MFG’s Summer Intern Program

Helps Educate Future Leaders and Engineers

Hands-on experience in a real working environment can provide college students with skills and valuable input to shape their career path. MFG’s Summer 2017 intern class includes 24 students from 15 schools and colleges in the US and Mexico.

As you can see from their profiles – the intern assignments involve many different areas of MFG’s business operations at eight different entities.

MFG is pleased to be actively involved...


General Motors Honors MFG CSC with Quality Excellence Award

For the second consecutive year, MFG Composites Systems Company (CSC) received the General Motors’ Quality Excellence Award. The award recognizes top-performing suppliers that met or exceeded GM’s stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization. There are 13 specific quality requirements in which the recognized suppliers must show above standard performance including zero defects in parts and components...


MFG CSC Undergoes Expansion

MFG Composites System Company is undergoing a 16,100-sf facility expansion that will include new 2,400-ton and 1,000-ton compression molding presses along with drilling, bonding and assembly operations. This new production area will support new programs coming online in...


What’s New at the MFG Design Center?

One of the pillars of MFG’s value proposition to customers is providing engineering support as a value-added service. That support comes from the MFG Design Center located in Portland OR.

The Design Center engineers have specific expertise in Design For Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA). It is an integrated and fully focused part of the MFG organization and provides support for both custom and proprietary products. For new product designs or design revision/updates the group can...


Allen Finchum New Plant Manager at MFG NC

After an introductory assignment at MFG South Dakota, Allen Finchum has been appointed as plant manager of MFG North Carolina. Prior to joining MFG he spent seven years with TPI Composites as operations manager, two years with Galaxy Technologies as vice president of operations, and nine years at Maytag. Allen earned a Bachelors degree in business administration from Upper Iowa University and is Black Belt certified. He and his wife Amy have two beautiful...


Mike Gayford Takes the Lead at MFG Alabama

MFG Alabama is now under the leadership of Mike Gayford. He has held various roles with MFG Alabama and MFG corporate engineering during the last five years and is now responsible for the operations in Opp, AL.

Prior to rejoining MFG, Mike held positions as general manager for Crawford Composites and plant manager for Charles Composites. Mike is originally from western New York where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from SUNY Alfred. Mike enjoys sharing his passion...


Teammate Focus: Sarah McClelland

Sarah joined the MFG Design Center in August 2015. She completed both BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Portland State University and is a licensed structural engineer (California PE). Her work includes all aspects of structural analysis and supports many of MFG’s entities. She is proficient in Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and general structural design.

Typical of her assignments is a recent project performing FEA on a new compression...


O’Neill Earns Microsoft MVP for Fourth Year

MFG’s director of information technology, John O’Neill Sr., was honored for the fourth consecutive year by Microsoft® with their MVP award. He is the sole 2017 awardee in Ohio. The award is giving to “exceptional, community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.”

Beyond his duties with MFG, John is a published author and active volunteer speaker and instructor on a range of advanced technology topics in...


Teammate Applause

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Allison Tunheim, Human Resources Manager

In 2009 Allison joined MFG working on the shop floor. Later serving as administrative assistant, she moved to HR and was recently promoted to HR manager.

 

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Jason Thomas, Team Leader

Jason Thomas completed a certificate program in Team Leadership from the Business and Manufacturing Association. Jason has been a teammate for 16 years and is...


Good Health

MFG Tray’s safety community has a saying: “We want everyone to leave work in better shape than they came in.” In that spirit, MFG Tray hosted a full day first responder training to teach life-saving skills for common emergencies that could occur in the workplace or at home. Chief Madiera Paraskos (a former MFG Tray employee) of the Conneaut Lake Area Ambulance Service (CLAAS) certified 23 teammates in first aid, AED, CPR, blood born pathogen and a host of emergency-related topics...


In The Community

MFG Tray contributed a $1,000 MFG Foundation grant to the Linesville Rotary Club toward the creation of a documentary titled New Boots about 91-year old Charles Rudler of Linesville, PA. The movie depicts the time that Rudler spent imprisoned at a WWII detention camp. Featuring re-enactors from across the state, several scenes were filmed in the Linesville area. MFG Foundation members and Tray teammates attended the premier showing. The film is showing at select venues in...


Milestones

MFG South Dakota teammates honored for 5 years of employment at celebration luncheon on April 13, 2017.

 

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Carol Bates started at MFG Tray just over 50 years ago. She currently spends her time in the fabrication department but has used her skills in sanding and as a press operator.

Joe Stewart retired in February with almost 49 years of service to MFG Tray. He retired as a team leader in...