Our Heritage

Concrete Form Manufacturer for the Concrete Construction Industry Since 1909

Quality Concrete Forms & Finishing Equipment

Metal Forms Corporation pioneers quality concrete forming products backed by reliable service. Our customer service team has more than 115 years of experience in the concrete paving industry. Metal Forms Corporation Read More builds long-term, trustworthy, and mutually beneficial relationships in order to lock in complete customer satisfaction. Our ability to attract and retain the best customers in the construction industry is built on four important cornerstones: quality products, dependable customer service, prompt delivery, and partnering. By providing knowledgeable, professional and personable assistance before, during, and after each sale, Metal Forms Corporation ensures dependable customer service for all our valued concrete construction forming and finishing customers. From custom orders to standard products, we aim to provide the best delivery in the concrete construction forming and finishing manufacturing business. Metal Forms Corporation continues our proud tradition of manufacturing quality concrete construction forming and finishing products for the concrete construction industry by creating products that advance Form to Finish.

This is Metal Forms
  • 1909

    1909MFC was established

    MFC became the first company to successfully design and produce steel forms for building monolithic concrete homes. Read More This innovative spirit has continued for over 100 years with the development of a diverse product line identified by familiar registered trademarks.

  • 1910's

    1910'sForms were created

    The company produced forms used to build hundreds of concrete homes inspired by the famous inventor, Thomas Edison. Read More In the early 1900's, concrete paving forms were introduced to support the heavy roadbuilding machines. Some of these machines were designed by Phillip Koehring (co-founder of the Koehring Machine Company) and brother-in-law of G. H. Miller (President of MFC).

  • 1919

    1919"METAFORMS®" becomes a registered trademark.

  • 1931

    1931Increased sales volume during the depression

    MFC’s work week was raised to 55 hours and business was up 30% and an additional 20% in 1931. Read More Construction of public buildings and roads were the main sources of the span class="heading" business atmosphere for MFC amidst the financial woes of many during the depression years.

  • 1936

    1936Steel forms introduced

    Manufactured the steel forms used in 1936 to build the unusual and innovative “dendriform” concrete columns designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the headquarters of S. C. Johnson & Son in Racine, WI.

  • 1956

    1956Redesign of paving forms

    Redesign provided a new and improved product in time to meet the demand of the concrete paving boom and the building of the Interstate Highway System started by President Eisenhower in 1956. Read More This product was inspired by Harold E. Miller, the second generation Miller at Metal Forms Corporation.

  • 1975

    1975MFC earns award

    MFC earns the honor of being a "Half-Century Exhibitor" at the 1975 CONEXPO.

  • 1980's

    1980'sSpeed Screed® introduced

    Broke into the equipment end of the industry in the 1980’s with the addition of the concrete finishing machines Speed Screed® to it's product line.

  • 2000

    2000Poly Meta Forms® introduced

    Introduced an innovative concrete forming system Poly Meta Forms® in 2000 featuring lightweight poly forms.

  • 2008

    2008Taking on Sterling Handling Equipment

    Purchased Sterling Handling Equipment in 2008, another Milwaukee manufacturer with over 100 years of history, featuring Sterling “Tough Guy”® wheelbarrows. Read More The addition of product lines other than steel forms (finishing machines, poly forms and wheelbarrows) came under the direction of Thomas E. Miller, the third generation Miller at MFC.

    Entering into its second century of operation, MFC has earned the reputation as a world class provider of quality products for the construction industry.

  • 2009

    2009Forming the Roadway to Success

    “Forming the Roadway to Success”, written by Tom Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Metal Forms Corporation, details the remarkable 100 year history of a family owned manufacturing company.Read More

    This true American success story is documented with hundreds of photos and illustrations as uncovered in the MFC archives, industry publications, newspaper articles, legal depositions and many interviews. Request your own complimentary copy today by calling 414-964-4550

  • 2017

    2017Fresh Facade

    In 2017 the exterior of the MFC facility underwent a complete transformation: brand new windows, doors and lighting now blend-in with an earth tone color scheme. Read More The new look is accented by creative and rustic artwork and trellises courtesy of Justin Daul (Chief Engineer). The entire project, coordinated by new employee Chris Grandt (Dealer Account Manager), is capped-off with updated MFC logos and signage above the main Booth Street entrance as well as above the shipping/receiving area.

    With a fresh façade on the outside and a new state-of-the-art robotic cell on the inside, MFC is definitely not letting old age slow it down.

  • 2018

    2018Celebrate 109 years in business and enter precast era

    MFC enters the precast barrier form market with the introduction of two different concrete casting methods: trunnion style and hinge style.

  • 2020

    2020MFC Announces a Brand New Addition of the Speed Screed® ROLLER

    MFC is pleased to announce a brand new addition to our respected line of concrete paving finishers... the Speed Screed® ROLLER. Read More

    The new Machine is a result of a demand by paving contractors to complement our line of truss screeds with a roller-type model. We answered the call with the Speed Screed® ROLLER which incorporates many features not found on competitive roller/paver equipment.

  • 2021

    2021New "Miller Park" Patio built

    After months of designing and planning, the "Miller Park" Patio, named after CEO Tom Miller, was completed. Read More Adjacent to the back of the building, MFC employees built the patio from the ground up including the metal "Miller Park" sign and metal decorative fencing. A nice relaxing location for employees to take breaks, eat lunch and simply gather to network.