• 1222 Antioch Road , Somerville, AL. 35670
  • 1150 Industrial Parkway Unit 105, Newberg, OR 97132
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About Us

Amdek, Inc. originated in 1991 by Robert Tetzlaff, the son of a naturalized citizen Roger W. Tetzlaff, who immigrated to the United States in 1949 as an indentured servant. Robert was trained “old world school,” meaning if you ran or sold a machine, you learned how to build one. He went to Germany for 10 months as an apprentice at Battenfeld GMBH to learn all aspects of building a molding machine.

Robert started on the ground floor of pad printing as an independent sales representative in the early 1980s when ITW Trans Tech came to the United States. This position allowed him the privilege of working with and learning from hundreds of companies and a vast array of manufacturing, quality and large-scale production processes. The 30+ years experience, knowledge and practice has enabled Amdek to offer unique solutions for the most difficult of projects.

More recently, Amdek Inc. purchased Dave Shepard Enterprises in Hillsboro, OR. We are headquartered in Somerville, AL, with additional decorating facilities in Baileyton, AL and Newberg, Oregon.

The Amdek team takes pride in almost 30 years of hands-on-service, old-world values, superior products, start-up assistance, and pure loyalty and dedication to all their customers.

Amdek, Inc. Timeline


Robert Tetzlaff joined his father selling injection molding machines for Battenfeld and pad printing machines for the brand-new American company, Trans Tech America.


Robert is top salesperson for Trans Tech of America


Robert Tetzlaff buys RWT Plastics Systems from his retired father and changes the name to Alabama Molding and Decorating or Amdek, Inc. Starts up with 3 Battenfeld molding machines and 5 customers


Robert is top salesperson for Trans Tech of America


Devastating fire guts Amdek’s molding facility. Within months, Amdek is back up and running with 3 new Cincinnati Milacron molding machines.


Amdek purchases a new 165-ton Cincinnati Milacron molding machine


Amdek purchases a new 33-ton Cincinnati Milacron molding machine


Amdek’s customer base grows to over 40


Amdek begins working with Wilson Sporting Goods to print all their custom logo orders


Wolf Tetzlaff joins Amdek to become the third generation to work in the injection molding and custom plastics decorating industry


Amdek acquires Custom Impressions, an Alabama pad print company.
Robert Tetzlaff develops a compostable plastic material


Amdek acquires Shepherd Enterprises in Oregon and establishes a presence on the West Coast


Purchases a 165 ton Roboshot from Cincinnati Milacron


Wolf Tetzlaff becomes President and CEO of Amdek. Robert becomes CTO to focus on improving the company’s technology.

Since its inception, Amdek has steadily grown and provided employment for its little corner of North Alabama and now Oregon.