1972—Robert (Bob) Walters Sr. began producing steel rule dies for printers in the basement of his home. This new business soon became Madison Cutting Die. As printers grew and the need for cutting dies grew, Bob saw the increasing need for die cutting. He invested in a Thompson clamshell hand press and started running jobs along with making the dies. Finding success with this model, Bob started renting space for his growing business.
1996—In the need for more space, Bob builds our current facility at 2547 Progress Road. Foil stamping sports trading cards and die cutting POGS were opportunities that led to tremendous growth during this time.
1998—Bob retired and sold the business to Dave Boyer (CEO) and Joan McNutly (President). The company had grown to a full-size finisher complete with stamping, embossing, diecutting, folding/gluing, UV coating, and plastics conversion capabilities. Also a name change; Madison Cutting Die became MCD Incorporated.
2015—MCD becomes 100% employee-owned. Ownership transfer was conducted via Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and provides employees with the ability to accumulate capital for their future retirement.
MCD is proud to be celebrating 50 years as a company in 2022! Quite the milestone for what started as a one man operation in a basement.
To commemorate our golden anniversary, we created a branded packaging piece (see below). The elegant art deco pattern and logos are done completely in gold and black foil stamping. The top lid features our 50th anniversary logo in a striking burnished deboss.
MCD 50th Anniversary Unfolding Box