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MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions Metform Division 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. Its goal is to encourage other manufacturing managers to emulate honorees by adopting world-class practices, technologies, and improvement strategies.
Metform’s purpose for the award application was to establish a benchmark for continuous improvement efforts that have occurred over the past three years, explicitly, the MacLean-Fogg established Operational Transformation (OT) training, which includes Kanban, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), and KATA processes.
Dan Cavanagh, Metform President, said, “On behalf of everyone at Metform, we are honored to receive this award from IndustryWeek, which is a validation of our progress moving towards world-class performance. We are beginning to realize our potential and look forward to taking the next step towards achieving the MacLean-Fogg guiding principle — serve the customer, on time with a fair price and world class quality.  This award exemplifies our commitment to living up to that principle.”
Metform is a world-class supplier of Hatebur hot-forged and machined components for automotive, heavy duty truck, off-highway and other industries. Key product lines include gear blanks; differential bevel gears; forged engine, transmission and driveline components; and internally threaded fasteners. Metform is home to industry-leading Securex two-piece wheel nut and Axilok unitized hub fasteners for Class 8 trucks. Visit:
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MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, a division of the MacLean-Fogg Company, is a leading supplier of fasteners, engineered components and engineered plastics servicing many diverse industries. MacLean-Fogg Company is a worldwide enterprise with 40 global manufacturing facilities across 6 continents with annual sales over one billion (USD) and a workforce of over 4,000. MacLean-Fogg Company provides engineered metal and plastic components to the industrial, automotive, and military markets and unique devices used in the transmission and distribution of electrical power.


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