Below represents some of the important work MDI offers. Please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more.
Company: Worldwide leading manufacturer of drainage products for a variety of industries & applications.
Product: Linear & Square Drains
Product Description: Artistic Shower Drains for commercial & residential remodel and new construction.
Product Type: New Styles Added to Existing Product Line
Sales Channel: Big Box Retail (e.g., Lowes Home Improvement); Commercial sales
Project Overview: The customer was approached by big box retailers looking to carry their line. They needed to differentiate their current product offering in a lower cost version for retail sales. We worked with them through the design phase to decrease molding and tooling costs. To help defer costs more, we took over the packaging and assembly of the product which includes sealing clamshells around the fully assembled product with all of the artwork included making the product ready for retail sales.
Keys to Winning the Business: MDI was chosen to manufacture all 12 SKU’s in their retail line. We were chosen based on our willingness to work with the customer to reduce costs in both molding and tooling from the design phase through final packaging. The customer appreciates the sense of urgency and timeliness we give to all of their projects.
Company: Stinger Tees, Inc. (Cleveland, OH)
Company Description: Stinger Tees, Inc. manufacturers golf accessories including the popular Stinger Golf Tees used around the world by amateur and professional golfers.
Product: Divot Devil™ Ball Mark Repair Tool
Product Description: Revolutionary ball mark repair tool used in the Golf industry.
Product Type: New Product
Sales Channel: Golf Stores (e.g., Dick’s Sporting Goods), Web sales
Project Overview: The concept prototype was brought to MDI made out of all stainless steel parts. During our initial "design for manufacturing" consultations, we determined that plastic was more cost effective and drew a design with an assembly of four plastic parts where the wire form “forks” had to be over-molded. The part needed weight to feel substantial, be cost effective to manufacture, and display a classy look to fit the target market. A plan was developed knowing there would be a short initial production run and minimal sales to help keep the costs down. So, we made a “family” mold (all four parts in one mold), and as sales increase, we will design separate molds to handle the larger production runs. Lastly, as the parts come off the press, we minimize time and handling by assembling the components during the cycle. A station is set up near the press to complete the packaging process where we purchased equipment to seal the card stock and PVC blister to box and ship.
Keys to Winning the Business: Providing an affordable mold and piece price for the customer was the key to get this project to work. With multiple mold maker options, we chose a supplier which fit the customer’s budget and time to market constraints.
To learn more about this company, please visit: www.Stingertees.com.