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MacLean-Fogg Receives Manufacturing Award for Advanced Analytics Leadership

On March 14, 2021, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), announced the list of world-class manufacturing companies and individuals recognized as winners of the 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Awards. MacLean-Fogg's Metform division of Savanna, IL was awarded in the category of Advanced Analytics Leadership for their Manufacturing 4.0 pilot program in partnership with IoTco.

May 11, 2021 9:40:00 AM

MacLean-Fogg Announces Acquisition of Metal 3D Printing Pioneer Formetrix

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions of Mundelein, IL, announces the acquisition of the assets of Formetrix, LLC of Mansfield, MA. The acquisition includes the substantial market-leading metal powder intellectual property portfolio that will broaden the capabilities of MacLean-Fogg to service new and existing OEM, Tier 1 and 2 customers, as well as tool and die makers in automotive, EV, industrial, agriculture, heavy truck and construction markets.


MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) and Master Automatic Announce the Merger of Master Automatic into the MFCS Engineered Solutions Group

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS), Mundelein, IL, and Master Automatic, Plymouth, MI, announce the merger of Master Automatic into the MFCS Engineered Solutions Group. The new division will be known as MacLean Master LLC with locations in Plymouth and Livonia, MI.


GM Recognizes MFCS for Performance, Quality, and Innovation

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, April 20, in Orlando, Florida.


MFCS Receives Supplier Award from Toyota

The Metform division of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS), a supplier of forgings, fasteners and machined parts, was recognized with an Excellent Quality award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) at its Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM) on March 20, 2018.


MacLean-Fogg to Sponsor Formula SAE

MacLean-Fogg (M-F) was excited to sponsor the 2017 Formula SAE® in Michigan May 10-13th. The International Formula SAE® program is a collegiate engineering design competition. The competition provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by applying learned classroom theories in a challenging competition.


Clean Snowmobile Challenge

MacLean-Fogg was proud to be back for the third year in a row to sponsor the 2017 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge event held at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI. Now in its 18th year, the event, which was held March 6th – 11th, hosted nearly 200 competitors from 21 schools representing the United States and Canada.


MFCS Recognized by GM as 2016 Supplier of the Year

Mundelein, IL April 10, 2017 – MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) was named a GM Supplier of the Year during the General Motors 25th Annual Supplier of the Year awards’ ceremony held Friday, March 31, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. This is the second consecutive year MFCS has been awarded Supplier of the Year by General Motors.


MacLean-Fogg to Sponsor 2017 Clean Snowmobile Challenge

MacLean-Fogg Company is excited to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC). This collegiate design competition challenges teams to reengineer an existing snowmobile to improve environmental performance. Modified snowmobiles then compete in a variety of events including emissions, noise, fuel economy / endurance, acceleration, handling, static display, cold start and design.


MacLean-Fogg Announces Sale of PWK

MacLean-Fogg is pleased to announce the divestiture of the Presswork Krefeld division to private equity firm HANNOVER Finanz and local management effective February 10th, 2017. We believe this transaction is a win for MacLean-Fogg, the new PWK Automotive group of companies and customers.


MFCS Metform Selected as One of the 2016 Best Plants

MacLean-Fogg announces IndustryWeek’s selection of the MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions’ Metform division, Savanna, IL, as one of the Best Plants for 2016. IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards program annually recognizes North American plants that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction, and create stimulating and rewarding work environments.

With about 21 items per person and 1,623 donations, the Chesterfield Township plant is the winner of the first Can for a Cause event. They will receive a prize and the traveling trophy for 1st place.

Can for a Cause

MacLean-Fogg as a whole was able to donate 14,426 items to local food pantries and every participating plant surpassed their goal of 1 item per person! This exceeds all expectations for the first company food drive and leaves an enormous impact on our communities. Thank you again to all who participated!​


MacLean-Fogg Announces Opening of MacLean Curtis Mooresville Plant

MacLean-Fogg Company announces the Grand Opening on November 3, 2016 of the MacLean Curtis Mooresville, North Carolina plant, exactly two years to the day from when MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, a division of MacLean-Fogg, closed on the purchase of the Automotive Division of Curtis Screw Company LLC.


Mundelein Quoting Process Improvement

MFCS has been steadily gaining new business over the years, naturally causing a significant increase in quote requests to process. As a company, we have realized that the quotation process we currently have in play today will not keep up with our customers’ needs, which is at the top of our priority list. Because of a successful kaizen event, Mundelein now has a solid plan to reduce quote turnaround times by the end of the calendar year to better serve our customers' needs.


