Matt Chambers, VP and general manager presents Jon Farr, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cook County with $20,000 donations for their STEM program.
February 1, 2017
Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) celebrate 20 years of operation in the Gainesville, Texas community in July with an open house and luncheon. The event was attended by Gainesville dignitaries and community members, corporate staff and the entire population of MFG Texas teammates.
A highlight of the day was presentation of a $20,000 donation check to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cooke County towards the organization’s Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program. Richard Morrison, chief executive officer of MFG Companies, said the company aims to provide good jobs with benefits and ways to enhance the communities in which they operate. Jon Farr, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cooke County, accepted the check.
The Gainesville manufacturing plant opened in 1997 and was initially dedicated to producing blades for wind turbines. By 2008 the scale of turbine blades had outgrown the capacity of the facility and MFG relocated their blade production to a larger facility in South Dakota. MFG Texas still supports the wind energy industry with wind blade factory repair and reconditioning services, manufacturing of turbine composite parts and components used for lifting and transporting blades.
In addition to the wind energy-related work, the Gainesville facility produces body panels for Class 8 trucks and parts for water treatment systems.
In 2016 MFG Texas underwent a significant restructuring and facility upgrade to position the entity as a premier supplier of high quality, low-pressure molding. This change involved significant investment in reorganization, teammate training and capital equipment. The capability fills a gap between MFG’s compression molding facilities that serve higher volume customers and their open molding facilities that produce oversized and unusually shaped products, short runs and prototypes.
In addition to upgrading and adding new production capability for LRTM, lay-up and infusion processes, an in-house tooling center was incorporated which provides cost, flexibility, quality control and time-to-market advantages to customers.
The company currently employs 89 people at the 137,000-square-foot facility in Gainesville with plans to ramp up next year.