Meese, Inc. was founded in 1931 by Edwin W. Meese in Madison, Ind. Meese pioneered the design and development of canvas carts and containers for the laundry industry and was among the first companies to manufacture with fiberglass and polyethylene plastics. Meese executives founded the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM - Rotomolding.org) and expanded into a wide range of markets, growing a customer list that includes Procter & Gamble, UPS, IBM, Disney, Crayola, Titleist, PPG, Toro and Philip Morris.
In 1993, Meese founded Meese Orbitron Dunne (MOD) as a division of Meese, Inc. after the company acquired rotational molders Orbitron Industries, Delphos, Ohio and Dunne Plastics, Ashtabula, Ohio. Recognized for its design engineering and rotational molding expertise, MOD earned a slate of awards for innovation in product design and development while recording 11 consecutive years of revenue growth.
The company opened a new facility in La Mirada, Calif. In 2001 and currently operates more than 20 rotational molding machines in four facilities nationally:
- Saddle Brook, NJ
- Ashtabula, OH
- Madison, IN
- La Mirada, CA
The family-owned, privately held company also offers a range of associated services including vacuum forming, powder coating, sewing and metal fabrication, as well as a host of secondary operations.
Meese Orbitron Dunne encompasses these divisions: