Young Kim, an executive at Ford Motor Co. will be the keynote speaker at Furnaces North America 2004, according to the Metal Treating Institute (MTI). Mr. Kim, co-author of W-HTX, will speak on "The Future of Heat Treating in the Automotive Industry" at noon on Thursday, September 23. Furnaces North America 2004 will take place at the Nashville Convention Center from September 23-24. Technical sessions will cover Maintenance, Cost of Heat Treating, Technologies and Issues/Opportunities. The exhibition will include over 125 booths where industry experts will display their products and services. For more information on FNA 2004, visit