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About Reed City Tool

Who We Are

Reed City Tool is a full-scale mold building, press making and plastic injection molding company based in Reed City, Michigan. Best known in global industries for our turnkey garage door panel and steel roof shingle hydraulic press manufacturing, our highly skilled team also provides a complete range of mold building and plastic injection molding services. From mold design to part testing, we are a facility built on core skilled trades. Our values of integrity, attention to detail and customer service are evident in all our products and services.

Our 80,000 square foot facility includes 68,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Under this roof, our average of 75 employees includes a range of skilled journeyman moldmakers, skilled machinists, mechanical engineers, technical designers and sales engineers.

 

Background & Ownership

In 1959, Reed City Tool & Die opened as the foremost expert in the tooling industry. After successfully building its reputation and diversifying its capabilities for over three decades, Reed City Tool & Die became a division of Pilot Industries, a Tier 1 automotive component manufacturer. Ownership was transferred to Canadian automotive manufacturer, Martinrea Industries Inc., in 2002. Throughout these transitions, Reed City Tool continued to excel in its core strengths and values: skilled trades, high performance mold building and industry-leading hydraulic presses.

In 2009, the Reed City Tool division was reacquired, not by another manufacturing company, but by Reed City native and plant general manager Rod Weck, who was joined in purchasing the company by fellow employee and sales engineer Fred Youngs. Rod had been employed at the company since his apprenticeship began there in 1974. Shortly after serving a tour in Vietnam from 1971-1972, Rod began his career at Reed City Tool on the shop floor, working his way up over the years as mold leader, quality manager, mold supervisor, assistant plant manager, plant manager, and general manager. Rod continues to be a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2964 in Reed City, Michigan.

Under Rod’s leadership, the company has expanded beyond its core tool, die and mold building services. Today, the company meets demand across new automotive, consumer, agricultural, appliance and other industries.

 

Mission

We achieve the highest in quality for our customers, and we provide the confidence of having products which are expertly tested to precise specifications. Our service and expertise are available long after the parts have shipped.

At Reed City Tool, we do things the right way.

 

Why choose us?

As half-century veterans of the mold building industry, we present the experience and diverse capabilities today’s manufacturers need to maintain their competitive edge.

Deep mold building expertise meets a limitless range of tooling and molding resources within our expanding facilities. From steel hydraulic presses to plastic part prototyping, we offer unlimited possibilities, meticulous quality, and responsive, expert service long after the warranty expires.

In-house mold tryout and short run capability, extensive plastic material knowledge, part assembly, shipping logistics management — these capabilities, and many others, set us apart.

We’re built to increase your product quality — and your bottom line.

Certifications

TS-16949
Automotive Quality Management Compliant
FCMSC
First Choice Machining Solutions Coalition
ISO-14001
Environmental Management
ISO-9000
Quality Management
SDVOSB
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

Meet the team

John BarnettCEO, President

Fred YoungsSenior Sales Engineer

Trevor MundAccounting Manager

Chad ComstockSales Program Manager

Bruce KillingbeckEngineering Manager

Ron MarekSales Program Manager

Robert ApseyPlant Manager

Marty MundPlant Manager

Greg GydesenQuality Manager

Tracie RuppertHuman Resources/Office Manager

Ardy RasmussenPurchasing Manager

Company News

Company News

Nathan Killingbeck receives Apprenticeship Certificate

May 26, 2017

Nathan Killingbeck was awarded his Apprentice Certificate on 5/25/17, after completing the 4 year program in the Spec… Read More

Norm Williams retires after 38 years

May 26, 2017

After 38 years of service, we would like to congratulate Norm Williams on his retirement. Norm started his employment a… Read More

Going Green, with new LED’s

March 22, 2017

We have made an investment in our facility’s lighting framework. After pairing with Energeia Consultants, all ligh… Read More

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