Mechanical Press Maintenance Workshop

This workshop will introduce participants to the different types of mechanical presses. It will provide an explanation of the various elements of the press, so attendees can see how each element works and influences other parts of the press forging process. The workshop will also cover predictive and preventative maintenance for various press components, items that should be taken into consideration when planning a repair, and uptime-improving strategies.   


March 2-3, 2016

  Cleveland Airport Marriott
4277 W. 150th Street
Cleveland, OH 44135 


FIA Members: $575.00
Non-Members: $675.00


Charles Crout Jr., Ajax-CECO

Robert Vinson, Ajax-CECO

Don Karr, Erie Press Systems

George Pirics, Enprotech Industrial Technologies

Steve Veroeven, Vibro/Dynamics LLC

Victor Salcedo, GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc.

John Powell, FD Johnson

Peter Campbell, Campbell Press Repair

Rene Mark Fonda, TECT Power

Jim Kravec, Siempelkamp L.P.

Roger Rees, SMS Technical Services, LLC

  *Instructors/topics are subject to change without prior notification.

Who Should Attend?

Maintenance department leaders

Press maintenance specialists

Forge cell leaders

Plant engineers

General managers and production managers

Booking a room at the Cleveland Airport Marriott benefits you and also supports FIA. When you mention FIA and book within the Mechanical Press Maintenance room block, you help FIA keep meeting costs low and maximize the attendee experience. To reserve your room at the $124 per night rate (plus applicable tax of 16.5 percent), please call the hotel directly at 216-252-5333 OR click here before Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, and mention the Forging Industry Association.


If you are coming from the Airport, a complimentary shuttle service is provided upon request. Please call 216-252-2533 for further information.



Attendees may cancel their registration for a full refund by Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, with no refunds thereafter. Substitutions are allowed with prior notification given to FIA.

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3/2/2016 - 3/3/2016
Cleveland Airport Marriott
4277 West 150th Street
Cleveland, OH 44135
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