This has been a winning season for mold manufacturer Industrial Molds Group in Rockford, IL. The company was the proud manufacturer of a complex mold in a metal-to-plastic conversion of a water outlet for customer MPC that won the Single Part Award in the International Plastics Design Competition at NPE2012 in April. Industrial Molds next captured the Leadtime Leader Award given at the recent Amerimold trade show in Novi, MI.
The company, founded by the Peterson family patriarch, Jack Peterson, in 1968, has grown to become one of the largest and most recognized mold companies in the Midwest. With 60 employees including a top-notch engineering team, and recent investments in automation and machine tool capabilities, Industrial Molds Group has managed to cut its leadtime for new mold design and build to eight weeks. Given that Industrial Molds tackles complex projects that other shops said couldn’t be done—as in the case of the water outlet that won the IPDC award—that leadtime is a true benchmark in the industry.