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H.S. Die & Engineering
www.hsdie.com / HQ: Grand Rapids, Mich. / Dave Zuspann, CFO: "We are undergoing a rather
significant business transformation to put into place more modern and robust business processes."

Midwest

Building On Success

with a newly formed management team, h.s. die is moving
further into automation. by bianca herron

Since its inception, H.S. Die & Engineering has prided itself on helping
to advance the manufacturing industry with its expertise in injection
mold design and production, as well
as custom-designed and -built automation equipment.
The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based
company has made major investments in machine tool and machining
practice technology, and has actively
researched and developed new techniques and tooling. H.S. Die's commitment to new technology and manufacturing practices began in 1978 with
a major investment in computerized
design and machining capabilities. It
was one of the first companies in the
industry to utilize CAD/CAM technology, and has since been at the forefront of development and deployment
of design and programming software.
What began as a garage shop and a
vision has grown into a multi-facility
company and leader in the mold-making industry. Husband-and-wife Harold and Marcia Steele founded the
company in 1969, and today Marcia
Steele remains the sole owner and
CEO of the company.

sales in automation equipment
grew 300 percent in 2017 for
h.s. die and account for 25
percent of its business.

Seeing Growth
H.S. Die has historically been a designer and manufacturer of plastic injection mold tools for a variety of industries. "We specialize in tools used
to make large automotive parts, such
as door panels, fascia's, instrument
panels, center consoles and more,"
CFO Dave Zuspann notes.
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