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Thursday, October 1

Wednesday, September 30

11:00 am - 11:30 am:  FNA LIVE Session

7 Key Questions You Want to Ask Your Equipment Sales Person


Purchasing equipment in the heat treating industry is a big capital investment.  Knowing the right questions to ask are key in making the right choice.  Don't miss the session as MTI 2020 President, Jim Oakes from Super Systems, interviews Fred Hamizadeh from American Axle.  Fred manages and buys for one of the largest inventories of heat treat furnace equipment in the U.S. at American Axle.

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Jim Oakes

Super System

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Fred Hamizadeh

American Axle

​1:30 pm - 2:00 pm:  FNA LIVE Session

How Demographic Shifts & COVID Are Changing EVERYTHING

Demographic shifts leading up to 2020 and the outbreak of COVID-19 have transformed how everything in manufacturing, including heat treating will operate.  One of North America's leading futurist, Ken Gronbach, will shed light on what both captives and commercial heat treaters can expect in everything from HR to production to workforce development.  This is a must see half-hour.

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Ken Gronbach

KCG Direct

Thursday, October 1

11:00 am - 11:30 am:  FNA LIVE Session

What's Next in Heat Treating For Aerospace, Automotive & Agriculture


Emerging technologies in equipment, materials and processes are changing at light speed in these three industries that drive heat treat sales.  MTI CEO, Tom Morrison will interview 3 key executives from automotive (Cory Padfield from American Axle) and agriculture (Chad Spore from John Deere) to share their perspectives on how emerging technologies and materials will increase or decrease the amount of heat treating needed in the future.

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Chad Spore

John Deere

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Cory Padfield

American Axle


Tom Morrison

Metal Treating Institute

Friday, October 2

11:00 am - 11:30 am:  FNA LIVE Session

The Coming Economic Boom From Manufacturing Reshoring

COVID-19 has revealed deadly shortages of medical products due to 90 to 95% dependence on imports, especially from China. Government and companies are scrambling to implement short-term emergency assembly and create domestic sources for critical imported components. Similar dependence is true in many key industry sectors including defense materiel. It is now clear: shorter supply chains are stronger, more competitive supply chains.  Industrial Heating Magazine's Publisher Erik Klingerman will interview Harry Moser from the Reshoring Intiative who will share that shorter supply chains are also more profitable for OEM and supplier for 20 to 40% of what is now imported. Tools to identify the 20% to 40% will be discussed. Since 2010 about 900,000 manufacturing jobs have been announced to comeback. The Reshoring Intiative's goal is 5 million.

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Harry Moser

Reshoring Initiative

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Erik Klingerman

Industrial Heating

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