A company in Ashtabula, OH has been part of the Corvette since the very beginning. It was Robert Morrison’s company called Molded Fiber Glass (MFG) that built the first fiberglass panels for the 1953 Corvette. I featured the story in my book Corvette Special Editions, and you can read a quick version of MFG’s role in building the first Corvettes at the company’s website.
Back in 2017, we found a local story about MFG and how they were laying off employees due to the Corvette assembly line shutting down for retooling. And like many local news stories, we found a mention of a possible future Corvette product. Despite the layoffs, the company also said there were installing two new molding presses to meet the demands of new business, starting in 2018. At the time we were fairly certain they were talking about the C8 Corvette and seeing these presses in action validates our blog post.
This video was shared online showing the creation of various composite parts for the 2020 Corvette Stingray. It’s B-roll from a company video shoot and included is some uplifting music to accompany the vendor’s work. If you find yourself enjoying TV shows like “How It’s Made”, you will find this 14-minute video very interesting.
From Kurt Fink via YouTube
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