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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

FCMSC

First Choice Machining Solutions Coalition

TS-16949

Automotive Quality
Management

ISO-14001

Environmental
Management

ISO-9000

Quality
Management

SDVOSB

Service Disabled Veteran
Owned Small Business

Meet the team

Rod WeckCEO/Owner

Fred YoungsVice President Sales/Owner

Trevor MundStaff Accountant

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

Reed City Tool Invests in Machinery

December 22, 2016

This past November, we purchased a New Sodick Sinker EDM Machine and New Sodick Wire EDM Machine that will add to fulfill… Read More

Brian Mund receives Apprenticeship Certification

October 13, 2016

Brian Mund receiving his certificate from Marty Mund and Bob Apsey

Rod Weck, owner and CEO of Reed City Tool, Inc. is prou… Read More

Brandon Starkey receives Apprenticeship Certification

September 15, 2016

Brandon Starkey receives Apprenticeship Certification

Brandon was a graduate of Pine River High School in 2012.  Af… Read More

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