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MacLean-Fogg Overview

Mundelein, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
1925
Company - Private
Industrial Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1925, MacLean-Fogg is a worldwide enterprise currently operating 40 global manufacturing facilities across 5 continents with annual sales in excess of one billion (USD) and a workforce of over 4,000 people. MacLean-Fogg is a privately held enterprise headquartered in ... Read more

Mission: "Help the Industry, and We Help Ourselves. Serve the Customer, On Time with a Fair Price and World Class Quality.” This phrase has been the founding and guiding principle of MacLean-Fogg.

The keys to our success are the engagement ... Read more

Company Updates

  • At MacLean-Fogg, we love giving back to the community. Read more about how our Metform employees walked, ran, biked, and swam over 4,000 miles to earn school supplies for local families. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQNL5

    Metform Walked, Ran Biked, and Swam for School Supplies | Maclean-Fogg

    Metform is the Hot Forging division of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions. Expertise consists of horizontal hot forging, machining and light assembly of components primarily for transportation industries. Metform consists of three locations located in Savanna, IL and one in Mt. Carroll, IL.

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MacLean-Fogg – Why Work For Us?


MacLean-Fogg Company is a group of global enterprises which partner with key customers to engineer, manufacture, and distribute products for the automotive and power utility marketplaces worldwide.

Founded in 1925, today MacLean-Fogg is a global enterprise with 40 global manufacturing facilities, annual sales in excess of $1 billion, and a worldwide workforce of more than 4,000 people. MacLean-Fogg is a privately held enterprise headquartered in Mundelein, IL USA.

MacLean-Fogg is comprised of two primary businesses, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and MacLean Power Systems.

MacLean Power Systems (MPS) is a leading manufacturer of products for electric utility, telecommunications and civil markets. MPS products include: automatic splices and bolted connectors, silicone rubber non-ceramic insulators for transmission, distribution and substation applications, hollow core insulators, surge arresters, guy and foundation anchors, pole line hardware, aluminum and ductile clamps, fiberglass brackets and guy strains, steel fabrications, and grounding equipment. MPS has manufacturing operations in the USA, Canada, China, Australia, Brazil, Thailand and Malaysia and serves customers around the world. MPS is headquartered in York, SC.

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS) is a leading manufacturer of fastener components, engineered components, and engineered plastics for automotive, heavy truck, and other diverse industries. Core MFCS products include locknuts, decorative automotive wheel fasteners, high temperature fasteners, Hatebur process hot forgings, cold formed products, machined products, functional engineered plastic and suspension products. MFCS is comprised of multiple production locations in the USA and Germany, with customer support locations in Mexico, Japan, China, India and Korea. MFCS is headquartered in Mundelein, IL.

“Help the industry, and we help ourselves. Serve the customer, on time with a fair price and world class quality.” This phrase has been the founding and guiding principle of MacLean-Fogg.

The keys to our success are the engagement of our dynamic and adaptive employees, along with the MacLean-Fogg entrepreneurial culture. Our goals are supported by a robust performance management process, and commitment to operational excellence. Through our “Commitment to Excellence”, we will achieve the growth and profitability that will fuel our continued success.

We believe in entrepreneurship.
It was entrepreneurial spirit that led John MacLean, Sr. and Jack Fogg to found the company in 1925. It is that same entrepreneurial spirit that has guided the company’s growth and success the past decades under Barry MacLean.

We are value creators.
Our mission is to create value for our customers, our shareholders, our employees and the communities where we do business. We are proud that over 3000 associates have chosen to build their careers with us, over 2000 in the United States.  Between 5% and 7% of revenue are reinvested into our businesses each year.

We make things.
We take tremendous pride that the products we make, make our customer’s lives better. From our smallest locknut on passenger jets to our largest ultra-high voltage hollow core insulators, our products positively impact billions of lives every day.  We are a market share leader in nearly every area where we compete.

We are a family business.
The MacLean-Fogg family includes each of our 3000 global associates. We treat all people with equality and with respect. We create workplace culture that stresses respect, openness, personal growth and entrepreneurship.  We listen to all voices.  We put 100% support behind all our decisions, even the 52%/48% decisions.

