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Progress never stops... and neither do we. Explore the latest news and recent events of Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp.

Magazine features- MEM and YCEA

Matt Malkie, Director of Marketing, provided an article for Manufacuting Engineering Magazine - a publication by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The title of the article is "Lean Inventory" and it addresses the benefits of utilizing a well implemented vendor managed system.

http://www.sme.org/MEMagazine/Article.aspx?id=78437&taxid=1415

The artcile was also run in York County Economic Alliance's magazine - Summer 2013. The subject for this quarterly publication was proximity to markets, and innovations in logistics.

http://www.mcfcorp.com/assets/pdf/ycea_malkie_article.pdf

MCF was also featured on the cover with this picture of SECURETRAK bins at the point of use. Click to view the whole magazine here:

http://www.mcfcorp.com/assets/pdf/ycea_summer_magazine.pdf

Sep32013

US Congressman Scott Perry visits MCF

On August 29, 2013 Congressman Scott Perry, US Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district, visited and toured MCF's York facilities.


Rep. Perry and MCF President Craig Siewert shake hands in front of MCF Headquarters.


Siewert explains MCF's packaging and distribution process.

Joe Bell teaches Perry how the automated kitting machine operates.


Todd Gemmill shows off MCF's new Citizen A32 Swiss CNC turning center.
 

Harold Sawyer demonstrates the thread rolling process.

Kevin Caufield shows the Congressman the new CMM lab and how statistical process control is utilized throughout manufacturing

Jason Fowler demonstrates tensile testing of a high strength bolt.

Aug292013

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Qualified Supplier List Approval

On May 28, 2013, MCF was granted approval by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the Qualified Suppliers List for Manufacturers / Distributors (QSLM/D) for Class 2 & Class 3 Threaded Fasteners and approval for the Qualified Suppliers List for Distributors (QSLD) for Quick Release Pins. These qualifications are based on a comprehensive quality management system audit conducted at MCF headquarters in York PA on May 1, 2013 by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). Going forward, MCF will be subject to announced or unannounced surveillance audits by either DLA or DCMA. This qualification term shall expire in three years on May 28, 2016.

This award puts MCF on very short list of suppliers authorized to manufacture and provide mil-spec hardware directly to channels of the US Department of Defense. MCF is honored to add this certification to our list of accolades, with the responsibility of supporting the war-fighter.

Learn more about DLA and the QSL:

http://www.troopsupport.dla.mil/Hardware/Technical/qsl.asp

Jun42013

SBA awards MCF with 2013 Regional Sub-Contractor of the Year

Barbara Knox and Greg Beshore of BAE Systems present the award to Craig Siewert and Ron Kin

For Immediate release:

York, PA - May 29th 2013

Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) a manufacturer and distributor of hardware and components for the aerospace, defense and commercial markets, has been named 2013 Region III Sub-Contractor of the Year, by the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

The award, which was announced as part of the SBA’s National Small Business Week celebration, recognizes “Small businesses that provide outstanding goods and services to the federal government as subcontractors” according to a news release. MCF won the award for SBA’s Region III, which includes Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

MCF was nominated by the Land and Armaments Division of BAE SYSTSEMS, a global defense contractor. MCF and BAE SYSTEMS partnership includes the SECURETRAK® integrated supply chain system. This vendor managed inventory program, supplies BAE SYSTEMS with all of their required fasteners, hardware and other small components on a Just-In-Time basis. This system allows for lean and efficient manufacturing processes and rapid deployment of mission critical products to the customer.

About MCF: Headquartered in York County, PA since 1972, Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) is known for SECURETRAK™ the leading vendor managed inventory service for fasteners. MCF supplies hardware and components to today's top Fortune 500 Original Equipment Manufacturers. MCF has an aerospace certified Quality Management System to the AS9100C - ISO9001:2008 standards, assuring tightly controlled processes which are continuously optimized. MCF operates state of the art manufacturing facilities where it utilizes the latest technology in machining, thread rolling, and component packaging. MCF operates offices and regional distribution centers in York, PA, Athens, GA and Goshen, IN. For more information on MCF, its products or services, call 717.767.6856 or visit www.mcfcorp.com

May292013

Salute to Veterans - Memorial Day Weekend 2013

In honor of Memorial Day, Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) again supported the annual “Salute to Veterans” event at the York Revolution baseball game on 5/23/13. This marks MCF’s second year as the title sponsor for the event.

