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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter Issue 2013 / VOL 36 / NO.1


44 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK MACLEAN-FOGG COMPONENT SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES METFORM’S GROUNDBREAKING! Duncan MacLean, President of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS), announces the October 24th groundbreaking ceremony for Metform's new 92,000 square foot machined component facility in Savanna, Illinois. According to Mr. MacLean, “This million investment will create more than 50 new jobs within the next two years while strengthening Metform's position in the driveline component forging and machining market.” Invited guests included local officials and business leaders, Congressman Bobby Schilling and Congressman Aaron Schock. Corporate executives along with a host of select management from the MacLean-Fogg Company, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and Metform. Mr. MacLean added, "We are proud to be a part of Savanna and its surrounding communities and we are very excited about the innovation and progress this groundbreaking represents." The new MFCS state-of-the-art machining factory will be constructed adjacent to the existing Metform hot forming plant on Route 84 in Savanna. Operations are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2013. "Our entire organization is energized by this business and facility expansion," said Metform Vice President and General Manager, Matthias Praus. "It is positive for the Savanna community and it is very exciting for our business since this new facility will house MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions' new ZF/Chrysler Transmission Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony are, from left MacLean-Fogg President Barry MacLean, 18th District Cong. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria), Metform Vice President and General Manager Matthias Praus, MacLean-Fogg Componet Solutions President Duncan MacLean, and 17th District Cong. Bobby Schilling (R-Rock Island). MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (Metform) 7034 Route 84 South, Savanna, IL 61074 Tel: 248-853-2525 Email: Gear Blank Program." Metform has three Illinois locations: two in Savanna and one in Mt. Carroll. With 10 Hatebur hot forging presses, Metform is one of North America's leading horizontal hot forging companies. Metform is a supplier to the automotive, heavy duty, agriculture, and industrial markets. Metform's well-known product brands in the heavy truck industry include Securex and Axilok truck fasteners. Engineered components include gear blanks, bearing races, industrial hot formed components and wind power components. Linkage and suspension components include suspension ball joint housings. Industrial products include fluid couplings, structural fasteners and fastening systems for the railroad and mining industries. MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions is a division of the MacLean-Fogg Company and supplies fastener components, engineered components, and linkage and suspension components to a wide-range of industries. MacLean-Fogg Company is a global enterprise with 26 North American manufacturing facilities, 11 international facilities, annual sales of 0+ million, and a worldwide workforce of more than 3,000 people. The MacLean- Fogg Company provides engineered metal and plastic components to the industrial, automotive, military and aerospace markets, and unique devices used in the transmission and distribution of electrical power.

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