The Forging Industry Educational & Research Foundation (FIERF) would like to recognize one of our Platinum Anvil Society Donors, Finkl Steel. Finkl Steel was founded in 1879 and has been a member of the Forging Industry Association since 1935. With locations in Chicago, Detroit, Houston, and Quebec, Finkl Steel has two melt shops, three forging facilities, and four production facilities. Finkl Steel processes over 200,000 tons of steel each year and is the leading supplier of custom open-die  forgings, plastic mold steels, die casting tool steels, and forging die steels. 

Finkl Steel has been a strong supporter of the Forging Foundation  for many decades, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to  support programming for students who are interested in working in  the forging industry.

In 2004, the Forging Foundation established a scholarship in  memory of Charles W. Finkl, awarding full-time college junior and  senior students who are studying chemical, computer, electrical,  industrial, materials, mechanical, or metallurgical engineering a  scholarship. Finkl Steel is also a contributor to the Forging Industry  Women’s Scholarship Program, which funds scholarships for  collegiate women interested in the forging industry, seeking degrees  in engineering or business. 

“Finkl Steel’s legacy has always been based upon innovation, technical  expertise and education. Our founders always believed that the best  suppliers are the ones who help educate the industry and their customers.  This is why we founded the Finkl Forging Forum, and why we so  strongly support the FIERF segment of the FIA. It’s very important to  support our future, and donating to the FIERF organization allows us  to support scholarships that we find extremely important and to continue  to fund the growth and innovation of the forging industry.” – Danielle  Smith, Director of Marketing Administration & Inside Sales, Finkl  Steel.

Thank you, Finkl, for your generosity and continued support of the  Forging Foundation throughout the years! 

Consider a gift of support of your own. Contact Amanda Dureiko  at [email protected] if you are interested in inspiring the next  generation of forgers!