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Canton, Michigan

Corporate Office & Research Center

A LEADING PROVIDER OF MATERIAL-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR ACOUSTICAL, LIGHTWEIGHTING AND COATING APPLICATIONS.

Material Science Corporation (MSC) has been producing high quality painted and laminated products for over 60 years. We are known world-wide for our innovations in light-weight, acoustical and coated coil products.

Headquartered in Canton, Michigan, the company operates several state-of-the-art processing facilities across the Midwest. Through a dynamic and customer-centric focus, a satisfied customer remains our guiding principle.

VISION

To be the recognized technological leader of advanced material-based solutions for acoustical and coating applications

CORE VALUES

We are redefining what SERVICE means in the industry.

Our interest is in your long-term success, not just the immediate sale.

We have experience and insight to make a positive impact on your operations.

Our continued investments in our companies ensure we stay innovative and ready to serve you best.

Explore Our History

Since 1951, MSC has been championing innovation in quality, flexibility and costeffectiveness to the automotive, construction and consumer goods industries. From developing a new line of acoustical metal solutions to addressing new standards in automotive lightweighting design to running the world’s most robust electrogalvanizing services, MSC has a long history of revolutionizing metals solutions and technologies.

2000s

2000

Constructed 22,000 sq. ft. warehouse addition in Elk Grove Village, IL to support customers requiring slit and embossed products

2000

Installed a 72″ slitting line in Elk Grove Village to handle the appliance product requirements

2000

Added coil capacity for up to 50,000 lb. max coils

1990s

1999

Ford Motor Company implements the first use of Quiet Steel® laminated metal ever into the Ford Ranger and Ford Explorer Sport Trac vehicle body structure dash panel,  this is the first use of weldable laminated steel in a body in white for acoustic optimization

1999

Constructed and installed a 62″ wide metal embossing in Elk Grove Village, IL with speeds of 500 feet per minute and coil capacity of 40,000 lbs. for appliance embossing

1998

Completed a 57,400 sq. ft. addition in Elk Grove Village, IL to provide additional warehousing and process requirements

1997

Completed construction of Elk Grove Village plant #7 to house new coil coating line #18, capable of coating 62″ wide coils at 500 feet per minute, plant also houses MSC/Pre Finish Metals corporate offices and Elk Grove Village operations

1993

Acquired the Middletown, OH coil coating facility from Armco Steel 60″ wide, 400 feet per minute line #15, and a 60″ slitter

1980s

1989

Built a 12” wide, 100 feet per minute laboratory coating line at in Elk Grove Village for research and development of specialty paint systems, Polycore® materials, and powder coating technology

1986

Retrofitted the 72″ Walbridge coil coating with high speed electroplating capability to meet emerging demands of the automotive industry, this 311,300 sf addition was designed to coat, or plate, or coat and plate in the same pass

1980

Production rate reached 510,000 tons of coated steel annually

1980

Major expansion with the opening of a 267,000 sq. ft. Plant in Walbridge, OH, this plant houses the largest capacity coil coating line in the world with 72″ wide 700 feet per minute

1970s

1972

Expanded Elk Grove Village IL facility #2, moved line #2 from Plant 1 and converted into a two coat line and increased capacity

1971

Pre-Finish Metals became affiliated with Material Sciences Corporation and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Material Sciences Corporation

1960s

1968

Constructed new facility in Rancho Cucamonga, CA to house new 54″ coating line and 54″ slitter

1967

Constructed new facility – Plant #2 in Elk Grove Village, IL to house new 54″ coating line #4 and 54″ slitter

1960

Expanded Plant #1 and installed a new 48″ Tandem Coating Line and 48″ slitter

1950s

1959

Company started operating two coating lines and a slitter, changed name to “Pre Finish Metals”

1951

Operated small plant in Chicago, IL as “All Weather Steel Products”