Tube and Pipe Training Seminar – Nebraska 2014

Due to popular demand Roll-Kraft is offering another one-day tube and pipe training seminar in Waverly, Nebraska entitled:  “Back to the Basics and Beyond.” This one-day program will again cover the basics of mill integrity, alignment, set up and tooling maintenance as presented in previous presentations.

These “basics” never go away, and must always be maintained by everyone that is involved with a tube or pipe mill operation so as to develop a standard for all to follow. The instruction is recommended as a refresher for the seasoned operators, as well as an introduction to the understanding of these topics for the new operators, and related personnel that are new to the industry.

Everything is presented in a clear understandable format with audience participation encouraged throughout the entire day.   This interaction with the attendees, combined with the PowerPoint presentation, and seminar guide books, offers one of the most comprehensive and successful ways to train your personnel.

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Robert A. Sladky, Vice President of Tube Mill Engineering will present the program. Robert was the recipient of the 2003 TPA Industry Education Activities Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of tube and form production. He recently entered his 41st year serving the tube and pipe industry.

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Roll-Kraft’s Robert Sladky and Bret Molnar to Present at FABTECH 2013

fabtechlogo2010Once again, Roll-Kraft’s own Robert Sladky and Bret Molnar will be presenting at this year’s FABTECH conference in Chicago at McCormick Place. They will be presenting “Forming Stainless Steel on Tube and Pipe Mills.” The presentation will take place on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 10:30AM-12:30PM.

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Roll-Kraft’s Robert Sladky and Bret Molnar to Lead Tube & Pipe Presentation at FABTECH 2012

Mentor, OH – September, 2012

Roll-Kraft, a leader in tube and pipe and roll forming education, will once again be sending its own experienced instructors, Robert Sladky and Bret Molnar, to FABTECH 2012 as presenters.  Together, they have over 74 years of combined experience in the tube and pipe industry.  Mr. Sladky will be the session leader for the “Reducing Scrap on Tube and Pipe Mills” presentation that will take place on November 13 at 8AM.

This session will address key factors that affect scrap, such as validating incoming material, proper end welds, mill configuration, roll designs, integrity and alignment, cooling, preventative maintenance programs, proper setup, documentation, and tooling maintenance programs. Participants will learn how to identify problems and implement corrective measures that will build morale, improve product quality, reduce scrap, and produce greater profits.

Last year at FABTECH, Mr. Sladky and Mr. Molnar presented, “Tube and Pipe Mill Setup, Tooling Design Evaluation and Problems and Solutions.”  The session was well attended and was greatly beneficial, as indicated by the many comments received.  This year’s session will continue to provide on-going education to mill operators and industry personnel, as everyone moves towards the goal of producing superior products and reducing waste.

FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event. This year’s gathering takes place November 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information and to register, visit

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 phone number is (888) 953-9400, and the website is   For easy and immediate contact with Roll-Kraft that transcends time zones and working hours, the website features Dr. Resolve.  Simply complete the on-line form and Roll-Kraft will contact you.

Roll-Kraft’s Bret Molnar to participate in Today’s Tube Produciing Solutions – Weld Quality, Tooling, and Materials

Bret Molnar is one of 12 industry experts who is ready to help you solve your tube-making challenges during this one-day session focused on three issue-driven areas of tube production. Today’s Tube Producing Solutions – Weld Quality, Tooling, and Materials will give you direct access to a panel comprised of some of the industry’s best who will offer timely solutions, practical insights into the latest trends, and fresh looks at tried and proven manufacturing standards.

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Roll-Kraft to Host Live Tube and Pipe Seminar in Waverly, Nebraska

Due to popular request, Roll-Kraft is proud to announce another one-day Tube and Pipe Mill Seminar. The seminar will be held at the Waverly Community Center in Waverly, NE. This one-day seminar will be conducted on Thursday, October 27, 2011. The seminar starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM.

Robert A. Sladky, Vice President of Tube Mill Engineering will present the program. Robert was the recipient of the 2003 TPA Industry Education Activities Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of tube and form production.

It is recommended that a wide variety of personnel attend the program. Mill operators, maintenance, supervisors, engineers, tool room personnel, and management will all benefit from the program by learning new skills to help them reach their mutual goals and produce a better quality product in less time. 

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