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Hope Merrick

Hope Merrick

General Manager

Future Tech. Tooling and Die

General Manager for Future Tech. Tool and Die, and fourth generation to family owned business. Sister, daughter and serial entrepreneur dedicated to the growth and future of the Millennial generation.

"In order to succeed, you must last." - Russell J. Merrick

The Triad Group of Companies

Special Projects Coordinator

The Triad Group of Companies is the global leader in automated machinery for the housing industry, custom tool and die design, sales, and plastic injection molding, representing the highest level of excellence in the manufacturing industry. With current and upcoming special projects, the Triad Group sells machinery and products all around the world, and is responsible for 50% of engine parts in todays road vehicles.

Merrick Machine Company

Global Leaders in Automated Machinery for the Housing Industry

Merrick Machine Company, is the grand father company to the Triad Group. Created in 1960 by Jim I. Merrick, the company has grown to be the leading developer of automated machinery for the housing industry. MMC manufactures the popular Triad and Ruvo machinery lines for Wall Panel Equipment for Wood Framing · Wall Panel Equipment for Steel Framing · Stair Equipment · Material Handling Carts and more.

Triad Fastener

Custom Injection Molder

Triad Fastener is a custom injection molder, focusing on the automotive industry. Triad specializes in Two Shot, Gas Assist, two color molding, horizontal and vertical molding, Elastomeric Over molding, fabric over molding, product design, custom tooling, automated assembly and inspection, with injection machine capabilities ranging from 77 to 2200 ton presses.

Denver Plastics

Customer Plastic Injection Molder

Denver Plastics Wahoo (NE), and Denver Plastics Hudson (CO), are sister companies specializing in custom injection molding for consumer goods. The Denver Plastics facilities house the largest injection presses in the companies ranging from 380-2200 ton, with capabilities including Two Shot, Gas Assist, two color molding, horizontal and vertical molding, Elastomeric Over molding, fabric over molding, and more.

Fu-Tek Tooling and Design

Custom Tool and Die Shop

Fu-Tek Machine & Tooling produces injection molds for the molding divisions as well as other direct OEM accounts. Our products are used in both domestic and international markets serving automotive, recreational, medical, plumbing, manufacturing and agriculture industries. Fu-Tek offers engineerings and design, machining, and 3D printing assistance.

Triad Products

Manufacturing Assembly Company

Triad Products Co. is structured as a Limited Partnership with the other members of the Triad Group. With sustained and programmed growth, these they have continued to modernize and expand the physical assets, and state-of-the-art equipment. TP specializes in SMV emblems and accessories, Keg accessories, plastic bobbins, grease injectors.

Auto Dolly

Merrick Original

Merrick Machine is also the producers of the popular automotive accessory line known as the Auto Dolly, created in 2003. The Merrick Originals Line for the Auto Dolly has grown over the years to consists of over 40 accessory lines branching from garage usage and military needs, to racing, motorcycles, boats, cars, gardening, and more.

The Merrick Auto Museum

Classic and Foreign Automotive Collection

Today over 130 antique automobiles ranging from early 1900’s to the 1980’s. The collection encompasses mostly American made electric, steam and gas automobiles. Marques include all common makes: Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, but the latest focus has been the more rare orphan names such as: Mier, Gasmobile, Kearns, and Smith Flyer. With the participation of Russell Merrick , some of the foreign marques include Porsche, Ferrari, and Maserati.

Color Capsules

Recyclable Hair Products

The ColorCapsule is a reusable replacement to hair foils. The patented design the ColorCapsule is made from lightweight, clear plastic, so you can see the color as it processes. The ColorCapsule acts as a palette for easy application and requires less colorant per application, in some cases up to 30% less.

Molding Connections

Plastic Injection Molding Job Site

Established in 2013, Molding Connection’s goals are to help connect molding Professionals in their industries and strengthen the Manufacturing community for continued success and growth. This interactive site offers job-seekers the ability to search for an opening based on geographical preferences, type of job, and when the job was posted.

The Triad Group Photos

Russ Merrick

Russ Merrick at the GI Games


Merrick Machine Intramural Softball

MMC Intramural Softball team


Darrens 6 Year Anniversary

Team member Darren's 6 year anniversary celebration.


MMC Magazine Spotlight

MMC was spotlighted in the US Builders Review


Manufacturing Tours

Parts laid out with a TF mold during a school tour


Triad Fastener Tour

Manager, Troy Carswell, explaining a injection molding press.


MMC Toys for Tots Donation

A collection of toys donated to Toys for Tots by MMC customers


Jim I. Merrick donation to Stuhr

Jim Merrick donated a wood working shop to Stuhr Museum, which is still used for classes and events


Russ Merrick

Russ Merrick before a board meeting at The Triad Group.


Merrick Auto Museum

Russ Merrick standing in the auto museum reviewing poster purchased at Cruise Car Auction.


Master Molders

Master molder Audie Adams, and leading scientific molder, Johb Bozzelli