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MFC Congratulates Dave Mattocks On 40 Years And Bill Biery On 30 Years At The Forge

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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!”

L-R: Dave Mattocks/Maintenance Supervisor, Joe Rich/VP Quality & Operations, Bill Biery/MFC Plant Manager

Meadville Forging Company Wins Prestigious 2018 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award

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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.

MFC awarded the IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015

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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.

MFC Named a 2018 Key Supplier of The Timken Company

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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.

MFC Cares

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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.

Six Sigma at MFC Group

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The Six Sigma Certification process continues with six (6) Black Belts, three (3) Green Belts, and 40-50 Yellow Belts across functional responsibilities at all locations. Our employees have a project to complete going through the process utilizing the principles of Six Sigma and the DMAIC (Define/Measure/Analyze /Improve/Control) process. Although these projects are at various stages in the DMAIC process, one thing is clear; we have made a difference already.

When you hear, “Show me the data.” during a conversation, you’ll know that this is the trademark of Six Sigma. Generally speaking, decisions for improvement are always based on a thorough understanding and interpretation of the data gathered. The Six Sigma tools taught during the training are being used daily to help us get to root causes and put permanent corrective actions in-place to eliminate waste and reduce variation in our processes.

Our competition doesn’t rest, and neither should we. Through continued commitment and involvement in continuous improvement initiatives, we can and will be the supplier of choice for our customer base.