PMD has been a part of Gary’s life for as long as he can remember. His father, Albie Kitts, started the business in 1985. At only 15 years old, Gary began working with his dad and learned by watching him, and Gary’s had a hand in every aspect of the business ever since.
Gary truly values what he does, as it gives him a sense of fulfillment and achievement. He loves working with the employees here and building relationships with the customers.
He also enjoys seeing new tooling come in that he never saw before, as well as being able to see the entire process from beginning to end.
From completing payroll to scheduling block time for customers, Office Manager Joy Dennison handles just about everything there is to do behind the scenes at Plastic Molding Development.
Joy has managed operations at PMD for 20 years, and she continues to appreciate the challenges that every new day brings.
“I like the customer service, and I like that it’s family-owned and that it’s a small company. It’s more family-oriented,” she said.
She also enjoys maintaining relationships with regular customers as well as meeting new ones.
“We meet a variety of people, which makes every day interesting and insightful,” she said.
History of PMD
After working in the molding industry for 20 years, Albie Kitts founded Plastic Molding Development in 1985. For five years, it was located in a 10,000-square-foot building in Sterling Heights and only offered two machines.
Over the next three decades, all that changed dramatically.
In the early 1990s, PMD relocated to a 35,000-square-foot building about a half-mile away from the original site. Today, it features 10 machines of various sizes, including state-of-the-art automated machines as well as the first machine Mr. Kitts ever had. Today, the company includes 25 employees who are available to assist customers in molding development and short-run production.
The business has become more high-tech over the years and now serves companies globally, such as GM, Ford, Chrysler, Mercedes, and BMW. Through it all, it maintains a friendly, hometown atmosphere and values its roots in the local Sterling Heights community.