HistoryLocated in Dyersville, Iowa . . .
SpecCast is a leading manufacturer of quality die-cast, polyresin and pewter collectibles including 1:25 vehicles, 1:64 tractor-trailers, 1:16 farm tractors, pewter belt buckles and new polyresin lawn & garden statuary, garden rocks and stepping stones.
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 cars, tractor-trailers, farm toy replicas and polyresin lawn and garden products. The four market areas currently include agriculture (OEM products), retail, custom imprint (promotional and premium) and new lawn and garden. Licensing has been obtained from such companies as John Deere, Hershey´s, Case IH, Shell, CITGO and the U.S. Postal Services to name a few.
SpecCast is also a leader in several up and coming product lines. Many new and exciting products outside of our traditional die-cast and pewter offerings were introduced in the past few years. Some of these new products include poly-resin replicas, lawn and garden statuary and garden rocks, and new precision detail level farm tractors and crawlers. As time goes on, look for many more new and exciting products from SpecCast.