MME Group’s priorities are its employees first, customers second and profits third. “The people drive customer satisfaction and satisfied customers drive profits,” President and CEO Bob Archambault says. “We have been able to grow significantly and without adding overhead and management.”
Founder Don Chlebeck had a passion for mold making and the tool and die trade, so he started the Vadnais Heights, Minn.–based company in 1974 as Minnesota Mold & Engineering. From the momentum of Minnesota Mold in 2000, Archambault and his partner Brian Bussmann developed the full-service contract manufacturer into MME Group. “I started as an employee and am now the principal owner,” Archambault says. “We took the company from under $1 million in sales and today we are approaching $20 million in sales.”
The company specializes in cleanroom contract manufacturing, silicone molding, two-shot molding, complex sub-assemblies, engineering and Asian sourcing, and continues to add disciplines to its portfolio.