Arnie Manning joined the Meadville Forge family 36 years ago on 1/4/1984. He was hired into the inspection department and built his career working as a Press Operator at Meadville Forge. If you tell people around Meadville that you work at the Forge, you will surely be asked if you know Arnie. He’s off to Florida to enjoy the warm weather and the fruits of his efforts. We all wish him the best!
Visitors at Meadville Forging Co.’s employee appreciation and open house event check out information on the company’s processes. Saturday’s event marked 50 years of the company’s ownership by the Keller Group Inc.
The Meadville plant hosted about 450 people — employees, retirees and their families — while the Cambridge Springs plant hosted around 150.
This year Meadville Forging Company is pleased to host four summer interns. Our internships prepare students for the workforce while also providing MFC with their talents.
Pictured below, left to right, is Ed Loccisano, Vice President of Administration and Strategic Planning, Peter Mattocks, Senior at Westminster College, Maggie Orr, HR Coordinator, Stephanie Polach, Freshman at Slippery Rock University, Hannah Smith, Sophomore at Slippery Rock University, Carl McLean, Director of Engineering, Ben Kimmel, Sophomore at Penn State University Behrend and Joe Rich, Vice President of Operations and Quality.
Dave Bahurinsky retired on June 28, 2019 after 38 years of service at MFC. Dave began his career at MFC as a Cost Accountant in 1981, advancing to Cost Estimator after three years and became the Chief Estimator in 1988.
We thank Dave for the many years of service and wish him all the best in retirement.
Meadville Forging Company congratulates Maintenance Supervisor Dave Mattocks on his 40 year anniversary at MFC and Plant Manager Bill Biery on his 30 year anniversary!
Dave started working at MFC when he was 19 years old. His family owned the 5M feed store which was located in the 5M building that the Forge currently owns. He began working at the family store (which is now MFC property) when he was 10 years old. This means he has been coming to work at this location for over 50 years. Dave started his career as a union employee and served as the local USW President before being promoted to Maintenance Supervisor. Dave is the backbone of the Forge.
Bill Biery started with MFC in November of 1988 as an electronic technician but Bill was drawn to the production department where he was a Press Operator before being promoted to Plant Manager. Bill appreciates that The Forge is a group of smart people that work hard to get the job done. Bill has made many process improvements throughout his 30 years that have led to increased productivity, efficiency and improved safety standards and working conditions. Bill has without a doubt left his mark on the Forge! When not working at MFC, Bill enjoys fishing aboard his boat for walleye on Lake Erie.
Joe Rich, Vice President of Quality and Operations said, “These two professionals are the embodiment of our team at The Forge. They constantly strive to promote safety, quality, and expertise to fellow employees and our customers!”
Presented For Outstanding Performance and Commitment To Excellence
Meadville, PA. (April 4, 2019) – Meadville Forging Company, a Meadville, Pennsylvania-based forging company, announced receiving General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2018. This award is reserved for suppliers that distinguish themselves by going above and beyond GM’s requirements, helping GM to provide their customers with the most innovative technologies and highest quality in the automotive industry.
General Motors Senior Buyer Julie Price commented, “Thank you to the entire Meadville Forging team for their continuous support during the launch of our new GAx program. MFC’s ability to accurately forecast their steel requirements in this tight market to support GM’s demand for this critical line would not be possible without excellent communication and countless hours making sure things are right. We appreciate your commitment! Keep it up!”
Paul Weagraff, MFC’s Cambridge Springs Plant Manager, added, “General Motors sets a high bar for quality parts delivered right and on time, every time. I am proud of our terrific team in meeting and exceeding their high standards.”
Ed Loccisano, Vice President of Strategic Planning noted, “We’re very proud to receive this award because the entire MFC team was part of our success. We take a lot of pride seeing a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra driving down the road.” Joe Rich, Vice President of Operations stated, “It’s what we do, plain and simple. Every team member that walks through our doors is committed to the highest level of safety, quality, and delivery… end of story.” Jim Allen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing added, “We deeply value our relationship with General Motors and look forward to the challenge of meeting their high expectations in the coming years.”
About Meadville Forging Company:
Meadville Forging Company, L.P. manufactures and supplies closed-die forged products. It offers wheel hubs and transmission gears to the automotive industry; and forgings for trucks, trailers, and rail and mining equipment. The company’s products also include commercial bearing components and specialty forgings. Meadville Forging Company, L.P. was formerly known as Palmer Tool and changed its name to Meadville Forging Company, L.P. in 1955. The company was founded in 1940 and is based in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Meadville Forging Company, L.P. operates as a subsidiary of The Keller Group, Inc.
Meadville Forge is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certificate of registration. The IATF standard is a common automotive quality system requirement that emphasizes continual improvement, defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste. This IATF certification demonstrates a consistent commitment to customer satisfaction and quality of products and services. Both internal and external audits of our QMS documentation show that Meadville Forge has a high-standard Quality Management System in place.
We take automotive quality very seriously. The purpose of the IATF certification is to ensure that our customers can rely on the faithful delivery of high-quality products. Meadville Forge has long been committed to customer satisfaction and ongoing improvements, and this certification is evidence of that commitment.
Meadville Forge is proud to announce that we have been named a 2018 Key Supplier for The Timken Company. This honor highlights our strong partnership and commitment to quality. “We always strive to deliver the utmost quality and service. I am proud to see our continued effort and commitment with Timken highlighted, as we both continue to grow,” says Jim Allen, VP of Sales & Marketing. At Meadville Forge, we hope to continue to exceed your supplier expectations. Thank you to The Timken Company.
For the past several years, Meadville Forging Company and our Cambridge Springs facility participate in an inter-company created Adopt-A-Family program. Every December, our employees donate money then purchase and wrap presents for a local deserving family.
In addition, the company and employees raise money throughout the year through various inter-company fundraising activities (such as bake sales and sub sales) for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event that is held every summer. Last year over $2,700 was raised.