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  • Mold Builder of the Year: Rick Finnie

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. Jun 17, 2019 | 16:40 pm

    Mold Builder of the Year:  Rick Finnie Don Starkey and Glenn Starkey, Progressive Components, honor award winner Rick Finnie (Center)  Phot courtesy of Creative Technology Corp.AMBA sets a four-pillared standard for its Mold Builder of the Year honorees. Membership in the AMBA is leg one of the criteria.  Pillar two is being an outstanding industry player who promotes thecraft through program participation or educational outreach. The third pillar for consideration as an honoree is business acumen, demonstrated through company growth, innovation and a culture ofhonesty, fairness and[…]

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  • The TEAM behind the Man

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. May 23, 2019 | 22:20 pm

    The TEAM behind the Man I could not have been successful without these fine people.  We have a great team and I appreciate each and every one of them.  ~ Rick Finnie

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  • A Man Humbled by the AMBA's Mold Builder of the Year Award

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. May 22, 2019 | 21:20 pm

    A Man Humbled by the AMBA's Mold Builder of the Year Award A Man Humbled by the AMBA's Mold Builder of the Year Award 1 “I have big shoes to fill to keep company with the people who have won this award in the past. I will do my best to live up to the award. It's a daily challenge to strive to improve, but industry friends push us to keep going.” Those are honest words from a man well deserving of the AMBA’s 2019 Mold Builder of the Year Award, and I was there when his name was[…]

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  • M.R. Mold owner Finnie named Mold Builder of the Year

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. May 20, 2019 | 18:44 pm

    M.R. Mold owner Finnie named Mold Builder of the Year May 14, 2019 UPDATED 6 DAYS AGOMR Mold owner Finnie named Mold Builder of the YearComments Email Print By BILL BREGAR  0American Mold Builders Association Injection moldsBill BregarRick Finnie speaks about LSR molds during an event in April at Boy Machines' U.S. facility.Rick Finnie, president and owner of M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp., has been named Mold Builder of the Year by the American Mold Builders Association.AMBA members honored Finnie, whose career spans more than 40 years, during the May 8-10 AMBA conference in Itasca, Ill.M.R. Mold[…]

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  • AMBA Mold Builder of the Year and Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Winners Announced!

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. May 15, 2019 | 19:13 pm

    AMBA Mold Builder of the Year and Tooling Trailblazer of the Year  Winners Announced! Awards Sponsored by Progressive ComponentsThe American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) proudly presented Rick Finnie, M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp., Brea, CA, with the 2019 Mold Builder of the Year Award and Century Die Company, Fremont, OH, with the Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award during the AMBA Conference 2019, May 8-10, Itasca, IL. The awards, sponsored by Progressive Components, include a $5,000 endowment to each for continuing education in mold building, to be presented to the educational institution of the[…]

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  • AMBA Conference: A "Whirlwind" of Activity

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. May 14, 2019 | 21:22 pm

    AMBA Conference: A "Whirlwind" of Activity From energizing leadership-focused keynotes and peer-to-peer discussion groups, this year’s AMBA Conference attracted many fresh faces from leading area mold shops, and the MMT Editorial Team was there to meet them.Blog Post: 5/13/2019CHRISTINA M. FUGES Editorial Director, MoldMaking TechnologyMoldMaking Technology’s Editorial Team, Christina Fuges, Cyndi Kustush and Heather Wintle, attended the annual AMBA Conference to learn, network and promote MMT.Related Topics:Business StrategiesMy favorite time of the year for MoldMaking Technology has to be Amerimold. It has been the brand’s main event since 1999 and something[…]

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  • RICK FINNIE - MOLD BUILDER OF THE YEAR 2019!

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. May 14, 2019 | 16:09 pm

    RICK FINNIE - MOLD BUILDER OF THE YEAR 2019! Mold Builder of the YearRICK FINNIE, President and owner of M.R. Mold & Engineering was presented with the prestigious Mold Builder of the Year award at the 2019 annual American Mold Builders Association Conference this week.This award recognizes an individual whose life long talents and dedication to the mold building industry stands out above the rest.Rick Finnie is honored.......... The recipient of this year’s AMBA Mold Builder of the Year Award has been a leader and mentor in the mold[…]

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  • M.R. Mold Partners with Toshiba at the K Show

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. May 1, 2019 | 16:28 pm

    M.R. Mold Partners with Toshiba at the K Show HALL 15 BOOTH 04M.R. Mold is pleased to announce its partnership with Toshiba North America at the K Show 2019.  M.R. Mold will show case its optically clear automotive lens using DOWSIL MS-4007 material distributed by R. D. Abbott. More information to follow..................................

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  • LSR 2019

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. Apr 16, 2019 | 23:26 pm

    LSR 2019 September 9-12, 2019 in Schaumburg, IllinoisLSR 2019 will cover a range of relevant, engaging topics Related to advancements in all aspects of LSR - medical, automotive, electronics, consumer products, and more. Learn alongside the industry's best and join together for networking and hands-on workshops.About the ConferenceIndustry leaders and silicone experts will convene at LSR 2019 to discuss technological and scientific developments in liquid silicon rubber and related materials and explore new commercial uses for LSR in various markets (medical, automotive,[…]

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  • Mel Toub (1949-2019). We Honor a Dear Friend and Colleague

    M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. Apr 16, 2019 | 23:08 pm

    Mel was born in New York City and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in materials engineering, as well as an MBA. From 1973 to 1975, he worked for the Coated Abrasives Division of the Norton Company in the areas of textile backings and latex adhesive systems. He joined the Teknor Apex Company in 1975 where he conducted research and development in PVC and TPR compounds. In 1978, he joined GE Silicones where he[…]

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