Fernando Arriaga Promoted to Senior VP

The most recent addition to MFG’s senior operational management team is Fernando Arriaga, who was promoted to SVP in January. Fernando joined MFG de Mexico in July of 2017 as plant manager for Plant 1, and shortly thereafter was named general manager for all MFG de Mexico facilities. He was promoted to vice president and […]

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Time Travel: MFG Boats

MFG Boat Company pioneered the FRP hull for pleasure boats. The first three models brought to market were named after local cities: the Union, the Cambridge and the Erie. A chapter in MFG’s pioneering history that brings back fond memories of fun, celebrities and simple outdoor pleasures, is the era of MFG Boats. That story […]

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MFG Appoints David M Giovannini to CEO

On March first, David Giovannini was promoted to CEO of MFG — becoming only the third to hold the position in the company’s 73-year history. Richard Morrison, the company’s chief executive since 1987, will continue as executive chair of the board. Dave joined MFG in 2010 as general manager of MFG South Dakota. He was […]

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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 of 7,700 waffle […]

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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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In the Community

Apodaca, Mexico: MFG de Mexico made a donation to Casa Hogar Alabastro de Amor, an association providing shelter, food and medicine to elderly homeless citizens. The company also contributed to Ayuda un Callejerito, an organization that rescues and places stray dogs and cats in homes. Union City, PA: The MFG Foundation made a $5,000 contribution […]

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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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2020 Supplier of the Year

L to R: Mike Abele, Technical Service Rep; John Baetz, Commercial Director; Mike Stanton, Account Manager; Jesse Wenning, Technical Service Rep; Ann Toomey, Technical Service Technician; and Michael Barker, Research Fellow. 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, […]

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Steady Growth at MFG de Mexico

The newest preform process machine was designed by MFG Research and constructed at MFG North Carolina. It features four robots with high tech glass delivery choppers and a single unload robot. The advanced robotics of the preformer minimizes variation in fiber as well as the labor content, enhancing part performance. When MFG de Mexico opened […]

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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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