   CBS 21 - Eric Menzer Interview                                  CBS 21 - Voni Grimes Interview

                      

 

In front of 4400 attendees including over 700 Veterans, a touching Pre-game ceremony to honor all Veterans included:

Ceremonial first pitches thrown by MCF associate and Iraqi War Veteran Michelle Townsley Able - US Navy, and US Congressman Colonel Scott Perry - National Guard.

MCF associate and Iraqi veteran Michelle Townsley Able - US Navy, and US Congressman Colonel Scott Perry National Guard   

   

 

Prospect Hill Cemetery then introduced their new Fallen Heroes Memorial and Taps was played on the harmonica by WWII Veteran and local icon Voni Grimes.

   

CBS Channel 21 led a presentation of "Salute Your Veterans" photos presented by anchorman Rob Hanrahan.

   

MCF’s Director of Marketing, Matt Malkie gave the keynote address.

    

Voni Grimes then led a prayer followed by a moment of silence. The silence was ended when the Patriot Guard Riders thundered in through the outfield and cycled a lap around the warning track.

   

 

   

 With the motorcycles parked underneath the American Flag, the Color Guard of William Penn Army Junior ROTC marched onto the field. Korean War Vet George Eyler - Officer of the day, then led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.

   

   

York County’s Veterans Honor Guard demonstrated a moving 21 Gun Rifle Salute for our fallen heroes. Following the booms and smoke, the pre-game ceremony was concluded with the talented Spring Grove Marching Band performing the National Anthem.

The York Revolution took the field and the ceremonial cannon was fired by Michael Kin, US Navy & MCF Co-Founder and Jack Siewert, Lt. Colonel - US Army Retired and local author.

   

The Revolutions played well but ultimately lost the game 9-0 against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The Revolutions suffered a series sweep, falling to 17-17 on the season, embarking on a seven-game road trip that begins Friday night in Camden.  Sugar Land wins its sixth straight improving to 28-5, owning professional baseball’s best record.

May232013

MCF turns 40 - Featured in York Daily Record

Nuts and bolts: Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. in Manchester Township turns 40
By LAUREN BOYER
Daily Record/Sunday News
Updated: 06/01/2012 03:19:13 PM EDT

Not much has changed in the fastener world since Craig Siewert's father-in-law and two other men started their company in 1972 out of a garage.

Or so it seems.

After all, a nut is still a nut.

A bolt is a bolt.

And the screws produced and distributed by Military and Commercial Fasteners Corp. - where Siewert serves as president - look strangely similar to other screws you'd find anywhere else in the country.

But take a closer look.

The fasteners inside this facility on Grumbacher Road in Manchester Township, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, do much more than just hold stuff together.

They save lives - lives, for example, of military pilots forced to bail out of doomed aircraft.

Fun fact: MCF makes some of the metal components used in fighter jet ejection seats.

(JASON PLOTKIN -- Daily Record/Sunday News)

"That always has to work," said Matthew Malkie, the company's marketing director. "No room for error there."

One part, in particular - a tiny square of metal capped with a spike - can be the difference between life and death.

It's called a tip penetrator, and it sits atop the pilot's seat.

If the cockpit's dome doesn't open in an ejection scenario, this component - no bigger than a half dollar - breaks through the plexiglass, freeing the trapped soldier.

"There's no piece of the military we're not touching," Malkie said.

That includes components for nuclear-powered submarines and fasteners to attach protective armor to Humvees and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, manufactured just miles away at BAE Systems' West Manchester Township plant.

In fact, the local defense contractor, formerly BMY, was an early customer of MCF, which started as a distribution-only operation in Jack Zielinski's garage.

A year later, he and partners Michael Kin and Peter Zerebny bought a building at 46 S. Pershing Ave.

The facility didn't have a loading dock.

"It was kind of crazy," Siewert said. "They went and got some old used tires, and they just piled them up in a mound behind the truck. .¤.¤. They would push kegs of bolts onto the tires."

