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MacLean-Fogg Company Celebrated 85 Years in Business
Barry MacLean, owner and CEO, maintains the importance of keeping all operating locations small and focused to optimally serve both the employees and customers, stating: ".... Believing in people is our most important asset." Barry MacLean and the entire company want to thank all our customers for their support for the past 85 years and look forward to serving the industry for many years to come. MacLean Power Systems, ……………..
MacLean Power Systems, a division of MacLean-Fogg Company, is a leading manufacturer of products used by utilities for building transmission and distribution lines and substations. MPS product families include hardware and connection products as well as insulation and protection products. With global raw material sourcing capabilities, MPS produces over 10,000 items in six domestic production facilities. The MPS business model supports local manufacturing for high service levels, diversity development programs and also sustainability and green initiatives. MPS products include: 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.
With MacLean Power Systems’ acquisition of Dixie Manufacturing Company from Aluma-Form in 2005 and the 2004 acquisition of Joslyn Manufacturing Company, MPS provides the most comprehensive line of brand name T&D products to the utility and telecommunication industries. Starting with the 1986 purchase of Reliable Power Products, the MacLean Power Systems’ family has grown to include: Bethea Electrical Products, Continental Electric, Precision Fiberglass, Atlas Fabrications, Utilities Service, Hydrocom International, American Metals Products, American Connector Engineering Company (ACE) - an operating unit of Preformed Line Products, the Sediver composite insulator business in York, SC, and the Sediver composite hollow core business in St. Yorre, France. In addition, in 2003, to facilitate the growing Asian market, MPS established a joint venture with MPC in Guangzhou, China.
Today, MacLean Power Systems operates out of nine manufacturing facilities worldwide. MPS serves our Canadian customers through our MacLean Power Canada operation in Chateaguay, Quebec. MacLean Power France houses our hollow core insulator business and serves markets throughout the world. MacLean Power China serves not only the rapidly growing greater China region, but also manufactures insulators for our worldwide customer base. For the international market, we also have representatives located across Latin America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe.
The Joslyn brand helical systems have been in production since the 1920s. The Dixie brand helical systems have been in production since 1955. With the acquisition of the Joslyn and Dixie brands, the product lines merged and operate under the brand “MacLean-Dixie” while serving the civil residential and commercial market. The manufacturing plant is located on a 10-acre, 125,000 sq-ft facility in Birmingham, Alabama. The MacLean-Dixie plant is fully integrated with forging, stamping, cold and hot forming, threading, tapping and assembly and also has in-house engineering and lab capabilities.