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.
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.
The starting point - Des Plaines, IL
Started making paper and paper products, roofing paper and shingles
Used paper expertise to launch line of wooden battery cases
Used shingle expertise to launch asphaltic battery containers
Introduced thermo plastic case in polypropylene
Opened Philadelphia, MS location
Even though we’ve been around for a long time…we feel like we’re just getting started.
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
Think a source of power that moves around (forklift, trucks, locomotives)
STATIONARY STAND-BY POWER
Think battery back-up (cell-towers, emergency lighting, servers)
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, 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 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 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 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 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..
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.
We are committed to providing product and services that consistently meet and exceed agreed upon customer requirements and continual improvement of the quality.
931 Herman Alford Memorial Hwy Philadelphia, MS 39350
2405 Norcross Drive Columbus, IN 47201
5601 South Meridian Street, Suite B Indianapolis, IN 46217