Southeast District: Spartanburg Steel Plant Tour and Press Maintenance and Safety Presentation

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Thursday, June 8, 2023
Spartanburg, SC

Event Details

SOLD OUT. Please contact Randy Kish to be added to the wait list.

The PMA Southeast District is hosting an event on Thursday, June 8, at Spartanburg Steel Products Inc., located in Spartanburg, SC.

Learn from PMA Southeast District Officer and Consultant, Jeff Fredline, as he presents on the topic of press maintenance and safety. Additionally, take a tour of Spartanburg Steel, a major supplier of metal stampings and welded subassemblies to OEMs throughout North America.

This event includes lunch, a presentation and a plant tour.

Registration is limited to the first 35 attendees.


  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. –  Registration/Networking
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Lunch/Networking
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. –  Presentation by Jeff Fredline
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Spartanburg Steel Plant Tour
  • 2:30 p.m. – Adjourn


Jeff Fredline, Prestrade, Consultant to Metal Stamping and Forging Industries
Jeff Jeff is an active member of the Precision Metalforming Association, serving on the Southeast and Tennessee District Boards. He is a well-known speaker at both PMA and FIA technical training seminars as well as FABTECH. Jeff trains on a private basis for many industry leaders, and some of his clients have included General Motors, Chrysler, Whirlpool, and General Electric.

Jeff will present a condensed version of his popular seminar for operators, die setters, engineers and maintenance personnel. The presentation will cover:

  • How to maximize uptime, even with less-than-perfect machinery
  • The Theory of the Box
  • Safe metal stamping press operations
  • A full understanding of the design and use of metal stamping processes
  • Efficient and practical preventive maintenance inspection procedures


Spartanburg Steel Products
1290 New Cut Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Spartanburg Steel Products Inc. (SSP) is a leader in the development and manufacturing of a wide range of stampings and complex assemblies. Founded in 1962, SSP is strategically located in the upstate of South Carolina in the Southeast auto-hub of the United States. The company partners with prestigious customers in diverse markets, including automotive, agriculture, construction, heavy truck, and lawn and garden. SSP’s capabilities include post paint assembly, deep draw stamping, nonferrous material components and a variety of assembly processes. With decades of experience producing body structure components, SSP provides expert engineering support, along with efficient operational performance day by day.

Registration Information

Registration includes lunch, presentation and plant tour. Must wear closed-toe shoes; no flip-flops or sandals are permitted on the tour.

Registration is limited to the first 35 attendees.

For more informaton, please contact Abby Lee. To register over the phone, contact Randy Kish at 216-901-8800 x144.