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

GEARSolutions Magazine speaks with Erik Spurling

GEARSolutions Magazine, one of the top industry publications in the world, features Forest City Gear’s own Erik Spurling in the May edition of Q&A. Spurling joined FCG in March. He’s had a distinguished career in sales in the manufacturing industry, spending nearly nine years as national sales manager of Kuriyama of America in Schaumburg and coming […]

  • 5/24/18

New Director of Sales at Forest City Gear

ROSCOE, IL – March 21, 2018. Forest City Gear has hired Erik J. Spurling as Director of Sales to oversee the activities of the company’s network of direct and independent sales representatives nationwide, and to lead sales strategies that meet the growing demands of a wide and diverse customer base throughout the world’s gear-making industries.

  • 3/21/18

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