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A Scot Forge Christmas Story

All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a forging so complete... so detailed ... that our customers would be satisfied forever! Read more...

5 Reasons to Choose Manufacturing

There are many benefits to choosing a career in Manufacturing. Check out our infographic to learn about them. Read more...

Top 12 Facts About Manufacturing

Learn more about Manufacturing and why it's so important with our infographic. Read more...

10 Reasons to Work for an S-Corp ESOP

People plan their whole lives for retirement. Learn about the many benefits of working for an S-Corp ESOP company like Scot Forge. Read more...

Ron Hahn Named President of Scot Forge

In July, Scot Forge made a big announcement...Ron Hahn has taken over the role of President and COO. Read more...

Talk Ultrasonic Testing with the Experts

10 experts discuss one of the smartest technologies in NDT. Read more...

Happy Christmas Vacation!

At Scot Forge, we wish you the hap-hap-happiest Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Read more...

IndustryWeek Features Scot Forge in New Article about Millennial Recruiting

IndustryWeek got wind of Scot Forge's partnerships with these large universities while looking for manufacturing employers who have successfully recruited millennials and reached out to Scot Forge. Read the full article here...

Hybrid Forging: Advances in Open Die and Closed Die Forging

Using the advantages of open die forging combined with the near-net shape capability of closed die forging, the forging process can be tailored to optimize time and cost savings. Read more...

Advances in Forging Technology for Infrastructure

Whether your rehabbing, refurbishing or completely redesigning your bridge, you should rethink your options and consider forging as a viable solution to your problem. Read more...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Scot Forge

Santa is a wee bit lost, click "Read More" to watch the video and see where we found him. Enjoy your holiday! Read more...

Minimizing Risks and Costs with ABS Certifications

Working in the marine and offshore industries or supplying products for marine applications often requires ABS certification. Learn more about the ABS requirement flow down through the supply chain of a component and how to minimize you risks and costs.Read more...

SS Edmund Fitzgerald - the “Pride of the American Flag”

Forty years ago, the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald became the deadliest shipwreck — and greatest mystery — on the Great Lakes. Scot Forge explores the tragedy and the lessons learned about how metals and their applications interact with the harsh, sometimes violent conditions of the open waters. Read more...

Scot Forge Celebrates Manufacturing Day

Join Scot Forge and show your support of manufacturing by participating in the Traveling Highlander Contest and win $500 for your local Career in Technical Education program! Our future together depends on the ability to strengthen manufacturing. Read more...

Scot Forge: NASA's Spaceflight Partner

In the December 2014 issue, NASA profiles Scot Forge of Spring Grove, Illinois for the company's involvement in creating the largest rocket ever built for human space exploration. Read more...

Happy Holidays from Scot Forge

The 700+ employee-owners of Scot Forge have orchestrated a very special message for you and your loved ones to help celebrate the season! Read more...

EHS Today names Scot Forge as one of America’s Safest Companies in 2014

Joining the ranks of other prominent companies such as Honeywell International, Caterpillar Inc., Lockheed Martin, ExxonMobile and Alcoa, Scot Forge becomes the first ever forging company in the United States to receive this honor. Read more...

Scot Forge breaks ground

Scot Forge commences work on the addition of a new office building at its Spring Grove, IL location. With the new building construction underway, excitement is palpable among the employee-owners at Scot Forge. Read more...

Scot Forge continues growth plans

Scot Forge has embarked on its eighteenth major plant expansion at the Spring Grove, IL headquarters. Read more...

New State of the Art 90MN Press for North American Forgemasters

Ellwood Group Inc. and Scot Forge are expanding the capabilities of North American Forgemasters (NAF) in New Castle, PA, marking the second chapter in the 50-50 joint venture partnership between the two companies. NAF was established by the two partners in 1997 when together they built a 4,500 ton open die forging press. Read more...

NASA’S “Curiosity” lands on Mars. Scot Forge provides the traction.

History was made at 12:31am Monday, August 5th, 2012 on the fourth planet in this solar system as NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity descended to a picture-perfect rocket-guided and slowed descent to a gentle, wheels-first, sky crane touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet. Read more...

Forging takes flight - Space travel is redefined

SpaceDev (Poway, CA) and Scot Forge worked together to make the dream of private space flight a reality, moving quickly from drawing board to launching pad. Read more...

Unusual shaped forging breaks ground—literally

Scot Forge worked with Deca Industries to create a highly unusual three-spoke forging. The forging replaced a casting used in the mining industry. Read more...

Field of Dreams

Forgings support Seattle Mariners' new ballpark roof. Forged gear pinions, bull gear rings, wheels axle pins, and connecting pins provide the strength needed to support the outdoor park's 11,000-ton retractable roof. Read more...

PET scanner forging successfully replaces casting in PET scanner medical application

CTI Molecular Imaging (Knoxville, TN), in a joint effort with Scot Forge recently converting a cast component to a forging in the production of steel rings and hubs for its Eclipse Cyclotrons. Read more...

Forging helps preserve maritime history

An 8-ton forged master cylinder, with a forged piston and end caps, helped relocate the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The cylinder was used in the largest U.S.-built jack to save the 208-foot beacon — the world's tallest brick lighthouse — from an eroding shore. Read more...

Raising the Roof in a Fault Zone

Massive, forged shock-absorbing dampers lend earthquake protection to Latin America's tallest tower. Scot Forge produced the parts to make it happen. Read more...

Steel bars combine forging and rolling

Scot Forge’s Tartan Bars feature a fully consolidated forged center, and a surface that is finished by multiple-pass rolling.Combining forging and rolling cuts press time in half; produces short runs in short order. Read more...