In 1978, the company relocated to a 6,000-square-foot building at 5 Grumbacher Road that served as the company's headquarters until 1999, when it bought the building next door.

MCF manufactured its first product in 1997 after experiencing quality and delivery issues with a local supplier of convex washers.

That year, MCF purchased a used CNC machine to produce the washers for Stewart & Stevenson in Sealy, Texas.

"We just started figuring out what we could make cheaper than we could buy," Siewert said. "Whatever we can make at a lower cost and remain competitive, we make here."

Today, the business employs 85 people and owns 17 machines used to manufacture 30 percent of the company's inventory in-house.

And make no mistake - not all of MCF's stock is on the front lines of a battlefield.

And thank goodness for that.

The defense industry is struggling, plagued by dwindling contracts and federal budget cuts. MCF offsets this turmoil by diversifying its commercial portfolio.

More and more of what the company manufactures or distributes is in our own backyards.

Most tractor-trailers carrying loads down Interstate 83 contain MCF bolts, Siewert said.

Ever bought a wheelbarrow at Lowe's or Home Depot? The fasteners for the Ames True Temper were counted and packaged at MCF. "You can look at most of our parts," Siewert said. "You wouldn't even guess it's stuff we did."

One year, the company created chess boards as Christmas gifts using fasteners wired together to form each piece.

Every now and then, they have a little fun.

And 40 years later, the puns haven't expired.

"He picks up the phone and says, 'Craig's nut house!'" Malkie joked.

"I just say, 'You're screwed!'" Siewert snapped back.

And that's the nuts and bolts of it.

TIMELINE

September 1972: Michael Kin, Jack Zielinski and Peter Zerebny start Military and Commercial Fasteners Corp. out of a Manchester Township garage.

1973: The company moves into a building at 46 S. Pershing Ave. in downtown York.

1978: The company relocates to a 6,000-square-foot facility at 5 Grumbacher Road in Manchester Township. Sales are $595,000.

1983: WF Industries in Dryer, Tenn., gives MCF its first big government contract. For the first time, the company tops $1 million in sales.

1987: An 8,400-square-foot addition is attached to the 5 Grumbacher Road building. The company has 21 employees and more than $2 million in sales.

1992: SECURETRAK, a vendor managed inventory system, is introduced. The application uses a barcode scanning system to manage inventory and create and fulfill orders. It allows clients to have less inventory lying around - an important aspect of lean, efficient manufacturing.

1997: MCF opens its first branch warehouse in Jacksonville, Fla., to support Carlisle Container.

1999: The company buys the building at 11 Grumbacher Road.

2002: A branch in Athens, Ga., opens to support Carrier's Bus Transportation line.

2007: A 50,000-square-foot warehouse at 20 Grumbacher Road is leased to store material and products before shipping.

2008: Sales are $44 million.

2011: A 7,500-square-foot distribution facility in Goshen, Ind., opens to serve Midwest clients.

Military and Commercial Fasteners Corp.'s first facility at 46 S. Pershing Ave. in York. The company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. (JASON PLOTKIN -- Daily Record/Sunday News)

Jun12012

BAE Systems - Outstanding Customer Focus - Supplier Award

Craig Siewert - President & Ron Kin - Vice President, accept the award.

On March 7th & 8th 2012, Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. was invited to attend BAE Systems Combat Systems Industry Day at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington DC. The event was attended by politicians, BAE Executives and BAE's top suppliers. The purpose of the event was to thank their suppliers for support and to provide a business outlook for the coming years. During the event MCF was presented with a special award for "Outstanding Customer Focus". MCF supports all of BAE Systems facilities in North America with integrated supply efforts, including fasteners, hardware, Class "C" components and logistical support.

MCF is proud of its superior customer service and customer satisfaction, and is honored to be recognized with this award. 

