Cleveland — Rick Englehart is hanging up his cleats and selling his company, Englehart Moulding Corp., after more than 20 years of rotational molding, specializing in large, challenging parts.
“I'm looking to sell,” he said.
He stopped production at the Cleveland plant about six months ago, after winding down molding work for customers. The company, which had employed between 20 and 40 people over the years, had 12 employees when the plant closed.
Now Englehart is looking to sell the equipment — a large independent-arm Ferry RS3-500 with three arms and a 200-inch swing, and a smaller FSP M-80 with an 88-inch swing. Also for sale: kayak tooling that was the core original business for Englehart Moulding.
Englehart, 55, said he had a great time in the rotomolding business.
“It is time to find a good home for my ovens, pass the torch and take a little me time,” he said. “I've half-heartedly been considering retirement for a while, but now it is time.”
But he's looking for the right buyer.
“I want the customers to be happy with whoever they're going to be dealing with,” he said. “I'm looking for a home that'll work it properly so they can take of customers the right way.”