FNA 2020…Registration NOW OPEN

By Tom Morrison posted 10 days ago


Furnaces North America 2020 (FNA 2020), presented by the Metal Treating Institute, in partnership with Industrial Heating Magazine, is the heat treating industry’s marquee event every other year. FNA 2020 will attract over 1,700 people from commercial/captive heat treating companies and their suppliers, including numerous Fortune 500 companies. For three days, attendees take part in networking, connections, and learning about the vast changes taking place on emerging technologies, industry trends, and advances in equipment.


In the wake of COVID-19, MTI’s leadership and executive team are monitoring the COVID-19 developments and working closely with the hotel and convention center to have the latest best practices in place to ensure a clean and safe environment for all attendees. MTI will be keeping attendees and exhibitors updated on any developments or adjustments.


Change is happening at such a rapid pace all around us that both commercial and captive heat treating plants can’t afford to miss FNA 2020. Demographic shifts, emerging technologies, workforce issues, plant automation, and consumer buying habits are driving what is manufactured...not to mention the impact of COVID-19.


With the developments of COVID-19, there will be significant changes in how plant operations are performed. FNA 2020 will provide you the opportunity to connect with top executives to learn how they are making necessary changes to thrive in a post COVID-19 market.


The answers to your most pressing challenges in your heat treat operation are found at FNA 2020…either in technical sessions, with suppliers you meet, at a booth with another heat treater that you connect with, or at one of the social events. 


FNA 2020 has three dynamic elements that will deliver the answers that you and your team need in order to maximize your productivity, people, resources, and profits.


ELEMENT #1: Learning that LASTS

FNA 2020’s technical conference, designed by a team of heat treaters and suppliers, has 35 key sessions that focus on a wide array of technical issues in 5 tracks including: 

  • Processes & Quality
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Productivity & Operations
  • Furnace Equipment & Controls
  • Furnace Maintenance

 During these 35 technical sessions, you will hear about trends and innovations in heat treating that will give you the knowledge and creative solutions you need to maximize productivity, minimize downtime, and develop seamless operational strategies for your plant.


ELEMENT #2: Business that CONNECTS

The most active part of any FNA experience is the trade show. With over 170 top suppliers in every facet of heat treating, this is where the daily needs of heat treaters are fulfilled. On the show floor, heat treaters and suppliers connect to learn about each other, what heat treaters are challenged with, and how suppliers can help solve those issues. FNA’s Expo is a must-attend for any owner, GM, plant manager, or manager in maintenance, quality, or production.  FNA 2020 encourages companies to bring your key management team to introduce them personally to the new trends and technologies shaping the future of heat treating.


ELEMENT #3: Networking is KING

At FNA, attendees experience a set of exciting social functions that allow heat treaters and suppliers alike to connect with one another to discuss the new ideas they learn during the conference and trade show. They also share their daily experiences in dealing with issues like energy, employee recruitment/retention, maintenance, audit compliance, plant safety, and equipment purchases. FNA social events also help suppliers to get away from the trade show booth and listen to the heat treater’s needs in a more informal environment, this provides suppliers an opportunity to serve the heat treater better and develop products for their specific needs. 


Furnaces North America 2020 provides the networking, technical training, and business connection that heat treaters need to build a bright future within your operation. Take the opportunity to attend FNA 2020 in Louisville, KY on Sept. 30-Oct 2. 


For meeting details and registration, visit www.FurnacesNorthAmerica.com.