ROSCOE, IL February 4, 2020. Forest City Gear has expanded its capacity for very high precision finish grinding of external, internal, straight and helical gears and special profiles with the addition of its second KAPP VUS 55P Form Grinding Machine. The new KAPP Form Grinder gives Forest City Gear the ability to rough and finish […]

  • 2/04/20


ROSCOE, IL October 31, 2019. Forest City Gear has expanded its capacity for the shaping of high precision internal and external gears with the addition of the latest Gleason GP300ES Gear Shaping Machine. The new GP300ES is the first machine of its kind in North America featuring an increased cutter spindle speed of 1,500 strokes […]

  • 10/31/19


ROSCOE, IL – October 29, 2019. Forest City Gear has hired Brad Lindmark as Director of Sales to help meet the growing demands of its wide and diverse customer base throughout the world’s gear-making industries. Mr. Lindmark brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience and a deep familiarity with all facets of inside and […]

  • 10/30/19

Forest City Gear at Motion+Power Technology Expo

FCG’s Jared Lyford gives visitors a preview at what they can expect at the FCG booth. Visitors to the Forest City Gear booth often arrive armed with drawings and looking for solutions to some of their toughest applications challenges. In many cases, the gears they really need don’t yet exist. Their journey to the right […]

  • 9/19/19

Forest City Gear Adds Process Engineer to ‘Cut Teeth Only’ Operations Team

Forest City Gear has added Joe Konetski as process engineer to its ‘Cut Teeth Only’ operations team, a resource dedicated to meeting fast-growing demand for the completion of gears made from a customer’s gear blank. Konetski joins the Cut Teeth Only Team after serving as a setup technician for a wide variety of gear cutting […]

  • 6/26/19

New quality assurance manager joins Forest City Gear

Roscoe, Illinois – Forest City Gear has hired Bob McClain as Quality Assurance Manager to oversee the activities of the company’s world-class Quality Lab and manage all its company-wide quality systems for aerospace, medical and other precision gearing applications. Mr. McClain brings a wealth of quality program management experience and a deep familiarity with precision […]

  • 3/26/19

Turning back to a good idea

To keep ahead in a global economy in an industry as precise as gear manufacturing, companies must continually examine processes and equipment looking for new ways to improve quality and efficiency while controlling costs. Sometimes that means circling back to old ideas. Forest City Gear opened Roscoe Works in 2012 as a separate division in […]

  • 3/15/19

FCG says goodbye to Opportunity

The Opportunity mission landed on Mars on January 25, 2004—before we had Facebook, YouTube and the iPhone. It was the fifth mission to Mars carrying a rover, a small motor vehicle that travels across the surface of the planet looking for past or present signs of life on Mars, testing the climate and geology of Mars, and preparing for future […]

  • 2/26/19

Why Forest City Gear? Cutting-edge work with a family focus

Many manufacturers are facing the same dilemma heading into 2019 – attracting and retaining top-line talent. For more than 60 years, Forest City Gears has grown because it focuses on two things – being the most capable company in the gear industry and treating our employees like family. If you are considering making manufacturing a […]

  • 12/21/18

SpaceCom 2018

Forest City Gear has been working with NASA for decades and knows the organization pretty well – but the company will have a chance to deepen those relationships at the end of November.

  • 11/12/18