“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William Pollard


In November of 1981, Alton Fox opened Accede Mold & Tool Co., Inc. – a 4,500 square foot shop in Webster, New York, with just two employees. In the years that followed, we have expanded into a 44,000-square-foot, world-class facility located on the northwest side of Rochester, New York.
Under the leadership of Roger Fox, Accede has added a second facility in Rochester available to customers for turn-key and full systems integration around our plastic injection molds.
Accede’s Quality Management System was first registered in 1995 to meet the QS 9000 standard and is currently upgraded to ISO 9001:2015.
Quality and customer satisfaction have always been the primary objectives of our highly skilled and knowledgeable team. Our Leadership’s commitment to investing in training, modern equipment, and facilities updates have been the key to our growth.


For many years, Accede has realized that our future and ability to meet our customer’s needs depends on having the “best of the best” people. Our Engineers hold degrees from some of the top universities, including Cornell, RPI, and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Under the direction of Roger Fox, we established our unique Accede Mold & Tool Training Program for future mold makers and machinists. It is designed to not only educate, but to expose trainees to various manufacturing equipment, processes, and related activities used to manufacture custom injection molds. Apprentices grow through daily guidance and encouragement, formal training and education, and hands-on experience alongside a Lead Mold Maker.

Accede’s Leadership encourages continuing education and participation in industry conferences, classes, and webinars for all our team members.


Accede is a privately-held, family-owned company where traditional family values have shaped our company’s unique culture. Honesty, integrity, kindness, and a strong work ethic make up the fabric of who we are, and employees and customers are cherished as family.

Accede employees are offered a wide array of team bonding opportunities through social and sporting events, including the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge®, which supports health and fitness, teamwork, and camaraderie in the corporate communities across the U.S. and abroad while raising funds for charities.

Accede is committed to giving back to our community and our industry. Accede happily invests time, resources, and capital in local and global causes, including FIRST® LEGO® Leaguethe Open Door Mission, and Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach.


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