Dresser, Wis.-based injection molder Tenere Inc. is nearly doubling its custom molding capacity with the acquisition of Mountain Molding LLC of Longmont, Colo.
Mountain Molding, which started in 1976, has 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space and about 50 employees. It offers mold design and development, molding, assembly and full product life cycle support.
Tom Hennings, general manager of Tenere, said in an email that Mountain Molding has 16 injection molding machines, ranging from 28 to 400 tons. It will be a sizable addition to Tenere's molding abilities, which include 18 machines, ranging from 20 to 720 tons.
He said the new combination will offer a well-rounded portfolio. Tenere does work with companies through its product design and rapid prototyping venues. It will also be able to offer added expertise in painting, decorating and assembly.
Greg Adams, CEO of Tenere, said in a news release that the two companies share the same commitment to service and product quality.
“By combining forces, we look forward to offering all customers greater flexibility and an enhanced menu of capabilities to better meet their needs at any stage of the product life cycle,” Adams said.
Don Cheyne, president of Mountain Molding, said in a statement that the two companies have strong synergies and that combination will allow it to provide a greater depth of resources.
Tenere designs and makes plastic and metal components. The company has four manufacturing facilities. Three are in Wisconsin — in Dresser, Somerset and Osceola — and the fourth is in Lakeland, Colo.
Tenere was purchased by Watermill Group of Lexington, Mass., in 2012 and is working to grow the company. It added rapid prototyping in June 2013 with the purchase of Protogenic Inc. of Westminster, Colo.