R&D/Leverage first U.S. moldmaker to be formally certified 'Made in USA'


Being tagged ‘Made in the USA’ has come to mean a lot to consumers as emphasis on U.S. manufacturing and its many benefits to supporting a strong American economy has come to the forefront of media attention. It also means something to moldmakers as well.

R&D/Leverage, a mold manufacturer and Structural Brand Development Company headquartered in Lee’s Summit, MO, is the first U.S. moldmaker to be officially certified “Made in the USA,” according to Robert Schiavone, Global Marketing Director for the company. R&D/Leverage is a full-service plastic production development and solutions company that created the “Idea to Mold” business model.

The announcement from Made in USA Certified, an independent third party assurance verification for genuine Made in USA products and services, underscores the acceleration of U.S. onshoring of manufacturing and the concurrent rise of interest in U.S.-sourced products and services among customers, the general business community and current and future employees.
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