing awareness to lawmakers on key issues that impact the future of forging. With annual events like Lobby Day, FIA members can voice the issues that affect the forging industry to the attention of elected officials and their key staff members.
FIA offers members the opportunity to obtain a Request for Quote (RFQ) over the Internet without the trouble, obligations and costs typically associated with other web sites offering similar services. FIA members can register for this service, and RFQs will automatically be e-mailed to you as they are submitted.
These are just a few of the many resources that FIA offers to members to help them succeed in today’s ever-changing manufacturing landscape. To learn more about how your company can benefit from an FIA membership, contact FIA President and CEO Jim Warren at 216-781-6260.