The Rotational Program Takes on the Carolinas

The MacLean-Fogg Manufacturing Management Program (MMP) is a two-year rotational program that allows high potential recent college graduates to make a measurable impact early in their professional careers. Rotational Engineers work side-by-side with current MacLean-Fogg engineers on projects and assignments that will create a challenging and rewarding experience. Currently, recent graduates are working at PWK, MacLean Curtis-Cornelius, Metform, Mundelein, Royal Oak, EPC and Maynard.


Saegertown Plant Achieves 100% Participation in Lean Basic Program

Saegertown began Lean Basic classes in July of 2013 and is excited to have reached 100% trained. They still have a challenge, which is, “How do we make sure that we give people the time and the resources needed to complete their deliverables?” Currently, their plant is at 58% certification rate. Their 2016 certification goal is 100%.


Lockthread Solves Problems and Earns New Business

The MFCS sales team and Maynard are constantly striving to grow their business and increase the market share on their high temperature product line. In the fall of 2015, for one particular large diesel engine customer, persistence finally met opportunity.


MFCS Sales Office Move

After 15 years, the MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions sales office has moved to a new location at 6001 N. Adams Road, Suite 250, Bloomfield, Hills, MI 48304. The new office building is about 3 miles south of the previous Rochester Hills, MI location. Instead of a standalone building with warehouse space that wasn’t being used to the fullest and costing more than necessary, the MFCS sales office downsized into an office building.


MacLean Curtis Keeps Moving Forward

As the site for the new MacLean Curtis facility in Mooresville is being prepared and the building construction begins, the team at MacLean Curtis in Cornelius, NC is taking full advantage of the opportunity to lay out the new facility with a clean slate. Utilizing a series of kaizens as part of a 3P process, the team has identified areas in which improvements can be implemented that will greatly impact the efficiency of the new facility.


Saegertown and MFCS Curtis Teamwork

Steal shamelessly is a motto that most would be embarrassed to live by, but this does not hold true in terms of MacLean-Fogg overall corporate Lean initiatives. During the annual Operational Transformation summit, all OT members were encouraged to steal and implement any and all the fantastic ideas that have been developed at sister plants and bring them back to their home facilities.


Saegertown Red Safety Tag Program

Saegertown just wrapped up its second full year of the “red safety tag” program with 585 individual tags submitted in 2015 (up from 110 in 2014!) This program is intended to bring to attention and resolve unsafe plant conditions.


GM Recognizes MFCS as 2015 Supplier of the Year Winner

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. General Motors recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. This is the first time in MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions’ history we have received this award.


Operational Transformation: 5S

A few years have passed since moving into our Troy, MI factory. Troy has stamped over 500M stainless steel parts, assembled over 80M wheel fasteners, and shipped product to customers around the world. With those large production volumes come many thousands of tons of scrap metal, tens of thousands of gallons of lubricants, dust from millions of nut bodies, dirt brought into the plant from thousands of semi-trucks and many other sources. The 5S program helped keep it all in check.


MFCS Think Tank

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the first annual MFCS Think Tank meeting was held at Meadow Brook Hall on Oakland University’s campus, located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. This year’s theme was how to showcase MacLean-Fogg as a great company to work for, with the focus being on recruiting, retaining and empowering women.


More Than an Address Change for MacLean Curtis

The MacLean Curtis plant in Cornelius, NC has gone through tremendous growth since 2011, filling every nook and cranny with equipment. As business increased, we knew we could no longer fit into the 51K sq. ft. facility we now occupy.


EPC Develops Rapid Prototype Process

Engineered Plastics Company (EPC) began developing a way in which it could quickly and cost-effectively prove out concepts to customers for innovative application ideas. Most customers are not aware of new plastics technologies that could actually lead them to a high confidence in the possibilities of lower weight, cost and corrosion solutions to their current and future products.


MacLean Curtis Partners with School 18

There are many phrases and quotes that remind us of the simple things in our lives. “Good Things Come in Small Packages,” “Pay it Forward,“ “The Best Things in Life are Free” are a few you may know. One of the easiest and most effective ways to “Pay it Forward” is to give of yourself to enhance the life of another. That is what fuels MacLean Curtis (Buffalo, NY) in their partnership with Dr. Antonia Pantoja Community School of Academic Excellence (also known as School 18).


Intern Contributes to Continuous Improvement

At the conclusion of his summer internship, the engineering intern at MFCS Saegertown presented an overview of the vast list of projects in which he was involved. One project of interest was backing up and organizing over 600 PLC programs used at Saegertown. His goal was to create functionality through order, and make a central location where users can easily find what they are looking for. He did what he set out to do, and trained the users on the system.


