The History of
ADM and API
Die and Mold Services from a Small Garage
Following many years of hands-on experience in the die and mold industry, Anthony (Tony) Augustine, Jr. decided to go into business, and in 1995, he founded Augustine Die & Mold, Inc. (ADM) as a small mold shop out of his garage. Word quickly grew throughout the region about his quality craftsmanship and business grew with repeat business from satisfied customers.
Business continued to grow and quickly outgrew Mr. Augustine’s small garage. Five years later, to support this expansion, he purchased a 31,000-square-foot building in the Somerset Industrial Park in Somerset, Pennsylvania. To keep up with the latest technologies, he continued to invest in state-of-the-art equipment, including precision CNC mills and lathes, EDM workstations, and a high-pressure waterjet.
To demonstrate his commitment to quality, continuous improvement, on-time delivery, and ultimately customer satisfaction, he pursued and obtained ISO 9001 and AS9100 certification.
Adding Injection Molding Services
ADM’s continued growth increased the need for greater access to plastic injection molding machines to sample molds. In 2008, with the acquisition of a neighboring plastic injection molding division, Mr. Augustine founded Augustine Plastics, Inc. (API). With this established molding capability and highly experienced workforce, API was able to quickly assist ADM, and both companies quickly grew into additional industry markets.
Combining Operations in 221,000-Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility
With these complementary businesses in hand, Mr. Augustine recognized the value of having ADM and API under one roof, and in 2010, he purchased a 221,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Somerset Industrial Park. The companies then relocated together with plenty of room for expansion with additional state-of-the-art equipment, which positioned them to better serve a wide array of industries.
ADM and API Provide Distinct and Integrated Services
Today, with ADM and API providing full-service contract manufacturing services including precision machining, tool and mold design/build/repair/maintenance, waterjet cutting, metal injection molding, and plastic injection molding under one roof, the companies offer what very few competitors can – a true one-stop shop for end-to-end custom parts manufacturing.
ADM and API provide a full spectrum of both distinct and integrated services for the core markets of Aerospace, Defense/Military, Energy, Healthcare, and Water/Wastewater Treatment, and more, with customers ranging from the U.S. Government, small privately owned companies, and Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 companies.
In 1995, Mr. Augustine founds Augustine Die & Mold, Inc. (ADM) as a small mold shop out of his garage.
ADM outgrows garage and Mr. Augustine purchases and expands into this 31,000-square-foot facility in the Somerset Industrial Park, Somerset, PA. in 2000.
To meet demands for product prototypes and production samples, Mr. Augustine acquires an injection molding division from a neighboring facility. In 2008, he founds Augustine Plastics, Inc. (API).
In 2010, Mr. Augustine purchases this 221,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Somerset Industrial Park, and ADM and API combine operations under one roof, where the companies operate today.