In the year 1954 the country saw a mass vaccine against polio administered to children, and the most popular TV show was “Father Knows Best.” Marlin Brando starred in two of the movie hits of the year, “On The Waterfront” and “The Wild One.” A new trend also started called DIY (Do It Yourself) projects as families wanted to improve their homes and do their own maintenance. Car engines continued to get bigger and more powerful and gas cost 29 cents. In that same year Eugene and Thomas E. Nalband along with their father Thomas Nalband wrestled with a way to improve resurfacing industrial rolls. Like most entrepreneurs they were willing to risk the future on starting a business that would service customers in a new way, both by providing excellence in the work performed and to create a true “customer experience.” Further they intended to create a business where the best talent would work and build their career s long term.
Since 1954 MP&P has been providing a range of fabrication, repair, hard coating, resurfacing and finishing services holds an ISO 9001:2000 certification from the International Organization for Standardization. The family continues to guide the company and has developed long-term relationships with customers from near and far, delivering top-quality chromium plating, surface finishing and fabrication, roll after roll. They have demonstrated a work ethic that keeps employees dedicated to innovation and service. Six decades and rolling into the future! Yes, it turns out that 1954 was a very good year.