EPC SPE Innovation Award Finalist

The Engineered Plastics Division of MFCS was recently honored when a component we designed and manufactured was nominated by the Society of Plastics Engineers for a 2015 Automotive Innovation Award in the Safety Category. Specifically the nomination was for a flexible sensor bracket sonically welded directly to the fascia skin in a 2015 model year new performance car. The awards ceremony was held November 11th in Detroit Michigan.


Curtis Hosts a Community Baby Shower

They say that the best way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. With that in mind, MacLean Curtis hosted its Second Annual United Way Community Baby Shower Bake Sale for a week in May 2015. Donations received were used to purchase essential baby items for the United Way to distribute to newborn babies most in need.


Lean Basic PDCA Project Process

An MFCS Metform team defined a safety concern driven by transportation and motion associated with movement of parts and, as a risk of lift truck/pedestrian accidents due to the high volume of lift truck traffic involved with moving parts long distances.


MacLean-Fogg Passes Presidential Torch to the Next Generation

Barry L. MacLean, chief executive officer and chairman of MacLean-Fogg, announced the appointment of Duncan A. L. MacLean to president of MacLean-Fogg effective August 15, 2015. Duncan MacLean will remain president of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and, on October 15, 2015, will assume the role of president of MacLean Power Systems.


Continuous Improvement in Action at Metform

Material handlers often comment that they have to spend several minutes at the beginning of their shift searching for a forklift. When they find a forklift, it isn’t in any particular location and is sometimes in use. A team decided to take this on as their PDCA project and looked at spaghetti diagrams of the forklifts to identify the most frequented locations and paths taken. They identified times when most searching was taking place.


Lean Leadership Underway at MacLean Maynard

Lean Leadership was developed in 2014 in Mundelein to support leaders in their role of facilitating 5-S and PDCA. The Lean Leadership curriculum has reached another MFCS facility, Chesterfield. During six one-day classroom sessions, the management team at Chesterfield is learning the profound meaning of each of the five S’s and gaining a deep understanding about how to facilitate PDCA problem solving.


MacLean-Fogg and EJOT Announce Joint Operating Agreement

Building on an existing relationship with the Global Fastener Alliance, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) and EJOT recently signed an agreement to produce high temperature fasteners at EJOT’s existing manufacturing facility in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China.


MFCS Celebrates Three Anniversaries

2015 is a milestone year for Mac-Lean Fogg Company. Not only is the company as a whole celebrating its 90th year in business, but MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, a division of MacLean-Fogg Company, is also celebrating significant anniversaries in three of its own divisions.


Saegertown Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

MacLean Saegertown will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its existence, as well as, the 90th anniversary of its parent company, MacLean-Fogg Corporation, on July 11, 2015.


MFCS Sponsoring Five Michigan Tech Capstone Design Projects

Five MFCS facilities are sponsoring senior design projects at Michigan Technological University (MTU). The projects are part of the Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Senior Capstone Design Program. MTU Capstone Design is a 2 semester long (~9 month) program that gives senior students exposure to real world experience. It is a very fast paced and challenging program.


Maynard Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

In the fall of 2014, MacLean Maynard was a member of a select group of suppliers to General Motors to win the 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award. From all of the suppliers around the world, only 1,506 suppliers qualified to receive this award. Even more impressive, this was the third straight year MacLean Maynard has received this award. Only 80 suppliers in the world have been able to do this.​


MFCS Visited by High Schools' Tech Campus

In early January 2015, the MFCS Mundelein facility hosted a class from Lake County High Schools' Technology Campus (Tech Campus). Tech Campus has a class, which has completed projects, such as reverse engineering remote control cars, while utilizing 3D modeling software, Autodesk Inventor. The class pulls from different high schools in the area that have an interest in a technical background.


MFCS Continues the Journey: EHS

Beginning in 2015, the MFCS Safety Steering Team changed its name to the Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) Steering Team. This name change provides a better description of what the team focus will be as MFCS moves into 2015 and beyond. The team also established objectives for 2015, and looks forward to a successful and exciting year!


University of Wisconsin - Madison Wins MacLean-Fogg Cup!

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) congratulates University of Wisconsin-Madison for winning the internal combustion division of the 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) held March 2-7, 2015 at Michigan Tech University's Keweenaw Research Center.


