From a small pole barn in Galesburg to a combined total of over 75,000 sq. ft. over multiple facilities and dozens of machines, MCM has been able to expand exponentially since being founded in 2007.
Miniature Custom Manufacturing (MCM) began in a very small pole barn in Richland, Michigan. At the time there was just one job, one 55 Ton Arburg Allrounder 320C Golden Injection Molding Machine, and one employee managing the day to day operations of the facility.
Bigger facility, more machines
From the pole barn, MCM moved to Galesburg, Michigan into a larger, 2,000 sq. ft. facility. MCM then purchased two additional 55 Ton Arburg Allround 320C Golden Injection Molding Machines.
One year later, MCM doubled the size of the facility to 4,000 sq. ft. and purchased three more injection molding machines – one 38 Ton Arburg, one 110 Ton Arburg, and one 77 Ton 2-Shot Arburg.
Rapid growth and a new location
Due to the rapid growth of our company, MCM ran out of space! MCM was fortunate to move once again to a new location, a 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Vicksburg, Michigan.
This new space was quickly filled with the purchase of more injection molding machines and other necessary equipment.
In the Spring of 2015, MCM added 15,000 sq. ft. to the current facility, increasing the total size to 25,000 sq. ft.
45,000 sq. ft. of total space
November of 2016, MCM purhcased another 20,000 sq. ft. facility located next-door to the existing facility. The new building became the corporate offices for MCM, also providing some warehousing capabilities.
This new purchase put MCM at a combined total of 45,000 sq. ft. with both facilities and a total of 14 injection molding machines.
More machines for more projects
By 2019, MCM had grown to 17 injection molding machines, four six-axis robots, and several pickers.
Quickly outgrowing its warehouse, MCM reconfigured the space and purchased two additional forklift isle pickers, and added two storage containers.
Readjustments and plans on hold
Continued growth created the need for an additional 4 injection molding machines, another robot and CNC cutting machine, and approval for a 30,000 sq. ft. addition.
When COVID hit, the addition was put on hold. MCM readjusted and purchased two additional storage containers.
Breaking new ground
MCM finally broke ground on the new 32,000 sq. ft. facility.
Home at last
Officially moved into the new facility, MCM added more presses over 500T, added a bridge crane for large molds, and has already had to rent a trailer for overflow.