HISTORY

1955
MAAC’s design heritage was born by the Chicago, Illinois based Comet Industries. Started by Bob Kostur in 1955, Comet developed and named what is known today as the standard thermoforming sequence techniques. Comet’s thermoforming machines commanded 75% of the U.S. market place up to 1970. Comet pioneered and wrote the design standards for motorized platens, gas & electric ovens, fully automatic sequencing, all aluminum clamp frame, pressure forming and twin sheet pressure forming.


1978
In 1978, Chicago also became home to Central Automated Machinery. Central Automated Machinery, also known as CAM, manufactured a second generation Chicago style line of thermoforming machinery in Elgin, Illinois.


1982
With a vision of offering the thermoforming industry a better machine, Paul V. Alongi founded MAAC Machinery in Union, IL in 1982. MAAC’s approach to building a standard 3rd generation Chicago style machine with motorized platens quickly made us the fastest growing U.S. manufacturer of sheet fed thermoforming machinery.


1983
MAAC expands and re-locates to a 12,000 square foot facility in Elk Grove, IL.


1990
MAAC expands and re-locates to a 24,000 square foot facility in Itasca, IL.


1996
MAAC acquires Comet Industries.


1998
MAAC acquires Central Automated Machinery (CAM).


2000
MAAC expands and consolidates all three Chicago based machinery manufacturers into our brand new, custom built 50,000 square foot facility in Carol Stream, IL. All three generations of designs are now incorporated into an outstanding 4th generation product.


2000 – Current
Today MAAC operates under the same ownership and business practices that brought us to the forefront of the thermoforming industry. Our increased size and major investments in our staff, facility and continuous improvements allow us to provide the most refined products with the lowest manufacturing costs and fastest delivery times in the industry.


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