MFCS Acquires Curtis Screw Company LLC

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions announces its purchase of the Automotive Division of Curtis Screw Company LLC. Included in this acquisition are the manufacturing sites in Buffalo, New York and Cornelius, North Carolina. The newly formed division of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions will be known as MacLean Curtis LLC. Curtis Screw Company LLC, in operation since 1905, has been an industry trusted, precision component manufacturer. Curtis’ product lines include transmission gear blanks,


MFCS to Sponsor 2015 Formula SAE

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) is excited to announce its Silver sponsorship of the 2015 Michigan Formula SAE® Collegiate Design Competition. As part of our partnership, we are introducing the “MacLean-Fogg Fastening Challenge”. This is a new contest-within-the-contest where teams will have the opportunity to submit the details of a fastening challenge they incurred during their vehicle development.



MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions participated in the 2014 CONEXPO - CON/AG show that took place March 4-8, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. We highlighted our key product lines specific to the construction, agriculture, mining, heavy-duty and off-highway industries. We were happy to see so many current and potential customers come visit us to see our latest and greatest products that support these industries.​

January 15, 2014 8:07:00 AM

Experience MFCS at International Auto Show

As the 2014 North American International Auto Show kicks off in full swing this week, we wanted to point out that although we may not have an exhibiting booth at the show, our products are certainly on full display. MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions appear on multiple vehicles and in product displays all around the show. We support the majority of the automakers participating in the NAIAS and can be found on a variety of aspects of several vehicles. Read on to see where you can find us there.


MFCS Announces Expanded Machining Capabilities

MFCS announced an investment in new machining equipment which expands the Fastener Components division's manufacturing capabilities in Mundelein, IL. Mr. Duncan MacLean, President of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, stated, “Our commitment to providing value-added, engineered, customer-focused solutions that leverage our material forming expertise and operational excellence is further demonstrated by our recent investments in state-of-the-art CNC and multi-spindle screw machines."

October 21, 2013 1:25:00 PM

F-150 Artwork Displayed at Ford Rouge Factory

When Barry MacLean, a member of the Board of Governors for the School at the Art Institute of Chicago, visited the 2012 Student Exhibition, he found one piece to be particularly striking. Annalee Levin, the artist, sought to create a piece that updated traditional American Arts and Crafts with a theme representing modern America. The result, was a hand-embroidered needlepoint pillow. Not just any ordinary pillow, but a full scale Ford F-150 pick-up truck front end rendered in needlepoint.

May 21, 2013 10:18:00 AM

Innovation at EPC with Automotive Hood Levelers

When one of our key customers recently requested involvement for an under-hood beautification initiative, Engineered Plastics Company (EPC) was asked to respond with costs and timing for re-designing and re-tooling our current rubber hood levelers. These parts would be integral to the significant 2013 launch of this customer’s 2014 full size pickup trucks. Innovation kicked in and EPC was able to develop a better performing, more cost effective solution.

May 15, 2013 8:01:00 AM

Turning on the Heat at MFCS Saegertown

Taking on a challenge to install a new heat treat furnace can be a demanding project for any experienced heat-treater, much less a plant that has never had an in-house heat treat furnace before. But all the monumental hurdles that may make a company reconsider such a venture were considered minor stepping stones to the team at MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions Saegertown.

April 12, 2013 2:25:00 PM

Barry MacLean Receives Prestigious Award from IFI

Barry MacLean was awarded "The Industrial Fasteners Institute George S. Case, Sr. Meritorious Service Award", otherwise known as the "Soaring Eagle Service Award". This award acknowledges that Barry MacLean has contributed many years of outstanding service and leadership to the Industrial Fasteners Institute enabling the Institute to fulfill its mission of continually providing dedicated service to the mechanical fastener manufacturers of North America.

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January 08, 2013 12:56:00 PM

Metform Featured in Latest Netshape Magazine

Netshape, the official magazine of Hatebur, has featured Metform as the cover story for their latest edition. The article focuses on the recent growth of the Metform Hot Forging capabilities via the addition of our new AMP50XL hot forging press.

November 20, 2012 9:13:00 AM

EPC Presented Quality Leadership Award from JCI

Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, honored the Engineered Plastics Company Division of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutuins. at its third annual Supplier Excellence Recognition event on November 15th. Engineered Plastics Company was presented with the Leadership Award for Quality

September 28, 2012 4:57:00 PM

MFCS Facility Expansion at Metform

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. 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.


MFCS Announces New Engineered Plastics Company

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions Announces the Formation of the New Engineered Plastics Company - a merger of its Whitewater, WI based Polymer Technologies business with the Engineered Plastics Corporation. The Engineered Plastics Corporation, which has been in operation since 1981 and headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is an industry trusted and leading plastic injection molding supplier.​


MacLean-Fogg Announces MFCS

MacLean Vehicle Systems, a MacLean-Fogg company, announces a name change to MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions.​

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