Port Washington firm is the first manufacturer to gain compliant seal from trade organization
The Port Washington-based Molded Dimensions has been named the first manufacturer in the world to earn the Safe and Compliant seal from the Polyurethane Manufacturer’s Association.
The trade association sets standards for the castable polyurethane industry. It was started in the 1970s as a coalition of companies looking to share information and best practices, as well as to serve as a voice for good health, safety and environmental regulations.
The seal recognizes the company’s safe chemical handling practices.
During the past year, Molded Dimensions CEO Linda Katz, incoming president of the trade group, worked with other committee members to revamp the certification process.
By gaining certification, companies can use the Safe and Compliant Seal to communicate to employees and customers the benefits of a safe workplace, according to the association.
“One of our goals here at Molded Dimensions is to create a place where great people choose to work,” said Mike Katz, company president,
“Achieving this certification continues us along that path, but is also important for our customers who are being asked more than ever to certify the safety and environmental impact of their products to the component level and to understand the operations of their suppliers.”
Molded Dimensions traces its roots to 1954, when it operated at Robbins Plastics and Rubber in Cedarburg.
The company was purchased by Jay Meili in 1969, and renamed Molded Dimensions. It relocated to a new plant in Port Washington in 1973.
Linda and Mike Katz acquired the business in 2001. A decade later and after continually expanding its global presence, the company was named a Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year nominee.
Molded Dimensions specializes in the production of molded rubber and urethane components used in diverse sectors such as automotive, healthcare, electronics and electronics.