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Breakthrough: Low-Density SMC Resets Industry Bar

Lighter than water (0.95sg), it floats! The team at MFG Research is dedicated to composites manufacturing innovation and has accomplished another breakthrough in thermoset SMC technology. A new proprietary formulation—Float SMC­—features a specific gravity (sg) of 0.95, which is so light that a molded part will float in water. Although floatation sounds intriguing, the description […]

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Steady Growth at MFG de Mexico

When MFG de Mexico opened a second 90,000sf plant in 2015, it effectively doubled capacity of the entity. The company hasn’t slowed down since—­augmenting capability and capacity with the completion of a new 33,050sf warehouse and an additional 2,000-ton press. VP and General Manager Fernando Arriaga is also pleased to report that in September the […]

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2020 Supplier of the Year

Ashland LLC was honored as MFG’s Supplier of the Year. The annual gathering was a virtual event, conducted via Zoom this year. In all, 27 suppliers and distributors were recognized. MFG’s President/CEO Richard Morrison spoke to the group about the year’s unexpected business challenges and success, concluding with a cautiously optimistic forecast for Fiscal Year […]

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U-Haul Part Production Returns to Union City Plant

For the past 30 years, MFG’s plant in Southern California has been producing composite parts for U-Haul’s Ford rolling chassis. This summer that job transferred back to MFG Union City, where it launched back in 1985. The shift back to Union City will result in freight savings for the customer, as six of eight delivery […]

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In the Community

Updates on how we’re making a difference. See what we’re doing in locations from Union City, PA to Apodaca, Mexico.

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MFG Alabama Promotes Kha Tran to Plant Manager

MFG Alabama announced the promotion of Kha Tran to plant manager, reporting to Dave Giovannini, SVP Wind. Kha joined the entity as engineering/quality manager in 2015, and was promoted to operations manager in 2018. Kha has extensive background in composites and VARTM/RIM. Before joining MFG, he worked for General Dynamics Land Systems designing structural composites, […]

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Milestones

MFG Alabama shipped their 3,000th 2x nacelle recently. These supersize composite parts house the drive train and other tower-top components of a wind turbine. In October the company was highlighted by the Southeastern Wind Coalition as a key wind energy supplier.       MFG Construction and Water Treatment Products recently shipped out a total […]

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