Westminster Tool was created in 1997 in the basement of Founder and President, Raymond Coombs Jr. (Ray). Ray’s passion for creation, and growing people has guided the company to grow from a single person tooling operation to a manufacturing solutions provider servicing an array of industries. In 2013, Ray embarked on a journey of improving his core business model to address two manufacturing challenges: an aging workforce and the hands-off moldmaking approach.
Ray went all in on his employee’s, investing heavily on internal training and human capital. The company incorporated manufacturing concepts, such as continuous improvement and lean principles, in addition to human development through continuous learning and emotional intelligence. In 2014, Westminster was recognized by Mold Making Technology as the Lead Time Leader for these efforts, and the impact they were having on our top and bottom line.
Since then, Westminster has developed a manufacturing solutions business, which empowers employees to improve the business and themselves, to learn and grow and take accountability for the success of customers. The foundation of this business model and internal culture is emotional intelligence – maintaining curiosity instead of assuming. This forces everyone at Westminster Tool to truly understand expectations, challenges and the ways to improve and grow to meet demands. Interested in learning how this relates to your projects?
- Complex Injection Mold Systems
- High Performance Component Production
- Composite Tools
- Engineered Applications