Forest City Gear Announces Appointment Of New President, Kika Young

Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, is proud to announce the appointment of Kika Young as President of the company. Kika Young looks forward to building upon the legacy of her parents, Fred and Wendy Young. Wendy Young was president of the company from 2002 until 2012, when […]

  • 4/07/22

Forest City Gear Announces Death Of Wendy Young

It is with great sadness that Forest City Gear announces the death of Wendy Young, President & CEO. Wendy passed away on Tuesday, February 22.

  • 2/24/22

Forest City Gear President & CEO, Wendy Young, Named Individual Business Catalyst Of The Year By Rockford Chamber Of Commerce

Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, is proud to congratulate Wendy Young, President & CEO, for being named the 2021 Individual Business Catalyst of the Year by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Young began her career at Forest City Gear in 1983 as a Delivery Driver, Machine Operator […]

  • 1/13/22

Forest City Gear’s Kika Young Receives Outstanding Young Alumni Award From Rockford University

Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, is proud to congratulate Kika Young for receiving the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Rockford University for 2021. According to Rockford University, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award is “given to an alumna/us who has finished her/his Rockford University tenure within the last […]

  • 11/22/21

Forest City Gear To Exhibit At Motion + Power Technology Expo

Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, will be exhibiting at the Motion + Power Technology Expo September 14 – 16, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri. The bi-annual expo, formerly known as Gear Expo, is the flagship event of the American Gear Manufacturers Association. According to the organization’s website, […]

  • 9/02/21

Forest City Gear Celebrates Employee Anniversaries

Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, is proud to recognize several employees for their long-term dedication to the company, including Jeff Mains (10 years), Ingrid West (10 years) and Kent Blatchford (20 years). Jeff Mains is Director of Technical Operations and oversees Quality, Sales, Engineering & Customer Service. […]

  • 7/21/21

MATT BRICK CELEBRATES 15 YEARS WITH FOREST CITY GEAR

Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, is proud to celebrate Matt Brick’s 15-year anniversary with the company. Brick, a Gear Hobbing Set-up Technician, joined the Forest City Gear family in 2006. He is a highly skilled CNC gear hobbing machinist with experience in CNC machine operations. During his […]

  • 4/21/21

FOREST CITY GEAR HONORED WITH LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM STATELINE CHAMBER

Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, was recently selected as the “Large Business of the Year” for 2021 by the Stateline Chamber. Each year, the Stateline Chamber accepts nominations via its website. An awards committee reviews the nominations, narrows the field to three finalists in each category, and […]

  • 3/30/21

FOREST CITY GEAR LANDS 5th MISSION TO MARS

Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, is proud to have supplied over 100 gears for NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover. Forest City Gear manufactured gears for every actuator on the vehicle, from the wheel drive systems to the focusing the optics. All of the gear-driven motion systems that the […]

  • 2/19/21

FOREST CITY GEAR ADDS ZEISS ACCURA® COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE TO QUALITY ASSURANCE DEPARTMENT

Forest City Gear has expanded the capabilities of its Quality Assurance Department with the addition of a Zeiss ACCURA® Coordinate Measuring Machine. The next-generation bridge-type Zeiss is Forest City Gear’s fourth CNC inspection system, and is particularly well suited for very fast, complete analytical inspection of all types of high precision fine- and medium-pitch cylindrical […]

  • 2/02/21