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

Digital Brochures

Download the most recent digital version of our brochures.

  • 11/01/18

Quality Assurance Lab Investment Recognized by Design World

Continually re-investing in our capabilities is a hallmark of our business strategy. We recently deployed an exciting new tool in the Forest City Gear Quality Assurance Lab, the EVO Cam advanced full-HD digital microscope manufactured by Vision Engineering. Read more about how the EVO Cam helps us deliver precision gears in this article from Design […]

  • 7/23/18

Kika Young Named One of the “People to Watch for 2018”

Kika Young, who has been a person to watch at Forest City Gear since she was a toddler, landed on the Rockford Register Star’s “People to Watch in 2018” list.

  • 1/12/18

Merry Christmas

Owner’s, Fred and Wendy Young, produced this brief video Christmas card for all of our customers, vendors, and friends. “Here’s wishing you more happiness Than all my words can tell, Not just alone for Christmas But for all the year as well.”

  • 12/21/17