MFG Tray – Now Employee Owned
Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company, or MFG Tray, headquartered in Linesville, PA, is the leading manufacturer of high-strength, glass-reinforced composite containers, trays, boxes, flats, and totes. After 74 years of private ownership, the Morrison family sold 100 percent of its shares to the MFG Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), transitioning it to a 100 percent employee-owned company–an exciting move for the employees and a beneficial move for the local economy.
Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) was founded in 1948 by entrepreneur Robert S. Morrison (1909–2002) and has grown to be one of the largest local employers in the area. MFG has prided itself on being an innovative, family-owned enterprise spanning four generations of the Morrison family for the past seven decades. When they opened their doors, a small creative team worked diligently to figure out the best way to mass-produce the first polyester resin and fiberglass products.
In 1953 MFG was selected to manufacture fiberglass body parts for the new Chevrolet Corvette. This move put MFG on the map as a significant player in the market and launched a sequence of other “firsts”–including the creation of the first fiberglass boats, high-volume truck and tractor parts, bakery trays, concrete forms, and satellite dishes, to name a few. These early successes allowed MFG to spin off specialized divisions, like MFG Tray, to support the ever-growing popularity and demand for fiberglass.
More than 70 years after MFG Tray opened its doors, the enduring entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to customer satisfaction, and integrity in business that Robert Morrison reinforced in the very fiber of the products he created–lives on through MFG Tray’s dedicated employees. The change in share ownership from Morrison family members to the ESOP does not change contractual relationships or business operations but rather benefits and rewards the entire team directly dedicated to producing the highest quality fiberglass products in the market.
For more information, visit https://www.mfgtray.com.
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