Mar292012

US Military Scales Back but not MCF

MCF was mentioned in the January 6th 2012 edition of the York Daily Record regarding the decrease in the Department of Defense budget.

http://www.mcfcorp.com/assets/1_12_mcf_ydr.pdf

Jan62012

Quality System Update

 

York, PA  - January 04, 2012

Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) manufactures and distributes fasteners and components for the Aerospace, Defense and Commercial Markets. Already a top supplier in our local community and beyond, MCF recently upgraded its Quality Management System (QMS) to the Aerospace AS9100 Rev C level. “This achievement demonstrates MCF’s commitment to exceeding its customer’s expectations and continuous improvement of its processes and products” said Matt Malkie, Director of Marketing.AS9100:ISO9001, issued by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), is accepted globally as the inclusive standard thatdefines QMS requirements for the Aviation, Space and Defense industries. AS9100C is derived from and contains the popular ISO9001:2008. MCF was certified by Dekra of Chalfont, Pennsylvania, which is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.MCF underwent a stringent evaluation process that lasted several days. The process entailed a detailed auditing of all process documentation, quality records, conformance to procedures and policies, continuous improvement initiatives, and overall product and service quality. The scope of the audit spread across all aspects of the business contained in four York facilities, including Corporate Training, Network Integrity, Purchasing, Order Processing Manufacturing and Machining Operations, Packaging and Kitting, Product Inspection and Testing, as well as Warehouse and Logistics Operations,.

This was also reported by the York Daily Record

http://www.ydr.com/business/ci_19784487

About MCF: Headquartered in York County, PA since 1972, Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) is known for SECURETRAK™ the leading vendor managed inventory service for fasteners. MCF supplies hardware and components to today's top Fortune 500 Original Equipment Manufacturers. MCF has an aerospace certified Quality Management System to the AS9100C - ISO9001:2008 standards, assuring tightly controlled processes which are continuously optimized. MCF operates state of the art manufacturing facilities where it utilizes the latest technology in machining, thread rolling, and component packaging. MCF operates offices and regional distribution centers in York, PA, Athens, GA and Goshen, IN. For more information on MCF, its products or services, call 717.767.6856 or visit www.mcfcorp.com

 

 

© 2012 Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp.

Jan42012

The nuts and bolts of my visit to Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp.

Matt Malkie , Director of Marketing

http://www.yorkblog.com/biz/2011/11/21/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-my-visit-to-military-commercial-fasteners-corp/

Nov212011

New Branch Opens in Goshen, Indiana

Friday: September 23th 2011

YORK, PA – Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF), a leading manufacturer and distributor of fasteners and components for the defense, aerospace and commercial markets, announced today the opening of a new branch office and distribution center in Goshen, Indiana, just a few miles outside of South Bend. This expansion marks the continued growth of MCF and will better serve its Mid-West and Great Lakes area customers with local sales and logistical support.

“We are extremely excited about our new expansion. Not only does Indiana offer an incredible opportunity for MCF but it also provides a great footprint for marketing and sales opportunities in the Mid-West and the Great Lakes Regions”, says Matt Malkie, Director of Marketing. “US Manufacturing is still doing quite well and MCF is dedicated to supporting Manufacturers by delivering cost savings and increased productivity.” MCF reduces its customer’s on-hand inventory levels with its Lean SECURETRAK™ supply chain solution. SECURETRAK™ is a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) service that supplies Manufacturers with product “Just-In-Time” utilizing an auto-replenishment Kan-Ban system. SECURETRAK™ has been proven to reduce inventory levels up to 80%; at the same time incorporating cost saving Lean Manufacturing strategies.

MCF chose the location for the office and warehouse because of its proximity to one of its largest customers in the area. “MCF is dedicated to strengthening our partnerships; our customers know we go the extra mile.” Malkie said.

About MCF : Headquartered in York County, PA since 1972, Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) is known for SECURETRAK™ the leading vendor managed inventory service for fasteners. MCF supplies hardware and components to today's top Fortune 500 Original Equipment Manufacturers. MCF has an aerospace certified Quality Management System to the AS9100C - ISO9001:2008 standards, assuring tightly controlled processes which are continuously optimized. MCF operates state of the art manufacturing facilities where it utilizes the latest technology in machining, thread rolling, and component packaging. MCF operates offices and regional distribution centers in York, PA, Athens, GA and Goshen, IN. For more information on MCF, its products or services, call 717.767.6856 or visit www.mcfcorp.com

© 2011 Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp.

