You read it correctly! The “B A” in B A Die Mold Inc. (Aurora, IL) stands for “badass,” meaning “of formidable strength or skill,” as defined by Merriam-Webster, explains the company’s latest release. During B A Die Mold’s 50-year history, the company has become widely known for its innovative solutions, including the patented PERC system for servo-unscrewing molds.
|Alan Petrucci, founder and CEO of B A
Die Mold Inc. and daughter Francine, President.
“For 50 years, our company has worked hard to enhance our customers’ revenue streams by successfully designing and manufacturing molds that many other mold builders won’t or can’t build,” said Francine Petrucci, President of B A Die Mold. “We are proud that several have been loyal clients of B A for most of these years. They return time and again for innovative solutions like our Programmable Electric Rotating Core (PERC) system, a time-tested and proven alternative to conventional hydraulic unscrewing.”
B A Die Mold builds small- to medium-sized, complex molds primarily for the medical device, water filtration, automotive, beauty and caps/closures industries. Services also include mold and new product design, as well as re-engineering of existing products, using 3D solid modeling. Rapid prototyping and prototype molds, in-house mold sampling and short-run production services are also available. “We pride ourselves on providing close-tolerance molds that meet unwavering U.S. quality and high standards,” said Alan Petrucci, company founder and CEO. “Customers, which also include other mold builders, have continually endorsed the statement with testimonials about the quality of our molds.”
Petrucci was honored by the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) as its 2011 Mold Builder of the Year. In addition, B A Die Mold was a founding AMBA member. “Community involvement and outreach is part of our DNA,” daughter Francine said. Both she and Alan continue to serve on AMBA’s Chicago chapter board of birectors and Alan is a past director of AMBA’s national board. Giving back to the trade is a heartfelt pursuit and is exemplified by the strides the Chicago AMBA has made in the area of workforce development, with Francine at the helm.
“We could not have achieved this business milestone without the incredibly talented team here at B A,” Francine says. “In addition, we simply must mention the amazing support we have received from many excellent, local vendor partners who have supported our operations for many, many years.”