World-Class Roll Forming Workshop


April 21-23, 2014
Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside, Independence, OH

  • Experience two exclusive show room tour events at Formtek Inc. and Roll Kraft.
  • Receive evaluations of your existing drawings and parts during the “Network with the Experts” reception featuring Roll Forming Jeopardy.
  • Get two behind the scenes tours at American Roll Form Products and Superior Roll Forming Co.
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Roll with the experts at the World Class Roll Forming Workshop!


Strengthen your skills and know-how with a comprehensive industry update at FMA’s World-Class Roll Forming Workshop April 21-23, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Designed with smaller workshop sessions for more interaction, World-Class features roll forming experts who are committed to answering your questions, providing solutions to your problems, and giving insights that will help you improve your operation.

Choose nine of thirteen time-relevant workshops on topics such as specialty materials used in roll forming, troubleshooting, safety and cost justification that will elevate beginners on necessary core skills and provide current updates for the more experienced roll former.



Show Room Tour Events  – Monday, 3-8:30 p.m.

As an added bonus this year, two area companies, Formtek Inc. and Roll-Kraft will open their show rooms for private tour events specifically for the attendees of this workshop! Get an insider’s view of roll forming technology at its best.

FORMTEK2_150px Formtek Inc. is a group of long-established companies, each with a well-known name and a history of providing innovative, reliable equipment to the metal forming and metal processing industries. As a single source provider, Formtek supplies its customers with the highest quality equipment, tooling, parts and service available in the industries it serves. Visit the Formtek website for information on additional products, services and employment opportunities available.
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Networking with the Experts Reception  – Tuesday, 5-8 p.m.

The collective knowledge of the presenting experts is invaluable, and you can take full advantage of their experience as you spend an evening with them at a special three hour “Networking with the Experts Reception”. You can bring your parts, drawings, and challenges to get the analysis and solutions you need to implement in your organization in a relaxing atmosphere while getting to know them, plus have time to connect with fellow attendees and play Roll Forming Jeopardy.


Plant Tours – Wednesday, 6:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

American_150px American Roll Form was established in 1960 by James O. Tavenner. After his retirement in 1996, the employees of American Roll Form purchased the company through an ESOP and it continues to be employee owned and operated today. The company, headquartered in Painesville, Ohio, has three locations housing 213,200 square feet. The newest facility opened in North Las Vegas, Nevada in mid-2013. The facility is strategically located to support customers and projects in the Southwestern United States, dramatically reducing non-value added freight costs for customers. Over five decades, American Roll Form has assembled an impressive array of rolling equipment utilizing the latest technology available in the industry. Their roll forming mills have arbor sizes ranging from 1” to 3” in diameter with 8 to 24 forming passes and horsepower ranging from 20 to 200. Servo-operated punch and cutoff equipment with computerized controls allow them to accurately punch holes inline during the forming process, and cut-to-length “on the fly” eliminating laborious secondary operations. Six of their rolling mills utilize rafted™ technology which streamlines tooling changeovers, all of which saves time and money.


SuperiorRollForming_150px Superior Roll Forming is a third generation family-owned business founded in 1946.  It is a leading supplier to a diverse customer base including: automotive, construction, alternative energy, pollution control, office furniture, fitness, transportation and general commercial metal products with high-value, close tolerance roll formed shapes, closed welded profiles and welded assemblies. They are a TS16949/ISO 9001/ISO14001 registered company and specialize in Ultra High Strength Steel profiles and welded closed profiles. Their 200,000 square foot facility, 25 roll forming lines, five in-line high frequency lines, one in-line laser welding line, and 300 associates produce world class roll formed shapes and welded assemblies.


“Being new to the field of roll forming, the World Class Workshop taught me a great deal in every category. All of the sessions were very informative, but the one I took the most from was AMS. It helped me to understand the basic logic and how to trouble shoot common length issues. I would recommend World Class to any novice or experienced person in the industry looking to better themselves and their company.” 

 Andrew Linton, Roll Form Operator, Ferret, Inc., Elkart, Ind.



General Information

April 21-23, 2014


Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside

FMA/TPA Members $695
General $895
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5800 Rockside Woods Blvd N
Independence, OH 44131-2346

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Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.
Independence (Cleveland), OH 44131
PH: 216-986-9900
URL: (Online Registration: Select travel dates, click on “add special codes”, type the group code FAB, check availability, and continue until you have received a confirmation number.)
Make your reservations Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside by phone or online. Use the code FAB to receive the discounted rate of $134 single. Make your reservation early! After March 31  group rates cannot be guaranteed, and reservations will be made only on a space-available basis.



Thank you to our exclusive Industry Sponsor:

Roll-Kraft is one of the premier tooling and equipment manufacturers in the roll forming industry. For nearly 50 years, Roll-Kraft has excelled at roll design and manufacturing for both roll forming and tube & pipe producers worldwide. For cold-forming systems and specialty equipment, the product line offers quality and reliability, backed by decades of experience. Roll-Kraft serves customers in more than 50 countries, relying on ISO 9001:2008 quality management certification to ensure that the very best products are offered through continuous process improvements and investment in new technologies.

Roll-Kraft also provides services for roll forming and tubing manufacturers. One of the most effective services is the design of tooling using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software to identify problem areas before manufacturing begins. After tooling or equipment is designed and manufactured, Roll-Kraft can provide testing. In addition, they offer on-site training seminars, mill evaluations, alignments, engineering consultations, and on-site assistance in setup and initial runs of tooling and equipment. For more information visit the brand new website