M.R. Mold hits 25-year mark

December 28, 2009

M.R. Mold & Engineering in Brea, CA is celebrating 25 years in business in 2010. In 1985, Rick Finnie opened M.R. Mold & Engineering in Southern California, with one employee. Fortunately for Rick, he had a number of contacts within the industry and he steadily grew his business.

“We’re really happy to be celebrating this milestone of 25 years in 2010, and plan to continue our growth strategy by serving our customer base in our targeted niche,” says Finnie. “We have a talented, dedicated group of employees, many who have been with us for more than 10 years, who have helped us be successful over the long term.”

Today, M.R. Mold is known around the world for its expertise in liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molds, gum stock silicone, plastic injection, compression, and transfer molds for its global customer base. The company occupies 15,000 ft2 and currently has 25 employees. In addition to Finnie, M.R. Mold’s management consists of Jim Albert, general manager, and Phil Bristow, project manager. Together, these three have over 100 years of combined experience in the industry.

M.R. Molds' unique niche in LSR molds grew so rapidly that a few years ago, Finnie added a 4000-ft2 Tech Center, which today has three company-owned molding machines, a 100-ton Engel, a 55-ton Engel, and 110-ton Negri Bossi. These machines are used for mold trials and sampling prior to sending them to customers. M.R. Mold has facilities to provide turnkey solutions for their customers.

The company has built over 5000 molds in 25 years for customers in the medical, surgical, aviation, fluid transfer, and consumer products industries.

M.R. Mold is also proficient in overmolding silicone on silicone, silicone on plastic, silicone on glass, and silicone onto metals. 

The firm will be exhibiting at MD&M West, Anaheim, CA, Booth 1632; MD&M East, New York, NY, Booth 744; MD&M Minneapolis, Booth 608; and is a proud sponsor of Molding 2010 in San Antonio, TX, April 12-14, 2010. Clare Goldsberry

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