Sep232011

Technology Boost - York County’s MCF aims to tighten efficiency with IT upgrade

Technology Boost - York County's MCF aims to tighten efficiency with IT upgrade
By Jim Ryan
Central Penn Business Journal
Updated: 09/17/2010 03:19:13 PM EDT

York County-based Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp.'s information technology systems were getting a bit antiquated, said Matt Malkie, the company's marketing director.

The company in May started upgrading its IT systems to link production, distribution, sales and management together with a comprehensive software program. Once the changeover is complete in October, MCF expects to gain about 25 percent on its efficiency, Malkie said.

MCF also bought new servers and about a dozen hand-held bar code scanners, and trained employees to use the software - a $1 million investment, he said. The system, called Prophet 21 from California-based Activant Solutions Inc., is known as enterprise resource planning software that helps coordinate all parts of a company.

MCF's version creates a shop router, which helps to push parts from one station in manufacturing to another by detailing the path and processes to be completed.

"Nobody has to think about this," Malkie said. "The system does the thinking for you, which reduces errors and makes us more efficient."

Manufacturers considering an IT upgrade must practice a lot of due diligence before they run out to buy a software program.

Each company needs to know where it is now and where it wants to be in the future, said Scott Sipe, director of finance and information technology with Mantee Inc. The Yorkbased nonprofit resource center helps manufacturers improve their business, including with new technology.

"If you don't define the critical needs of your software, everything out there is going to look the same," Sipe said.

Companies could need IT systems upgrades when they have fast and uncontrolled growth; lack sufficient, accurate information moving across several departments; and have little or no ability to forecastproduction output for more than a couple weeks at a time, he said.

Companies should look at what types of IT systems major players are using, what vendors have a good solution at a reasonable price, and are vendors willing to demonstrate their product's efficiency and return on investment as it applies to the individual company, he said.

MCF made its investigation a priority before going with Activant's software, Malkie said. More than 2,300 of the biggest and brightest companies use it, including Best Buy for its distribution warehouses, he said.

"If we want to be an industry-leading fastener company, then we have to be on par with the largest and most successful companies," Malkie said.

Large manufacturers, such as Tyco Electronics Ltd. and The Hershey Co., have state-of-the-art IT systems that manage operations, said Nathan Balagopal, president of Harrisburgbased IT consultants Domino Technologies Inc. But there are solutions out there to help any size company become more efficient, he said.

A company must decide up front whether it wants to change the way it works, or whether its operations are already efficient and simply needs a software change, he said.

"If a company thinks they have a highly efficient business process in place, they want to focus on a software vendor whose product is easily customizable," Balagopal said.

That's more important if a manufacturer needs new software for production and distribution but not sales and ordering, he said. Although it's common to have two different systems, manufacturers need production and sales programs that work together. If they don't, fixing the problem can be costly and inefficient, he said.

Small and medium-size companies need greater efficiency to compete, especially if they see less work associated with military contracts. MCF takes a lot of business from supplying BAE Systems with the bolts, screws, pins and other fasteners that hold together vehicles destined for the U.S. military.

However, military contractors could be facing less business if Congress sees fit to cut defense spending by about $100 billion over five years, the figure U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates floated in June.

Such a cut would mean companies have to develop their commercial markets to keep their business moving along.

That shouldn't be an issue for MCF because the company has more than half of its work in commercial fasteners for chairs, desks and other civilian equipment, Malkie said. Diversifying its markets was reason for the company to earn additional certifications lastyear, he said.

"Fasteners hold the world together," Malkie said. "It doesn't matter if it's the chair you're sitting in or a tank."

Technology will help companies like MCF be more competitive if such economic realities hit home, Sipe said. It also will help thembe successful on the world market where manufacturers find themselves competingwith companies with lower production costs, Sipe said.

"Technology today for me, and for manufacturers, is critical for competing with overseas markets," Sipe said. "(Companies) have to make decisions yesterday."

Receiving supervisor Rich Bowers uses wireless scanning technology while moving materials at York County's Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp.

Sterling Lawrence conducts a product inspection using enterprise resource planning software in the materials laboratory of Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. 

"Nobody has to think about this. The system does the thinking for you, which reduces errors and makes us more efficient."

