Established in 1948, Mel-Co-Ed, Inc. began as a metal manufacturer for the Southern New England lighting industry. Mel-Co-Ed, at the time, was a leading producer of high-end banding and galleries for lighting fixtures.
During the mid-1950's, we began to produce ornamental jewelry findings for high fashion women's jewelry as well as men's accessories. We quickly became one of the few manufacturers focusing exclusively on men's accessories. Our line grew to exceed over ten thousand items.
In the late 1970's, the trend to designer brands caught on and Mel-Co-Ed began producing for Pierre Cardin, Ralph Lauren and other leading fashion houses. The designer label houses allowed Mel-Co-Ed to retool, quite literally. We invested in state-of-the-art tooling technology, giving the ability to produce high-volume stampings of extremely high quality.
Our technological edge is one of the reasons we have been able to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions to deliver quality products at a reasonable price, made right in the U.S A.
In over a half century in the industry, Mel-Co-Ed has developed and produced over 30,000 custom and open-line products. These days we are the leading producer, serving the advertising specialty, automotive, furniture, giftware, golf, sporting goods and home interior market sectors.