We believe in education.
We invest in the educating and training of our employees to assure that the company and our employees all remain competitive and our best.  We believe we are only as good as our weakest link.

We improve every day.
Continuous improvement is part of our culture at MacLean-Fogg.  It is our goal to have the most productive factories in the world.  We strive to improve productivity, quality and costs year over year to assure that our factories remain world class and the preferred suppliers to our customers.

The keys to our success are the engagement of our dynamic and adaptive employees, along with the MacLean-Fogg entrepreneurial culture. Our goals are supported by a robust performance management process, and commitment to operational excellence. Through our “Commitment to Excellence”, we will achieve the growth and profitability that will fuel our continued success.

These basic principles are fundamental to MacLean-Fogg’s success:

People are our most important resource: Employee development, involvement and teamwork provide our strength and vitality. We must create a culture that stresses respect, openness, personal growth and entrepreneurship.

Safety and environmental consciousness is a prime objective: We are citizens of the earth and have a responsibility to put forward our best efforts to preserve and protect our personal and collective quality of life.

Customers are the focus of everything we do: Our work must always be done with the goal of anticipating and satisfying our customer’s needs.

Quality is a main priority: Our products and services must always be the very best attainable. As our products and services are seen, so are we evaluated.

Continuous improvement is our way of life: We must strive for ongoing improvement focusing on increased efficiency and the prevention of errors.

Integrity is never compromised: Our conduct must command respect for its integrity and for its positive contributions to society.

At MacLean-Fogg our highly-skilled, motivated and ingenious people are, without question, our greatest asset.

The growth and success of MacLean-Fogg has in large part depended upon its qualified people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, veteran status, genetic information, disability or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state or local law.  We believe in hiring and helping to develop the best people available, based upon job related qualifications.  Our Human Resource policies and affirmative action programs are designed to insure equal opportunity for everyone.  People are our most important resource and employee development, involvement and teamwork provide our strength and vitality.  We must create a culture which stresses respect, openness, personal growth and entrepreneurship and we intend that all matters related to recruiting, transfer, layoff, recall and all treatment on the job, be free of discriminatory practices.  We ask every employee of MacLean-Fogg to join us in that commitment. 

Founded in 1925, MacLean-Fogg offered one lock nut to North America’s railroads. Through innovative product development and selected acquisitions, the business has grown into a worldwide enterprise with facilities throughout Europe and North America and sales of over $1 billion annually.

Find full details of MacLean-Fogg's history dating back to the 1920's at our web site, macleanfogg.com. Here are some of our more recent marks in history.

2012 - MacLean Power Systems and Senior Industries, located in Wood Dale, IL jointly announce the merger of their telecommunications businesses into one combined leading company named MacLean Senior Industries.

2013 - The Metform division of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions opens the new M1 machining plant in Savanna, IL to produce automatic transmission gear blanks for advanced 8 and 9 speed light vehicle transmissions.

2013 - MacLean Power Systems acquires IPREL a manufacturer of formed wire products located near Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2014 - The Buffalo, NY and Cornelius, NC facilities of Curtis Screw, a leader in precision machining products, join the MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions family of companies.

2015 - MacLean-Fogg Company Celebrates 90 years in business.

2015 - Duncan MacLean becomes President of MacLean-Fogg.


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    Great environment, Fantastic Experience, Awesome Team

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    The location is not ideal. Other than that no complaints

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    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at MacLean-Fogg (Commerce, CA) in September 2012.

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    I interviewed twice for the position. I was given a tour of the facility upon my first interview. On my second interview i met with the owner of the company and they made me an offer. The people were lazy and uncooperative, they made it really difficult for a new person to acquire an understanding of the way things were done. The facility was not well kept and there was no janitor. The lunch area and bathrooms were unsanitary. There was oil all over the floors and the inspection lab was not climate controlled.

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    • How does the company record Non conforming product, how do they dispose of it?   1 Answer
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MacLean-Fogg Awards & Accolades

  • Supplier of the Year, General Motors, 2016
  • The IndustryWeek Best Plants Award, IndustryWeek, 2016
  • Volvo Cars Quality Through Excellence (VQE) Award, Volvo, 2016
  • Supplier of the Year, General Motors, 2015
  • Outstanding Quality, FCA Group, 2015
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