“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 which is 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 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 our 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 own unique training program for future mold makers and machinists designed to expose trainees to a variety of manufacturing equipment, processes and related activities used in the manufacture of custom injection molds.

Accede’s mold maker apprenticeship is six years – two years more than the industry standard. Apprentices are developed through daily guidance and encouragement, formal training and education, as well as hands-on experience alongside a Lead Mold Maker.

Accede’s Leadership encourages and promotes continuous 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® League, Elevate Haitiand His Branches Community.