Mold makers steer toward steady growth

This week we publish our ranking of North American mold makers. The top 100 are in print, but a total of 144 firms are online. The total related sales for fiscal 2020 is $3 billion, just up from $2.9 billion reported last year. The average sales per company is $20.8 million. has the biggest dollar gain at $54 million, with the recent of Active Industrial Solutions of Windsor, Ontario. AIS ranked at No. 8 in 2020. Coming in at No. 3, Concours has consistently ranked among our top 5 since 2010. of Grand Rapids, Mich., holds 3 places in our ranking resulting from acquisitions. Medbio Clinton Township was previously listed as Aim Plastics Inc., Medbio Orchard Park was previously listed as Polymer Conversions Inc. and they also own Concept Molds Inc. of Schoolcraft, Mich. Estimated North American mold sales would be $11.8 million, all together.Looking closer at the average sales per company for our top 100 firms is interesting when compared to our top 100 in each processor ranking. Pipe, profile and tubing extruders along with rotational molders had the biggest gains per company with an average of 5.3 percent. Mold makers fell right in the middle with 1.5 percent growth.This chart plots the average sales per company growth, omitting blow molders, which won’t publish until next month.Also of note, the American Mold Builders Association released its 2021 Shop Rate — a first-time deep dive into the charges for engineering, mold making and specialty services, AMBA plans to conduct the survey every two years. • of Evansville, Ind.• Injection mold tooling maker, of Haubstadt, Ind.• Medical tooling and mold manufacturer, of El Paso, Texas • Tooling and injection molding firm, Of Clovis, Calif.• of Corry, Pa.• , a full-service provider to contract manufacturers in Fitchburg, Mass.• of Las Vegas. • of Saline, Mich., moves up 20 spaces to rank at No. 50.• of Westfield, Wis., moves up 18 spaces to 60.• of Reed City, Mich., moves up 17 spaces to rank at No. 42.• of Ossian, Ind., moves up 13 spaces to rank at No. 42.• of Menomonee Falls, Wis., moves up nine spaces to No. 34.• of Cary, Ill., moves up nine spaces to rank at No. 106. of Galesville, Wis., moves up nine to No. 117.• of New Freedom, Pa., moves up six spaces to No. 103.• of Cedar Springs, Mich., moves up six spaces to rank at No. 62.The full listing is online at , the data itself can be purchased from our data store at .If you work for a company that is missing from the ranking, we would like to include you next time. Please contact Hollee Keller at or mail your information to Plastics News, P.O. Box 790, Tallmadge, Ohio 44278.You can also fill out our universal survey online at . Keller is Plastics News’ editorial research coordinator and author of the All Things Data blog on PlasticsNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @holleekeller.  Do you have an opinion about this story? Do you have some thoughts you’d like to share with our readers? Plastics News would love to hear from you. Email your letter to Editor at Please enter a valid email address.Please enter your email address.Please verify captcha.Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe. Staying current is easy with Plastics News delivered straight to your inbox, free of charge. Subscribe to Plastics News Plastics News covers the business of the global plastics industry. We report news, gather data and deliver timely information that provides our readers with a competitive advantage.Customer Service:

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