MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions Announces Facility Expansion at Metform

September 28, 2012 04:57 PM

Mundelein, Illinois September 28, 2012 — Duncan MacLean, President of MacLean-Fogg
Component Solutions, announced the ground-breaking of an 86,000 square foot precision
component machining facility at its Metform location in Savanna, Illinois. According to Mr.
MacLean, “This investment will enable Metform to significantly expand its already strong
position in the driveline component forging and machining market.”

“This investment in infrastructure, machinery and equipment is expected to top $30 million and
create more than 50 new jobs within the next 2 years,” explained Matthias Praus, Vice President
and General Manager at Metform.

With 10 Hatebur hot forging presses, Metform is one of North America's leading horizontal hot
forging companies. Metform is a supplier to the automotive, heavy duty, and agriculture
industries among others. Metform's well-known product brands in the heavy-duty industry
include Securex and Axilok truck fasteners. Engineered components include gear blanks,
bearing races, industrial hot-formed components and wind power components. Linkage and
suspension components include suspension ball joint housings.

Construction will begin this month on this new state-of-the-art machining factory adjacent to the
existing hot forming plant on Route 84 in Savanna, Illinois. Operations are expected to
commence in the first quarter of 2013. Metform has three Illinois locations: two in Savanna and
one in Mt. Carroll.

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions is a division of the MacLean-Fogg Company and
supplies fastener components, engineered components, and linkage and suspension
components to a wide-range of industries.

MacLean-Fogg Company is a global enterprise with 26 North American manufacturing
facilities, 11 international facilities, annual sales of $900+ million, and a worldwide workforce of
more than 3,000 people. The MacLean-Fogg Company provides engineered metal and plastic
components to the industrial, automotive, military and aerospace markets, and unique devices
used in the transmission and distribution of electrical power.

For more information, visit us at or contact Bradley Southwood, 248-
853-2525, or ###



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