Mack's first Vermont facility in Arlington, Vermont, circa 1942. Photos Courtesy Mack Molding.
Vermont Business Magazine Mack Molding, based in Arlington, Vermont, is making history as it prepares to celebrate a century of service to its customers. Founded in Little Falls, NJ, in 1920, Mack originally manufactured bottle caps and the first ever plastic part used in a commercial product for the Otis Elevator Company. 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, consumer goods, robotics and 3D printing.
"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.
Some classic Mack products, including milk crates, Schick razor displays, Frigidaire products, measuring spoons and battery jars, the latter of which the company still molds today in Arlington.
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. "Some things, however, haven't changed, like our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction."
Mack Molding is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the privately-held Mack Group Corporation, which also includes Mack Technologies, Mack Prototype and Synectic Product Development. With annual revenue 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.
Mack Molding's centennial festivities include the unveiling of its 100 Year Logo, sharing historical highlights, and several other activities throughout the year, the highlight of which will be a celebration for employees at all locations on March 17, 2020 - the actual anniversary of the Company's incorporation.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, full-service machining and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 11 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is CEO and chairman. For more information, go to www.mack.com.
Source: ARLINGTON, Vt. (Feb. 11, 2020) - Mack Molding