Herman Mold + Tooling Blog


We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in our journey as a family-owned, American-made company. H&H Mold + Tooling is proud to celebrate 35 years of delivering excellence in the world of custom aluminum blow molds. As we commemorate this momentous occasion, we also take pride in revealing our rebranding to Herman Mold + Tooling, Inc., reflecting our continued commitment to innovation, craftsmanship, and sustainability.

35 Years of Crafting Excellence

Over the past three and a half decades, our dedicated team of skilled craftsmen has built an impressive legacy of success. Since our establishment, we have meticulously crafted and delivered 8,976 molds, enabling our clients to bring their product visions to life. Each mold represents our unwavering dedication to precision, quality, and customer satisfaction.

Founders, Clayton Herman and Rick Herman shake hands.
President, Clayton Herman, and Vice President, Rick Herman, shake hands.

A picture of a plaque showcasing Fairfield Area Ambassadors officially greet and welcome H&H Mold & Tooling on April 16th, 1996 to the Chamber of Commerce.
April 16, 1996 H&H Mold & Tooling officially joins the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

An image of a newspaper article showing Rick Herman demonstrating on the Trace Digitizer, the largest in the midwest at the time propelling production for the shop.
Rick Herman demonstrating on the Trace Digitizer, the largest in the midwest at the time propelling production for the shop.

Embracing Sustainability

As we enter this new chapter, we step into our commitment to environmental stewardship. We are delighted to share that our facility is now 99% solar-powered, reflecting our dedication to sustainable manufacturing practices. By harnessing the power of renewable energy, we reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, greener future – and this is just the beginning!

An image of employees at Herman Mold + Tooling standing next the power switch for the solar array to power on for the first time since installation.
Mark Stinocher, Kyle Brewington, Rick Herman, Bryan Birchard, and Mike Schenk power on the solar power for the first time on December 1, 2022.

An image of two of the three solar arrays at Herman Mold + Tooling.
Solar Array installed at Herman Mold + Tooling.

Family-Owned and American-Made

At Herman Mold + Tooling, Inc., we are more than just a company; we are a tight-knit family. Based in the heartland of Iowa, we are proud to continue our legacy as a family-owned business. Our roots run deep, and we firmly believe in the power of American craftsmanship. Our skilled craftsmen bring passion, dedication, and years of experience to every mold they create, ensuring that our customers receive nothing but the best. We are so proud of our team and all that they do!!

The Herman Mold + Tooling team poses for a group photo.
Herman Mold + Tooling team poses for group photo.

Leading in Delivery, Accuracy, and Innovation

As we embark on the next phase of our journey, our objective remains unchanged—to be a leader in delivery, accuracy, and innovation. We continuously strive to surpass expectations, embracing cutting-edge technologies and refining our processes to deliver molds of unmatched precision and durability. With a steadfast focus on customer satisfaction, we aim to exceed our customers' needs and propel their success.


Join us in celebrating 35 years of excellence as we introduce Herman Mold + Tooling, Inc. We are immensely grateful for the trust and support of our valued customers, vendors, suppliers, partners, community, and our beloved families. As we move forward, we remain committed to providing exceptional craftsmanship, embracing sustainability, and driving innovation in the world of mold making. Here's to the next chapter of our journey together!