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

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

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

Fox 39 Touts Latest Mars Rover

We are proud of the work we do for NASA right here in northern Illinois. “Mars Rover 2020” will be the fourth rover on Mars using our gears. The trust that is placed in us to produce these critical components is immense, and it drives us to continually improve our capabilities. Special thanks to Fox […]

  • 12/01/17

Making a Difference in Roscoe

We were proud to notice our very own Mike O’Brien in the Rockford Register Star on Thursday. He regularly volunteers with the American Red Cross, and last week he participated in an event at Ledgewood and Stone Creek Schools.

  • 11/13/17

Rockford Area Manufacturing Day a Success

Forest City Gear is a proud participant in the Rockford area Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). MFG Day is a nationwide event held annually in October with the purpose of celebrating modern manufacturing and inspiring the next generation of manufacturers.

  • 11/02/17

Welcome Brian Gustafson to the FCG Team

We are excited to introduce the newest member of the Forest City Gear family, Brian Gustafson. He brings 15 years of diversified design and manufacturing engineering experience to our growing team of process engineers.

  • 11/01/17