Matt Malkie, Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp.

BY JIM T. RYAN

jimr@journalpub.com

Sep172010

MCF Ranks 26th Among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies

Ron Kin, Mike Zambito, Craig Siewert, Jon Armold, Jason Siewert & Matt Malkie accept the award.

Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) is proud to announce its rank of number 26th on the fourteenth annual list of the top fifty businesses making significant contributions to the growth, strength and success of the Central PA economy.

MCF manufactures and distributes fasteners and components for the Aerospace, Defense and Commercial Markets. 2010 marks MCF’s 5th year in a row taking a place on the Top 50 list with last year placing 4th on the list. MCF is proud to support Central Pennsylvania’s industrial markets, and help to lead the region out of the economic recession.

In order to be eligible for nomination, companies were required to show revenue of at least $500,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2007, 2008 & 2009 and show revenue growth for 2009, as compared to 2007. Eligible companies had to be for-profit entities (public or private) headquartered in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York county.

Presenting sponsor, SF & Company, calculated the nominations and then ranked the companies according to revenue growth over the three-year period. Both dollar and percentage increases were taken into consideration. This ranking formula led to the recognition of the 2010 Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies, consisting of both large and small companies.

An event was held this morning at the Hilton Harrisburg to recognize the winners and announce their ranks. In addition to the awards breakfast, the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies will be profiled in a special supplement to the October 1 issue of the Central Penn Business Journal, with a complete list of honorees published in ranked order, along with information on each company’s financial growth.

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies is a program of the Central Penn Business Journal and is presented by SF&Company. Sponsors include: Citizens Bank; Highmark Blue Shield; Netrepid, Inc; POSG Commercial Interiors; Smilebuilderz and Wevodau Insurance & Benefits Strategies, Inc. are sponsors of the event.

Sep162010

TACOM Appreciation Award

TACOM Appreciation AwardMilitary & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) was recently recognized for its special efforts in supporting the US Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), on defining the configuration of its fasteners and hardware, including the "Panther" Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) Program.

Sep102010

MCF Highlighted in York County Business Report

MCF recently was highlighted in Central Penn Business Journal's supplement, York County Business Report, Supplying the 'Big Guys'. The article highlights how there's a ripple effect going on with large companies subcontracting work or purchasing services from smaller companies, which in turn brings money to the local economy.

Read the entire article Supplying the 'Big Guys' now. 

Sep72010

MCF Featured in York Daily Record for Aerospace Quality Certifications

Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) Earns Aerospace Quality Certification AS9100:ISO9001

Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. (MCF) manufactures and distributes fasteners and components for the Aerospace, Defense and Commercial Markets. Already a top supplier in our local community and beyond, MCF recently upgraded its Quality Management System (QMS) to the Aerospace AS9100:ISO9001 level. Read the entire article in it's entirety.

May282010

CPBJ Article: Iraq stability shrinks BAE contracts, work force

Military and Commercial Fasteners Corp., was recently mentioned in a Central Penn Business Journal article as a key supplier for local defense contractor, BAE Systems. Even with the recent decline in US defense spending, MCF is growing and gaining market share in the Aerospace and Defense markets.

May72010

CPBJ Article: Nuts and bolts maker eyes lucrative aerospace business

Military and Commercial Fasteners Corp. isn’t banking on the past decade’s success to provide work for the next decade. Instead, it’s looking to the skies for new business.

The York County-based company — also known as MCF — makes nuts, bolts, screws, pins and other industrial fasteners. In the past year, it spent time and money for new certifications that could capture more work for large aerospace companies.

MCF, with headquarters in Manchester Township since 1999, has seen its revenue grow from $6.5 million that year to more than $44 million in 2008, President and CEO Craig Siewert said. That’s 577 percent growth over 10 years, and the company would like to see that trend continue, he said.

MCF plans to add more commercial work as a supplement to military contracts that could taper off in years to come as U.S. wars in Iraq, and eventually Afghanistan, draw to a close, Siewert said. Scale-downs might not hurt MCF as much as other companies, but it never hurts to be prepared, he said.

