Customer Spotlight: Pacing the Industry Since 1967 with Innovative Infrastructure Products

Highline Products has been providing distribution products to electrical utility companies for more than 47 years. During the last 40, MFG has been a proud manufacturing supplier for the company’s fiber glass product lines. Last year the company started a new chapter as part of MacLean Power Systems (MPS), a leading international supplier of products for transmission and distribution lines and substations.

When Highline first engaged with MFG in 1994, its new management team was coping with challenges inherited from the prior ownership. Paul Tannenbaum had just taken the helm and, as he recalls, “Not only did MFG bring the knowhow and capability to fabricate the high quality products we wanted, but they...


The Ultimate Lightweight SMC – iNVENTA 74109

The 2014 Corvette introduction was exciting for MFG as it included a breakthrough composite material formulated by MFG Research. The upper plenum is molded from ultra light iNVENTA™ 74109 featuring a specific gravity of 1.11 — about 60% lighter than standard SMC formulations. It is manufactured at MFG CSC in Ashtabula, OH and contributes to the light-weighting of what many believe to be the most exhilarating driving machine on the road.

iNVENTA 7410...


High Rolling Vegas Action at MFG West - World’s largest observation wheel features composite spherical cabins

MFG West has a reputation for making iconic products — like the unforgettable Weinermobile back in the 60’s. Their latest high profile project has a similar fun twist — 28 spherical cabins for the largest observation wheel in the world. 

A new attraction on the Las Vegas Strip, called the High Roller, is the focal point of a $550M development project. Part spectacle, part ride - the High Roller goes a step beyond observation wheels like the London Eye and the...


New Leadership Assignments at MFG West and MFG CSC

Two veteran managers at MFG have newly expanded roles with the company.

Jose Cisneros was appointed plant manager of MFG West. He has been with MFG for more than 30 years, serving as operations manager, controller and senior program manager. 

Dan Plona, senior vice president corporate purchasing, adds general manager of MFG Composites Systems Company (CSC) to his areas of responsibility. He has led MFG’s corporate purchasing team since 200...


New Inductees to the Pioneer Hall of Fame - MFG recognizes three teammates for leadership in forging new frontiers

Dave Denny In 1995 Dave joined MFG as Executive Vice President/COO. His first assignment was to administrate a skunk works development program at MFG Research for General Motors. His focus since then has primarily been overseeing MFG’s custom (OEM) businesses, however he has managed every entity in the company at various times.

Dave is a respected expert in the implementation of world class...


MFG Wind and MFG Energy Services Participate in WINDPOWER 2014

The MFG team in Las Vegas at AWEA’s annual WINDPOWER conference. Pictured (L to R): Dan Chips (MFG director of wind engineering), Derek Thom (MFG ES senior blade engineer), Tina Kanaby, Carl LaFrance (MFG wind champion), Thomas Brazina (MFG Energy Services general manager), Peter Emrich (MFG Sr. VP), Richard Morrison (MFG CEO), Gary Kanaby (MFG ES sales), David Giovannini (MFG Sr. VP), Jose Cisneros (MFG West plant manager), Camille Cox (OnRamp...


In the Community: 2014 MFG Tray $2000 College Scholarship Winner

Tyler Bone, a recent graduate of Conneaut Area Senior High in Linesville, PA, is the recipient of the 2014 MFG Tray Scholarship. He is currently working on the MFG Tray maintenance crew until starting his accounting studies at Penn State Behrend this fall. Tyler is the son of Beth Bone, a 30-year teammate and the grandson of Brenda Bone, a valued teammate of 43 years. The MFG Tray family wishes Tyler all the best in his future...


In the Community: Western Piedmont Foundation Receives Robot From MFG NC

MFG North Carolina donated an industrial robot to support electrical engineering and industrial technologies training programs at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC). “We are very grateful to MFG for this donation that will allow us to expand current learning opportunities in support of local industry employee needs,” stated Michael Daniels, WPCC Science, Engineering and Mathematics...


Teammate Applause: John O’Neill Receives Microsoft MVP Award for 2014

John O’Neill Sr., MFG’s own director of information technology, was selected by Microsoft to receive their MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for 2014. He joins an exceptional group of individuals from around the world recognized as exceptional technology community leaders who actively share their real world expertise with users and Microsoft.

Nice accomplishment, congratulations...


Promotions and Additions at MFG Tray

MFG Tray introduces three new production supervisors. Nikki Graham was promoted to production supervisor in November after completing her Supervisory Skills Certification. A former teammate, she rejoined Tray in 2011. Sean Wasson and Dan Sanford are both new to the Tray family and joined in late...