Company History

John, Tim, and Tom Holland prepare their basement for MMD while Carol Holland takes this photo

1974:  John, Tim, and Tom Holland expand their basement for MMD while Carol Holland takes this photo.

The old pole barn that the entire family helped refurbish for MMD


1977:  The old pole barn that the entire family helped refurbish for MMD

1972

John and Carol Holland start Metro Mold & Design (MMD) in the basement of their Minnetonka, MN home and begin manufacturing molds. They finance the business with a $5,000 loan from Robert and Luella Holland (John’s parents), and then secure a $7,500 bank loan.

1973

John and Carol make MMD their full-time business, and anticipate the company growing to three employees.

1977

John and Carol move MMD to the garage of their new home in Otsego, MN.

1979

MMD moves to an old pole barn on John and Carol’s property which their entire family helped to refurbish.

1981

John and Carol purchase land in Rogers, MN to build a manufacturing facility for future growth.  Interest rates are around 18%.

1983

Construction finishes on a new building which includes an 80’ x 80’ manufacturing facility and 20’ x 40’ office space.

1985

With seven employees, MMD moves into the new building using half the space and renting the other half to another business.

1990

MMD expands into the other half of the building, and anticipates growing to 20 employees.

1996

The company continues to grow and purchases adjacent land for building expansion.

1996

Tim Holland (John and Carol’s son) who began working at MMD as a child begins to assume leadership of MMD.

1997

The Rogers, MN facility undergoes a 9,600 sq. ft. addition and remodeling, bringing the building to 16,800 total sq. ft.

2001

Tim Holland begins to purchase MMD from his parents.

2001

Tim and Tom Holland (Tim’s brother) form a custom plastic injection molding business named Critical To Function (CTF).

2004

MMD launches ExpressParts™, its rapid injection molding and prototype service.

2005

MMD purchases CTF, making Tom Holland a MMD shareholder and adding 15,400 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.

2006

MMD purchases the assets of Accutech Mold and Engineering, a 5,000 sq. ft. mold manufacturing facility in Little Falls, MN.

2006

MMD acquires ICM Plastics in Rogers, MN, adding thermoset plastic molding and extrusion blow molding capabilities, and bringing manufacturing space to 220,000 total sq. ft.

2009

MMD pulls through one of the biggest economic downturns in U.S. history, emerging as a stronger and more focused company.