“You find niches, and you go after them”

Read the entire article at CPBJ

Jan92010

MCF Achieves AS9100B & IS09001:2008 Certification

Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp., manufacturer and distributor of fasteners and components, is proud to announce a landmark achievement in becoming certified as compliant to the AS9100B & ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) standards. MCF was certified by KEMA Registered Quality of Chalfont, PA, which is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.

AS9100B, issued by the International Aerospace Quality Group, (IAQG) is accepted globally as the inclusive standard that defines QMS requirements for the Aviation, Space and Defense Industries. AS9100B is derived from and contains the popular ISO9001:2008 management standard, therefore by default, this certifies MCF to ISO9001:2008 as well.

MCF underwent a stringent evaluation process that lasted eight and half days and included detailed auditing of all process documentation, quality records, conformance to procedures and policies, continuous improvement initiatives, and overall product and service quality. The scope of the audit spread across all aspects of the business contained in four York, PA facilities. This included Human Resources and training records, Network Integrity, Purchasing, Sales and Customer Satisfaction, Manufacturing and Machining Operations, Packaging and Kitting, Product Inspection and Testing, Warehouse Operations as well as our Third Party Services Division which provides logistical and distribution support.

The following MCF sites are included in the certification:

  • 11 Grumbacher Rd. York, PA 17406 (Main)
  • 20 Grumbacher Rd. York, PA 17406
  • 5 Grumbacher Rd. York, PA,17406
  • 631 Richland Ave. York, PA 17403

The certification confirms our policies, practices and procedures ensure consistent quality in the products and services. This registration is another example of MCF’s commitment to our mission statement, which states:

“We the employees of Military & Commercial Fasteners, in order to meet our customer’s expectations will, through constant and never ending improvement, provide quality products and services. We are committed to forming mutually beneficial partnerships with all stakeholders through principle centered living.”

With this certification, our customers, both current and prospective, can be confident that MCF is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality and responsiveness in achieving our #1 goal of total customer satisfaction.

Nov102009

Military & Commercial Fasteners ranks #4 in Top 50 Fastest Growing companies

This morning, the Central Penn Business Journal announced and honored the top fifty businesses that have made significant contributions to the growth, strength and success of the Central PA region during the 13th annual Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies awards breakfast held at Hilton Harrisburg. MCF is proud to announce its rank of number #4”on this year’s list.

Since its founding in 1972, Military & Commercial Fasteners, Corp. (MCF) has been distributing and manufacturing fastener hardware for regional and national clients in both the military and commercial sectors. By recruiting and retaining talented people, MCF is able to focus on unwavering quality, innovation and reliability in its products and customer service. Its SecureTrac Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) system is largely responsible for the organization’s success, as it allows MCF to efficiently distribute products to a wide range of customers. Manufacturing, packaging and third-party logistics round out the company’s offerings. By fall 2009, MCF expects to receive AS9100:ISO9001 certification, which will open business to the aerospace market.

During the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies awards program, the ranking of the fifty winning companies was announced. Emcee for the event was David A. Schankweiler, chief executive officer and publisher of the Central Penn Business Journal. The breakfast and awards ceremony featured guest speaker Dan Schwab, co-president of D&H Distributing Co., a $2 billion locally-based distribution company.

In order to be eligible for nomination, companies were required to show revenue of at least $500,000 in each of the fiscal years ending 2006, 2007 & 2008 and show revenue growth in 2008, as compared to 2006 (the same three-year period). Eligible companies had to be for-profit entities headquartered in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York county.

Presenting sponsor, SF & Company, calculated the nominations and then ranked the companies according to revenue growth over the three-year period. Both dollar and percentage increases were taken into consideration. This ranking formula led to the recognition of the 2009 Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies, consisting of both large and small companies.

In addition to the awards breakfast on September 17, the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies will be profiled in a special supplement to the September 25 issue of the Central Penn Business Journal, with a complete list of honorees published in ranked order, along with information on each company’s financial growth.

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies is a program of the Central Penn Business Journal and is presented by SF&Company. Anteil, Inc.; Citizens Bank; Highmark Blue Shield; Penn Venture Partners; POSG Commercial Interiors; Sign Medix and Wevodau Insurance & Benefits Strategies, Inc. are sponsors of the event.

Sep182009

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