Furnaces North America 2014 (FNA 2014), presented by the Metal Treating Institute in partnership with Industrial Heating, is the heat-treating industry’s marquee event in 2014. FNA 2014 brings CEOs and top executives from over 30 states and 20 countries together for energetic and engaging networking, learning and connecting between supplier and heat treater.


Networking is King

At FNA, which started in 1995, attendees experience a set of exciting social functions that allow CEOs and executives to connect with one another to discuss the new ideas they learn during conference. They share their daily experiences in dealing with energy, employee, maintenance, compliance and equipment issues. FNA social events allow suppliers the chance to step away from the trade-show booth and listen to the heat treaters needs in a more informal environment. This provides suppliers an opportunity to better serve the heat treater and develop products for their specific needs. 

Learning that Lasts

At FNA, the technical conference is produced by a team of heat treaters and suppliers. This team analyzes a plethora of technical presentation applications from industry experts and suppliers. They eventually select the top 40 for the conference. These sessions provide attendees the latest on trends, technology and information on topics including energy savings, 2750E and 2759 compliance, heat-treating systems, furnace equipment, planning/modeling and maximizing productivity. You will also hear the latest developments in surface treatments, atmospheres, vacuum, induction, management, safety and pipe/tube. Knowledge is critical to the success of a heat-treat line, and FNA’s technical sessions bring the key topics to every show.


Business that Connects

The most active part of any FNA experience is the trade show itself. With over 150 top suppliers in every facet of thermal processing, this is where the daily needs of heat treaters are fulfilled. On the show floor, heat treaters and suppliers connect to learn about each other, what heat treaters are challenged with and how suppliers can solve those issues. FNA’s expo is a must for any owner, general manager, plant manager, or manager in maintenance, quality or production.


The most successful companies in the industry have a keen understanding of what the business climate is around them. They also have a fresh perspective each year on where they need to be headed. That understanding and perspective comes from stepping outside their business to network with other industry professionals away from the day-to-day grind.

    Furnaces North America 2014 will provide the networking, technical training and business connections that help you build a bright future for your company. Take the opportunity to attend FNA 2014 in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 6-8.

    Registration is now open. Full meeting details and registration are available at www.FurnacesNorthAmerica.com. If you have any questions or need more information, you can contact the FNA Show Office at 904-249-0448 or fna@heattreat.net.