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About Us

Richardson Molding has been building custom plastic injection molding for as long as it’s existed. We produce high quality plastic products for the Energy Storage, Automotive, Industrial and Commercial industries. Our team is able to support your project from concept to completion. Every project is handled with enthusiasm, and we’re committed to being the best possible partner. Our word is our bond.

History


For over 137 years, Richardson Molding has driven innovation for every customer we’ve served. From the very first energy storage devices constructed of wood, to the implementation of vulcanized rubber containers, to today’s challenging applications in Injection Molded Thermoplastics, we have been the leader in adapting technology to revolutionize the industries we serve. Let our spirit of innovation and our relentless pursuit of continuous improvement create value for your products.

1858

The starting point - Des Plaines, IL

Started making paper and paper products, roofing paper and shingles

1910

Innovation

Used paper expertise to launch line of wooden battery cases

1923

Innovation

Used shingle expertise to launch asphaltic battery containers

1968

Innovation

Introduced thermo plastic case in polypropylene

1977

Opened Philadelphia, MS location

2018

Even though we’ve been around for a long time…we feel like we’re just getting started.

Who We Are Today


lead–acid battery jars and covers

We’re the market leader in lead –acid battery jars and covers. We produce over eight million battery containers, cases and jars annually!

SLI: STARTING, LIGHTING, IGNITION

Think automotive, large truck, marine, GOLF CARTS

MOTIVE POWER

Think a source of power that moves around (forklift, trucks, locomotives)

STATIONARY STAND-BY POWER

Think battery back-up (cell-towers, emergency lighting, servers)

Leadership


Steve Dyer
Steve Dyer

Steve Dyer is President and CEO of Richardson Molding LLC. Previously, Steve saw significant success as the CEO of Trostel and Dickten Masch Plastics, Sr. Vice President of ClearEdge Power, and the Director of Operations for Heatcraft Refrigeration. He has spent the last 20 years transforming, strengthening, and growing multinational manufacturing companies through both operational and organizational excellence. Steve holds an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University, and is a trusted board member and professional mentor.

Ben Napier
Ben Napier

Ben Napier, VP of Human Resources, is responsible for the development, administration and implementation of all plans and programs relative to human resources and development. Ben has over 20 years of comprehensive human resources experience in change management, employee relations, training and development, benefits and compensation administration, legal compliance, policy development and strategic communications. Previously, Ben held leadership positions in Human Resources with Meggitt PLC, Mohawk Industries, and Genscape INC.

George Noel
George Noel

George Noel joined Richardson Molding in 1975 in the Company's tool and die program. Over his time with the Company, George has supplied the Company with many innovations and designs that keep Richardson Molding LLC as a leader in our market. As Richardson's Vice President of Engineering and Tooling, George works closely with our customers to ensure correct design and maintenance of Company owned and Customer owned tooling.

David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez

David joined Richardson Molding LLC in 2005 and is the Director of IT. David is responsible for the overall design, integration, and execution of the Company's technology infrastructure. With 38 years of experience, David has proficiencies in a diverse number of hardware, application platforms, and industries. He also offers knowledge in IT within different industries, hardware, and platforms, such as distribution, warehousing, banking and manufacturing. His hardware expertise includes platforms such as IBM System 34, 36, AS400, Window Servers, PCs and laptops.

Keith Toll
Keith Toll

Keith Toll is the Vice President of Sales. Keith joined Richardson in 1965 as an apprentice toolmaker and quickly navigated through the organization holding positions of Tool Room Manager, Machine Shop Manager, and Engineering Manager. Keith's technical sale support capabilities and 20-plus years of experience in domestic sales allowed him to diversify Richardson's product offerings very early on and have been a key part of the business' success in to custom injection molding.

Nathan Lay
Nathan Lay

Nathan Lay is the Vice President of Operations and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Company's manufacturing facilities in Indiana and Mississippi. Nathan joined Richardson Molding LLC in 2016 as the Plant Manager of the Columbus, Indiana facility. Previous to joining the Company, he held operational leadership positions at IAC and Johnson Controls where he saw great success in lean initiatives, new product launches, and continuous improvement..

Vision and Dependability

We see possibilities in engineering, design and production that other companies don’t see. That’s been true for 137 years. The equipment and processes that we’ve designed and built are one-of-a-kind, and they enable us to produce the plastic product you need faster and with greater precision.


Quality Policy

We are committed to providing product and services that consistently meet and exceed agreed upon customer requirements and continual improvement of the quality.

Locations


Address:

931 Herman Alford Memorial Hwy Philadelphia, MS 39350

Phone Number:

601.656.7921

150,000 ft2
25.4 acre site
47 injection molding machines (150 T – 1,100 T)
  • PRESS SIZE (TON), PRESS MFG.
  • (10) 500, Cincinnati
  • 1000, Van Dorn
  • 950, Mitsubishi
  • 950, Milacron
  • (5) 600, Cincinnati Vista
  • (2) 700, Cincinnati
  • 850, Cincinnati Vista
  • (2) 750, Farrel
  • 400, Farrel
  • PRESS SIZE (TON), PRESS MFG.
  • (4) 375, Cincinnati
  • 350, Van Dorn
  • 350, Nissei
  • (5) 300, Cincinnati Vista
  • (10) 150, Van Dorn
  • (3) 300, Cincinnati Vista
  • 60, JSW

Address:

2405 Norcross Drive Columbus, IN 47201

Phone Number:

812.342.0139

115,000 ft2
21 acre site
28 injection molding machines (250 T – 1,000 T)
  • PRESS SIZE (TON), PRESS MFG.
  • 500, Ingersoll Rand
  • (2) 500, Engel
  • (3) 750, Engel
  • 700, Ingersoll Rand
  • (2) 1000, Engel
  • (3) 300, Engel
  • 400, Cincinnati Milacron
  • (2) 300, Cincinnati Milacron Vista
  • 300, Engel Tie-Barless
  • PRESS SIZE (TON), PRESS MFG.
  • (2) 375, Cincinnati Milacron Hydra-Dam
  • 110, Cincinnati Milacron Vista
  • (3) 250, Engel
  • 150, Van Dorn
  • 300, Improved
  • (3) 750, Husky G-Line
  • 500, Husky G-Line
  • 800, Husky Hylectric 800

Address:

5601 South Meridian Street, Suite B Indianapolis, IN 46217

Phone Number:

317.787.9463

Even though we’ve been around for a long time, we feel like we’re just getting started.