The Sterling Heights facility provides needed room for the business to develop its durable tooling products support its steel powder customer base, according to a company executive

July 5, 2022

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.—A new additive manufacturing facility launched by MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions will focus on production of 3D printed components and tooling, as well as distribution of MacLean Additive’s Formetrix L-40 steel powder for tooling applications. The new 35,000-square-foot facility in Sterling Heights offers MacLean-Fogg ample room to grow, according to a release from MacLean-Fogg.

“We didn’t choose this large a facility because it was the only one available, we choose this facility because we know we’ll have the demand to fill it,” said MacLean-Fogg President and CEO Duncan MacLean, in the release.

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, of Mundelein, Illinois, is a supplier of fasteners, engineered products, plastic components, and additive services for the automotive, heavy vehicle, military and other industrial markets. The company is a division of the MacLean-Fogg Company, a worldwide enterprise with 35 global manufacturing facilities.

“With the addition last year of the Formetrix portfolio to our existing additive manufacturing activities, we quickly outgrew our initial MacLean Additive space in Macomb, Michigan,”  said Greg Rizzo, vice president and general manager for MacLean Additive, in the release. “This facility gives us the room we need to develop our durable tooling product lines, support our ever-growing steel powder customer base, as well as continue our 3D printed production part activities.”

“MacLean Fogg had a choice of where to locate this new additive manufacturing facility, and they chose Sterling Heights,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor, in the release. “Their decision to locate in our community underscores the solid reputation we have for welcoming our business community and really engaging with them to ensure their success. The Sterling Innovation District is strategically located at the heart of customer demand and access to the specialized engineering and technician talent needed to fill that demand. That makes it a perfect fit for cutting-edge manufacturing facilities like MacLean Additive.”

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