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History

A trusted partner to leading OEMs for more than 60 years.

A pioneer in composites since the industry’s beginning, the Molded Fiber Glass Companies are at the forefront of both the science and the art of composites technology. The company is a recognized leader in the volume production of highly reliable structural and body parts for auto, heavy truck, boats, mass transit, utility, military and ag vehicles as well as alternative energy like wind and solar.

1948

Robert S. Morrison started the Molded Resin Fiber Company  in the basement of his Ashtabula, Ohio home.

1949

The first major contract was bread trays for Wonder® Bread

1950

Molded Fiber Glass Sheet Company was established

1952

1952

MFG Tray Company started in Linesville, Pennsylvania and introduces TotelineTM containers.

1953

1953

Composites help launch America’s first true sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette.

1955

1955

MFG Boat Company in Union City, PA introduces the first mass produced fiberglass pleasure boats.

1956

MFG Research Company established in Ashtabula, Ohio.

1957

Name officially changed to Molded Fiber Glass Companies.

1959

MFG Resin Company founded in Ashtabula, Ohio.

1961

1961

To get the Avanti to market quickly, its body panels were molded of fiberglass not stamped sheet metal.

1962

1962

MFG Construction Products established and produces its first concrete forms.

1964

1964

First large scale use of FRP in heavy truck bodies for Mack, Ford, White & International Harvester.

1967

1967

Starts production of fertilizer hoppers for International Harvester & John Deere.

1968

MFG produces Gamefisher boats for Sears totaling over 250,000 units.

1971

1971

MFG Water Treatment Products begins production of fiberglass troughs, weirs and baffles for waste water management.

1976

1976

MFG Construction Products begins production in Costa Mesa, California.

1977

1977

MFG starts producing fiberglass outboard motor covers for OMC.

1982

1982

MFG introduces composite replacement of wood fascia for the Bob Evans restaurant chain leads to numerous iconic construction projects.

1985

MFG acquires Parabam which becomes MFG West a leading supplier of astrodome shelters.

1994

1994

MFG North Carolina opens to serve the production needs of large truck parts.

1995

1995

MFG was selected to produce the translucent tent-like roof for the Denver International Airport.

1997

1997

MFG Texas opens in Gainesville, Texas and molds wind turbine blades, nacelles and spinners.

1998

MFG celebrates our first 50 years in the composites and FRP business.

2004

2004

MFG continues to produce body parts for the unique and beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

2008

2008

MFG works with GE Transportation to deliver the new Evolution locomotive to Kazakhstan.

2014

2014

MFG was a sure bet to produce the 28 gondolas for the breathtaking High Roller in Las Vegas.

2015

2015

MFG continues to produce nearly two dozen critical body panels for the C-7 Chevrolet Corvette.