SpecCast was founded in 1974 in Rockford, Illinois for the purpose of producing die cast belt buckles. While under the original management, the product line expanded slightly to include desk and trophy-type items. During the first three years in business, SpecCast employed up to ten people.
The late ´70s and early ´80s brought gradual improvements and expansions of process and product to SpecCast. The practice of investing greater amounts of time at the front-end of a project by creating precision molds which require little re-work increased sales and profits. Some of the bigger customers at the time were IH, Northrup King and John Deere. The product line included belt buckles, lapel pins, key chains, statues and replicas.
In 1986, the current owner of SpecCast, Dave Bell, purchased the business. Within a year, the company was moved from Rockford to Dyersville. Dave Bell´s thirteen years of employment within the die-cast collectible industry provided a broad and valuable base of experience for developing all areas of SpecCast.
The company is focused on diversifying products within existing product lines and pursuing new product categories that fit with existing distribution channels. SpecCast now releases collectible farm toy replicas, tractor-trailers, cars and polyresin products. The three market areas currently include agriculture (OEM products), retail and custom imprint (promotional and premium). Licensing has been obtained from such companies as John Deere, Case IH, AGCO, Ford and Chevy to name a few.
As time goes on, look for many more new and exciting products from SpecCast.