To give our customers a competitive advantage by building tools that work.
OUR CORPORATE VISION
We aspire to be a successful growing company which:
Engineers and manufactures custom tooling
Is trusted as a world-class organization
Creates powerful positive customer experiences
Builds strong employees and customers
Committed to our partners and community
ODC values its highly skilled and dedicated staff, utilizing advanced technology, ensuring profitable growth within a global environment.
We respect the following guiding principles…
Willing to learn & help
Works outside one’s comfort zone
Say what you do; do what you say
Follows through on commitments
Truthful & upfront
Takes ownership of tasks and mistakes
Shares ideas and objectives
Listens and co-operates with others
Encourages and inspires others
Supports achievements of others
Trained blacksmith and entrepreneur, Simon Levene, immigrated to Canada with his family in 1923 settling in Waterloo, Ontario. With insight and ambition, he opened a die shop, along with 5 skilled tradesmen, manufacturing the finest cutting dies available.
His son, Jack Levene, took the helm of ODC from 1930 to 1966 proficiently meeting the needs of the growing North American rubber, footwear and leather goods industries. During war time, Jack pivoted ODC to manufacture aircraft, optical instrument, among other custom machined and turned parts. After which he built a new state-of-the-art factory as the company continued to grow and entrench values of superior quality and committed service.
Carried over by third generation Martin Levene from 1966 – 1992, Martin distinguished ODC as an industry leader adapting processes and materials leading the cutting die industry and expanding the company’s interests into the automotive and thermoformed packaging industries.
Today, ODC is led by fourth-generation family member, Ronald Levene, along with his 5th generation sons, Casey and Elli. Together, with their strong committed team and influenced by previous generations, they continue to pursue opportunities of growth including the automated packaging and sealing industries.
Reinforced by ODC's innovative customer focused approach and honoring historical company values, ODC remains a leader in today’s demanding global tooling and packaging industries. The Waterloo, Canada headquarters is supported by its very capable US thermoforming mold facility located in Batavia, Illinois. Expansion continues by the newly formed SelectSeal Packaging Machinery with its technical support center in Sarasota, Florida.