Milestones

  • 1940s & 50s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000–09
  • 2010+
    1940s
  • Forging shop opens on present site in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

  • 1955
  • Company is named Meadville Forging Company.
MFC 1960s Meadville Forge in the 1960s
    1961
  • First forging press installed at Meadville.

  • 1969
  • Meadville Forging is purchased by the Keller Group of Chicago.
MFC 1970s Meadville Forge in the 1970s
    1976
  • MFC reaches $10 million in sales.
MFC 1980s Meadville Forge in the 1980s
    1982
  • Die making facility opens in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania.

  • 1988
  • Die making moves to its current site in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania and production of machining begins.
MFC 1990s Meadville Forge in the 1990s
    1997
  • Virginia Forge opens in Buchanan, Virginia.

  • 1999
  • MFC ⁄ VFC reaches $100 million in sales.
MFC in the 2000s Meadville Forge Today
    2001
  • The MFC Group purchases Nucor Bearing Products of Wilson, North Carolina. Reorganized as Carolina Forge Company.

  • 2004
  • The Group purchases the assets of Galladé Technologies. Assets moved to Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania and Wilson, North Carolina.

  • 2005
  • MFC Group reaches $160 million in sales.

  • 2006
  • First CNC machines purchased for Carolina Forge.

  • 2007
  • Ring rolling introduced in Meadville, Pennsylvania and Wilson, North Carolina.

  • 2009
  • MFC automates two vertical presses
MFC today Meadville Forge Today
    2010
  • CFC adds automag inspection
  • Cambridge Springs adds automated turning equipment to Honda cell

  • 2011
  • Cambridge Springs adds automated lathes with live tooling and induction hardening with channel temper unit to increase capacity and output
  • CFC adds channel temper unti to increase induction hardening capacity and output

  • 2012
  • CFC updates automated cell with new chamber machines and adds automated lathe for new ring cell
  • Cambridge Springs adds new CMM and induction hardening line to new service cell
  • SPC system launches at all facilities

  • 2013
  • MFC erected a new maintenance building
  • CFC adds vision inspection units to two CNC automated cells and turning capacity is added to ring cell and Honda cell
  • Cambridge Springs adds automated lathes with live tooling to service cell
  • VFC adds Tsuni saw for closed die forging
  • MFC adds Tsuni saw for closed die forging and implements new automated magnaflux inspection cell

  • 2014
  • The Keller Group sells Carolina Forging Company to Linamar Corporation

  • 2015
  • The 4000T Erie Press has been installed and is in production
  • A Rebuilt 1300 T Press will be installed in the 4th quarter of 2015