Through multiple economic recessions including the latest in 2008/9 and the resultant plastic tooling industry consolidations over the years, it is quite a feat now a days to be celebrating fifty years as a privately-held, independent, injection mold tool maker. Yet that is exactly what Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering is doing this year, celebrating its 50 year anniversary. Only a few Tool Makers have been in business supporting the Plastics Industry since 1966. The company has grown from its humble beginnings with only 2,400 square feet in one, low-ceiling building supporting 5 employees to 85,000 square feet and 125 employees in two locations. Interestingly enough, that original building is still in use today on the Decatur Mold facility housing some grinding and wire EDM equipment that is used on a daily basis.
The Decatur Mold of today is a much different and improved image of its former self. Utilizing today’s tool design software and state of the art metal cutting equipment, molds can be produced and serviced much faster and with greater precision than years past. Whether it be prototype or production part requirements, Decatur Mold has the skills and experience to deliver. The industry has changed drastically over fifty years and Decatur Mold has invested in the latest technologies to keep pace.
Decatur Mold chose to celebrate the Anniversary recently with three Customer Appreciation Days from
May 17-19 with daily drawings, door prizes, tours and of course, food. Over the three day period, fifty-four customers representing twenty-three companies made the trek to North Vernon, IN to help celebrate the occasion. Many more customers sent their well wishes, but could not be in attendance given their busy schedules.
Employees at Decatur Mold are very grateful for their customers’ business, recognizing improvements are needed each and every day so Decatur Mold can continue to earn and enjoy many more years of livelihood. Congratulations Decatur Mold on fifty years of mold making and thanks again to all those in attendance.