Roll-Kraft Sets Record Attendance at Annual Tube And Pipe And Roll Forming Seminars

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This year’s August events attracted over 150 attendees to Mentor, OH.

Roll-Kraft Seminar Session

One of the most impressive aspects was that ALL the roll form attendees had never attended a Roll-Kraft regional seminar before.

Roll-Kraft once again hosted their annual regional training seminars in Mentor, Ohio. The August 6 seminar focused on training for the tube and pipe mill industry (welded tube and pipe), while August 7 was aimed at the roll form industry (primarily addressing open profiles but also including form square/weld square shapes). This year’s training events attracted a record attendance that exceeded 150 individuals.

Robert A. Sladky, Vice President of Tube Mill Engineering for Roll-Kraft, was the primary organizer for the events, as well as one of the speakers for both days.

“We were very pleased to host a record-setting group of more than 150 individuals from over 50 different companies at our 2014 seminars,” said Sladky. “One of the most impressive aspects of this attendance was that ALL the attendees for the roll form session had never attended a Roll-Kraft regional seminar before. We’re excited to be reaching the ‘new people on the block’ as they say, as these companies are especially interested in expanding their understanding and further educating their personnel on mill integrity, alignment, tooling design, setup, problem solving, and tooling maintenance to ultimately improve their industry.”

Roll-Kraft’s commitment to excellence in the tube and pipe and roll forming education field continues with two more upcoming events:

First is “Pipe and Tube Houston” held in Houston, Texas, September 16-18 with Roll-Kraft’s Robert A. Sladky and Bret Molnar giving a presentation on Wednesday, September 17, entitled: “Quality Starts with Proper Tooling Design and Setup.” Learn more at the Pipe & Tube Houston website.

Then, Roll-Kraft will be participating in Fabtech 2014 which is held this year in Atlanta, GA. Sladky and Molnar will once again be presenting at the conference with a Wednesday, November 12, talk entitled: “Back to the Basics and Beyond.” There is more information available on the Fabtech site.

Besides conducting regional training seminars and events periodically throughout the year, Roll-Kraft offers tube and pipe training and roll forming training programs at the customer’s location. Conducting a training program on site allows the instructors to directly focus on the customer’s mills, tooling, and staff, and encourages interaction and discussion of their specific everyday issues and experiences.

Roll-Kraft has its headquarters in Mentor, Ohio, and maintains other facilities in Frankfort, Illinois (Roll-Kraft Northern), and Ontario, Canada (Roll-Kraft Ltd.). The company provides roll tooling to the tube & pipe and roll forming industry. Calls to the company‘s main line, (888) 953-9400 or (440) 205-3100, are greeted by a live operator who can assist callers in quickly reaching a technician, engineer, or sales staff, who can provide immediate assistance. The fax number is (440) 205-3110. Learn more about Roll-Kraft by visiting the website at For easy and immediate contact with Roll-Kraft that transcends time zones and working hours, the website features Dr. Resolve. Simply complete and submit an on-line form and Roll-Kraft will respond.

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