COMPANY PROFILE: BUILT ON SOLID GROUND
MBW of Slinger, WI, began operations in 1967 with its introduction of a lower maintenance vibratory plate compactor. Today the Company's product line encompasses a full line of soil compaction products, equipment for mixing, vibrating, screeding, finishing and slipforming of concrete, as well as a number of specialty products for construction applications. All MBW products have been designed and manufactured with one mission in mind: To advance the state of the art in product design while providing reliable and reasonable relationships with its customers.
FOUNDED ON EXPERTISE AND INNOVATION
That mission began in February of 1967 when two men with extensive backgrounds in mechanical vibration and soil compaction began a business in an unheated contractors shed. Helmut Maass and Frank Multerer Sr. built four vibratory plates at a time. They loaded them into the Multerer family station wagon and Frank would travel to Chicago or other Midwestern cities peddling the machines on a cash-only- sales basis. When those machines were sold, the proceeds were immediately used to build four more plates and Frank would be off on yet another venture.
From those humble beginnings MBW emerged in 1970 as a market leader in vibratory plates throughout several Midwestern states. The plates were revolutionary in that they dramatically reduced maintenance associated with plates of that time and applied a different approach in the vibration system allowing them to travel faster and deliver greater compaction energy than competitive models.