PACCAR Recognizes MFG Texas As Top Performing Supplier

PACCAR, the parent company of Peterbilt brand trucks, recognized MFG Texas for superior quality performance by achieving a PPM level below 50 for 2011. The company was awarded a display plaque and letter of acknowledgment.

This recognition is for the production of the raised-roof for the Peterbilt 587 Class 8 truck that was recently named the 2012 Commercial Truck of the Year in the heavy-duty category by the American Truck Dealers. The Peterbilt 587 won on the basis of driver-friendly environment, smooth performance, spaciousness and distinctive styling.

MFG Texas (Gainesville, TX) and MFG CSC (Ashtabula, OH) are both involved in a team play on this program. MFG CSC manufactures the compression molded roof outer skins and two of 29 reinforcements. These outer skins feature an in-mold coating that eliminates the need to prime paint the part. MFG Texas then manufactures the remaining reinforcements and assembles the components into completed sleeper roofs for delivery to Peterbilt “paint-ready”, in line sequence.

When asked what this achievement means, Wes Shamp, general manager at MFG Texas, offers, “It’s quite a statement to be recognized by a world-class OEM like PACCAR for consistent, quality workmanship on a complex component like this raised roof. It means a lot to the teammates here in Texas and at CSC in Ohio to be acknowledged for our contribution to such a terrific American-made vehicle.”

About Molded Fiber Glass Companies

Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) is a leader in the field of reinforced plastics and composites, serving diverse markets with a variety of composite material systems. The company has 16 operating entities in the United States and Mexico, strategically focused to supply high value, high quality products and manufacturing services for applications such as wind energy, automotive, heavy truck, defense, construction, material handling and water treatment. The company is headquartered in Ashtabula, OH and is privately owned.

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