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Joe Luy

Gear manufacturer on the grow, says President Wendy Young

Paul Lindquist

Roscoe, IL-Forest City Gear (FCG), a precision gear manufacturer here, today announces the hiring of four new employees and the promotion of two longtime employees.  “We’ve been growing steadily in the last two years, despite the economic conditions, and this news reflects that situation,” comments company President Wendy Young, who runs the business alongside her husband, CEO Fred Young.

Effective immediately, the following new individuals have been retained in the roles indicated:

Joe Luy-Quality Manager
Bruce Haxton-Gear Processing Engineer
Paul Lindquist-Process Engineer
Jim Cagle-Cost Estimator

Andrea Bagwell

Also, these longtime employees have been promoted:

Krista King

Krista King-Order Processing
Andrea Bagwell-Estimating/Quoting Assistant

Briefly, Joe’s role will be the supervision of the company’s quality lab, acknowledged as one of the finest metrology centers in the gear industry.  Over a third of Forest City Gear’s current customers are other gear companies around the world, who bring FCG work they cannot do themselves, either on tolerance or consistency.  Joe will also manage the company’s ISO and ITAR registered programs, the latter having been secured this past March.

Bruce will be responsible for the transitions from design to manufacturing protocols at FCG.  He brings an impressive background in gearmaking to the task.

Paul oversees the utilization of the companies 80+ machine tools to streamline production workflow through the shop, again considered one of the world’s leading gearmaking facilities.

Jim Cagle

Jim will help keep pace with the hundreds of RFQ’s received each week at FCG, a daunting task, to say the least.

Bruce Haxton

Krista moves into an expanded role in purchasing, working with numerous vendors and the strict guidelines of the many government, aerospace and defense contractors served by FCG.  Her primary role will be processing purchase orders for the company.

Andrea will be responsible for the preparation of quotes, serving the now larger department of inside sales engineers and others, including Fred Young, who continues in his longtime role of reviewing and estimating particularly challenging gearmaking jobs at the company.

The company recently celebrated its 55th anniversary.  Forest City Gear was founded in 1955 by Fred Young’s parents, Stetler and Evelyn Young, in Rockford, Illinois, near the company’s current facility in Roscoe, approximately 90 miles northwest of Chicago.

For more information on the company, please contact:

FOREST CITY GEAR CO., INC. 11715 Main Street Roscoe, IL 61073-0080 Phone:  815-623-2168 Fax:  815-623-6620 Web:  www.forestcitygear.com Email:  sales@forestcitygear.com

Attention:  Wendy Young or Fred Young

PR agency contact for Forest City Gear:
Tim Daro
Bernard & Company