Industrial Mold & Machine


How would you describe the company culture?

At Industrial Mold and Machine, we promote a healthy culture based upon a team environment with a commitment to self and organizational growth. Our company is comprised of a group of professionals from various technical backgrounds with a dedication to maintaining the highest standards of communication, teamwork, and productivity which reflects strongly in the quality of our products and customer service. We believe combining our technical expertise while supporting a friendly, approachable atmosphere helps us "build better together."



In the beginning when you were learning about his trade, what was most surprising to you?

When I first started in this trade, I was shocked by how much work and time went into making a plastic part. Before working in this trade, I would go to the store and pick up what I needed - and it never crossed my mind just how much time and effort was put into making the mold or plastic part. Another thing that I was surprised by was the cost of everything, from the raw steel that is needed , all the way up to the purchased components used to finish off the injection mold. Industrial Mold & Machine recently made a mold that had over 600 pieces, just to create a small part in a spray bottle. The cost to make that mold was astonishing to me. I recall wondering how all of that investment was simply for that small piece, and questioning the price required to manufacture the whole spray bottle. A final point that amazed me, was learning about how precise everything has to be measured, down to the less that one-thousandth of an inch, and knowing that if the measurement isn’t right, the cost to fix the mistake could add quite a bit of extra time and work into the mold. All in all, I feel like every day I get to learn a new skill, or just small facts about the mold making process, which all add up to having a better understanding of the work we do here at IMM.




Where do you see yourself in three years?

In my two years in the apprenticeship program here at Industrial Mold, I have learned that this trade opens up many doors for career opportunities, as experience and skill level grow together. As a result of this, I've come to realize that in three years, I would like to transition up to a CNC programmer, or at the very least be be on a directed path towards that.



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