MGF History

Mona doesn't remember ever being far from the printing industry. Her grandfather, Ewald Kleist, ran his own printing press company in 1922, Milwaukee, WI. Austrian immigrant Walter Friedl, her father, put his skilled craftsmanship to work in the world by repairing and rebuilding presses. After gaining a reputation for his abilities to troubleshoot and innovatively redesigned the big presses, his customers told him to strike out on his own. From the two-car garage begun in 1976 with young Mona at his side, Walter and his family built a growing business that prided itself on innovation, quality, and the quest for solutions.

In 1995, just as the needs of the industry were changing, Ms. Mona Friedl stepped up as CEO of North-West Machine. She analyzed the market and refocused business in response to market changes, successfully revamping operations and productivity. In April of 2004, with over 25 years of experience in aftermarket parts and service for the printing maintenance and repair industry, Mona closed one door and opened another: MGF Services, LLC.

About MGF Services

Located in the Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, we serve all of the U.S. and Canada with aftermarket parts and services for Web Offset, Sheet fed, Flexographic and Converting Equipment. We offer a full maintenance package that provides complete support for most all printing and converting machines and components.

We have 30+ years of experience supplying precision and superior aftermarket parts and repair. Our reputation has been built on Quality, Service, Innovation and Dependability. We have earned the confidence of OEM and end-users, in the Printing, Packaging and Converting Industries. Replacement parts, press rollers, harden anvils, former nose and board refurbished, cylinder rebuilding, chrome plating, grinding, coatings-HVOF, ceramic, nylon, tungsten, high release, and more.

We also provide Custom Machining, Reverse Engineering, Custom Precision Bearings for Printing Cylinder and Coater Roller Bearings Product Line; Folders-Slitter Web Idler Assemblies; On-Site inspections, Press updates: Ceramic Corona Treater Rolls, Anilox Rollers and sleeves-resurface or new; Backing Rolls, Timing Pulley Roller, Eccentric Throws, Gear Shaft, Clutch Gears, Drive Shaft, Anilox Roller and Sleeves-Laser Engraved Ceramic.