About MFC

Forged in History

About Meadville Forging Company

What started as a small hammer shop in the 1940’s, this humble family-owned operation has grown into one of the largest, most diverse forging operations in the United States.

Palmer Tool Company was acquired by Paul Keller in 1969. Mr. Keller grew up on a Tennessee farm and worked his way through the University of Tennessee by shoveling coal. He later worked for Bethlehem Steel before starting Meadville Forging Company. At this time, sales were slightly over $3,000,000 annually. With backing and foresight of the Keller’s, the Company began to grow and participate in the highly competitive automotive market.

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About MFC QUALITY

Meadville Forging Company was one of the first forging operations to be certified in the ISO 9001 MTS 16949 quality standards. Both MFC facilities are registered with IATF 16949 Quality Standards. And our internal processes are evaluated to drive improvement using technology.

SRI Certified

“We used to feed our parts into the furnace one at a time running them through a hammer. It was very slow. Now we have presses that can produce around 15 parts per minute.”

- Carl McLean

Engineering Manager

About MFC Equipment

Our Meadville plant has 12 Manual and Automatic forging presses including two Erie 4000 ton presses, Bar Cutting Equipment, and a range of Heat Treat capabilities.

In Cambridge Springs, our world class die making capabilities include high speed mills and lathes and production machining with over 50 turning and milling centers, induction hardening and broaching machines.

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Our History

Awards

MFC was awarded Ford’s prestigious Q1 Award.

Mill Installed

Vision Wide SF3120 Mill installed at MFC in the 5M building to machine bolsters & sandwiches for our MFC designed tooling.

New Press Installed

2,500 press 3800 was purchased and installed in the old hammer shop.

Awards

MFC was awarded GM Supplier Excellence Award.

New President

Jack Keller became MFC President.

Division Moved

VFC operations ceased and additional machining equipment was moved to Cambridge Springs. Due to the additional equipment, the Die Shop was moved to its current location on Route 198 in Saegertown.

Brand New Press Installed

A 4,000 ton press, 3700 was ordered from Erie Press systems and scheduled to arrive in 2015. This is the first and only press that MFC has bought brand new.

New Ring Roller Installed

3600 MERV 16 ring roller was purchased and installed.

CNC Addition Added

An addition was added to Meadville Forging Company’s CNC division.

New Press Installed

2,500 ton press 3500 was purchased and installed.

CNC Addition Added

An addition was added to Meadville Forging Company’s CNC division.

New Press Installed

2500 ton press 3300 was purchased and installed.

New Benchmark

MFC Group exceeds $100 million in sales.

New Press Installed

1,600 ton press 3180 was purchased and installed.

Virginia Forge Established

Virginia Forge was established in Buchanan, Virginia to support our largest customer, Timken.

CNC Addition Added

An addition was added to Meadville Forging Company’s CNC division.

CNC Addition Added

An addition was added to Meadville Forging Company’s CNC division.

CNC Addition Added

An addition was added to Meadville Forging Company’s CNC division.

New Press Installed

2,500 Ton 355 Press was purchased and installed in the old hammer shop.

CNC Addition Added

An addition was added to Meadville Forging Company’s CNC division.

New Office Building

Existing office building, lunch and locker rooms were built.

New Furnace Installed

A Electro/Seco nitride furnace was purchased and installed. This was a significant step to improving die life making MFC competitive for years to come. This replaced a smaller nitride furnace.

CNC Addition Added

An addition was added to CNC which doubled its size.

New CNC Building Addition

An addition was added to CNC which doubled its size. 

Big Move for CNC Division

The CNC Division was moved to its current facility in Cambridge Springs.

New Forge Addition

A new addition was added as well 4,000 Ton Press, 345 was delivered and installed.

CNC Division Established

The CNC Division was established in Conneaut Lake.

New Press Installed

2,500 Ton Press, 310 was purchased, delivered and installed.

New Steel Yard Due to Fire

Shear building caught on fire and burnt to the ground. Existing Steel Yard building and yard erected.

New Heat Treat Services Added

Heat Treat capabilities were added.

New Presses Installed

307, 1,600 ton press added.

New Benchmark

Annual sales reach $10,000,000

New President

John. P. Keller becomes President of Meadville Forging Company.

MFC Start

Press Room added and 1,000 ton press installed.

Palmer Tool Company Acquired

Palmer Tool Company was acquired by Paul Keller.