News: Press Releases


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 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

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

Forest City Gear Earns Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

ROSCOE, IL – December 11, 2017. Forest City Gear has successfully met the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s standards for certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise.

  • 12/11/17

FCG Adds Continuous Generating Grinding Capability for High Volume Production

Roscoe, Illinois – Forest City Gear has expanded its high-volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 gear grinding machine and Felsomat FRC 600 high-speed load/unload automation. The system is part of a new 8,500 sq. ft. facility, located in close proximity to Forest City Gear’s main plant, dedicated to the […]

  • 9/11/17