Core Molding Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1988 (original name is Core Materials Corporation) and now based in Columbus, Ohio. The company manufactures sheet molding compounds (SMC), and molds fiberglass reinforced plastics. It occupies over 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing space and its mainly subsidiaries are in Matamoros, Mexico, Gaffney, South Carolina, and Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2011, Core Molding Technologies formed Core Specialty Composites, LLC. 1980: The predecessor company Columbus Plastic Operations was set up. 1996: The company (firstly named Core Materials Corporation) was set up and acquired Columbus Plastic Operations. 2002: The company changed its name to Core Molding Technologies, Inc. 2011: The company formed Core Specialty Composites, LLC In March 2013, Core Molding Technologies, Inc. received a significant new business opportunity award from Volvo Group North America LLC.