MD in the News
Nervous about public speaking? Try these five expert tricksBy Milwaukee Business Journal | December 26, 2019
If you have an important presentation coming up, you may be feeling anxious. This is completely normal -- even experienced speakers can be nervous before a speaking engagement.
Luckily, you don't have to let those fears overtake you. Many members of Milwaukee Business Journal Leadership Trust have extensive experience in public speaking and have learned how to manage their pre-speech jitters to deliver a great presentation. Below, five of them share the tricks they use to get primed and ready before speaking in public.
Get your business off to a great start in the new year with these 10 strategiesBy The Business Journals | December 5, 2019
Some companies see a surge of business during the holiday season, while others wind down the year more slowly. There are ways to take advantage of whichever situation your company is in to finish strong and set up a great year ahead.
Below, 10 members of Business Journals Leadership Trust share their strategies for making the most of the holiday season.
Al Mejia CEO of Molded Dimensions invited to join Milwaukee Business Journal Leadership TrustMilwaukee Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in Southeastern Wisconsin
Milwaukee, October 25, 2029 — Al Mejia, CEO of Molded Dimensions, has been invited to join Milwaukee Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Milwaukee area.
Molded Dimensions: Where Great People Choose to WorkBy Dianna Brodine, managing editor, Inside Rubber | January 2019
Molded Dimensions LLC has been in business since 1954. The company moved to Port Washington, Wisconsin, in 1973, where it has grown into a 100+-employee, three- shift facility with four separate divisions: rubber, cast urethane, moldmaking and strategic sourcing. President Mike and CEO Linda Katz purchased the business in 2001, and its project base focuses on low- to medium-volume custom manufacturing. This niche serves Molded Dimensions well, keeping its customer portfolio diversified and ensuring a continuous stream of interesting technical projects.
RPN Executive of Year: Linda Katz excels at Molded DimensionsBy Rubber & Plastics News | December 14, 2015
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis.—Linda Katz has been part of a manufacturing environment virtually her entire life.
Her father, Lorand Spyers-Duran, launched plastics injection molder Sussex, Wis.-based Sussex Plastics Inc.—now called Susses IM Inc.—in 1977, which gave the 10-year-old an opportunity to view first-hand what it was like to work in a factory.
Molded Dimensions Named TOP WORKPLACESPort Washington, WI, June 2015 - On Friday, June 12th 2015, Molded Dimensions, was honored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as one of the Top Workplaces in southeast Wisconsin. This is the fourth year in a row MD has earned this esteemed award.
Several months ago, MD employees were surveyed. It is from the workplace survey responses that MD was chosen as a Top Workplaces company. The MD responses are compared to local and national averages in the areas of execution, work environment, connection, company direction, supervisions, and pay/benefits. MD continues to beat the industry averages by as much as 40% on these criteria.
Molded Dimensions expands in piecesBy Tom Held of Milwaukee Business Journal | June 12, 2015
Linda Katz enjoys watching a tractor, airplane or motorcycle on the move and thinking: "I have a little piece of that."
The owner and CEO of Molded Dimensions will have more of those moments as the business expands this fall from its base in Port Washington to 21,000 feet of space in two buildings it purchased from Great Lakes Marine Services on Highway W in Grafton.
One of the former Great Lakes Marine buildings will be used to house KM Tooling, a machine and tool shop Molded Dimensions bought in October.
2015 Top WorkplacesBy the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 12, 2015
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been recognizing the Top Workplaces in southeastern Wisconsin for six years, giving businesses and organizations here an opportunity to celebrate and share their best practices.
Molded Dimension expands operation, capabilitiesBy Rubber & Plastics News | May 20, 2015
Urethane and rubber product maker Molded Dimensions has expanded its operation and increased its capabilities with the addition of a mold maker.
It also plans to purchase another facility in late May to house its latest acquisition and a division that's presently housed at its complex of buildings in Port Washington, Wis.
Molded Dimensions recently purchased Knuth Machine and Tool, based in Grafton, Wis., for an undisclosed amount and renamed the business KM Tooling, according to Mike Katz, president of Molded Dimensions.
Two Port Companies Named Top WorkplacesBy Ozaukee Press | June 18, 2014
Two Port Washington companies, Molded Dimensions and independent insurance agency Ansay & Associates, have been named two of the top workplaces in Wisconsin based on a polling of company employees.
The award was presented last week by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The process drew 1,121 nominations, with 150 companies earning the recognition. It was the third year in a row Molded Dimensions has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in southeast Wisconsin. With Linda Katz as chief executive officer, Molded Dimensions is a certified woman-owned business. The company, which has been in business for more than 60 years, has two manufacturing facilities in Port Washington. It produces molded and cast polyurethane mechanical components.
Parts maker Molded Dimensions focuses on learning, performingBy Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel | May 18, 2012
If new hires at Molded Dimensions make it through the first year or two, CEO Linda Katz says there's a good chance they will still be working at the company a decade later.
There's some turnover at the Port Washington maker of rubber and polyurethane parts, but most of it occurs in the first 24 months. After that, Katz says, employees are likely to settle in and take advantage of benefits such as company-paid college tuition.
"We are very big education advocates," said Katz, who has a degree in mechanical engineering and material science from Duke University.
Paddling Partner offers a bit of stabilityBy Mark Jaeger of the Ozaukee Press | January 6, 2010
[Vopal] looked for other solutions and found his answer much closer to home, at Port Washington's Molded Dimensions.
"We looked all over the country, but found a great team right in Port with Aaron Stanek, Carol Nikolaus and Ehan Khan," Vopal said.
Switching the material to urethane, which Molded Dimensions works with regularly, proved to be the key.
It provides a solid base, with a nylon bolt connecting the 9.5 pound BB-filled canister to a flexible, black frame. The device is portable, easily installed and removed without damaging the boat.