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$30 million plant expansion in the works

New Metform facility bringing more than 50 jobs, company says

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 1:15 a.m. CST

SAVANNA – A new $30 million Metform production facility will bring more than 50 jobs to the Savanna area, the company said in a news release.

Metform, a division of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, is breaking ground on a new state-of-the-art, 86,000-square-foot precision hot-formed component machining factory, next to the existing plant on state Route 84, sometime this month.

The expansion will add more than 50 new jobs in the next 2 years, Matthias Praus, vice president and general manager of Metform, said in a news release.

NICAM Construction of Freeport is the general contractor.

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions is a division of MacLean-Fogg Co.

According to its website,, it has 26 North American manufacturing facilities, including Savanna, 11 international facilities, annual sales of more than $900 million, and a worldwide workforce of more than 4,500 people.

It makes high-performance fastener and component systems, forgings, precision machined parts, suspension and transmission components, connectors and insulators for the automotive, truck, trailer, off-road vehicles, recreational vehicles, farm equipment, military vehicle and aerospace markets.

It also provides automatic splices and bolted connectors, silicone rubber non-ceramic insulators, 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 to the world’s power and telecommunications companies.

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