Most companies feel lucky to last a few decades, but Mack Molding (Arlington, VT) is making history as it prepares to celebrate a century of service to its customers. Mack was founded in 1920 and originally manufactured bottle caps and the first-ever plastic part used in a commercial product for the Otis Elevator Co. The company plans centennial festivities and several other activities throughout the year in celebration of this milestone.
|Some vintage products from the Mack Molding vault. Image courtesy Mack Molding.|
Today, Mack is a leading custom plastic injection molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services to a range of industries, including medical, industrial, transportation, energy and environment, computer and business equipment, and consumer goods.
“A lot has changed over the past 100 years,” said Mack Molding President Jeff Somple. “When Mack started there were three rebuilt injection presses and we molded with UF and Bakelite. Today we have a multitude of materials to choose from with highly engineered characteristics, and Mack itself has more than 120 injection molding machines ranging from 28 to 4,000 tons.
“Of course, while plastic injection molding is the core on which Mack was built, today we truly are a vertically integrated product development and manufacturing partner that can help take ideas from inception through prototyping to manufacturing and distribution,” Somple added. “Something, however, hasn’t changed, like our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.”
Mack Molding is a wholly owned subsidiary of the privately held Mack Group Corp., which also includes Mack Technologies, Mack Prototype and Synectic Product Development. With annual revenues of $482 million, Mack Group has approximately 3,000 employees working in 11 locations throughout Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Mexico. Mack Group has a total of 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing space.
The company is exhibiting this week at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West in booth 2063. MD&M is at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, from Feb. 11 to 13.