Honoring the Industry

The Annual Leadtime Leader Awards—sponsored by Progressive Components—were designed to recognize outstanding North American mold manufacturers.

The Annual Leadtime Leader Awards—sponsored by Progressive Components—were designed to recognize outstanding North American mold manufacturers and their ability to succeed in a globally competitive environment. Both MoldMaking Technology and Progressive extend their sincere congratulations to this year’s honorees.

Large Shop: Commercial Tool and Die, Inc. (Comstock Park, MI)
Todd Finley, VP and Don Brecken, Director of Quality both accepted the Award.
CTD combines employee innovation with the latest, greatest technology and equipment to design, manufacture and maintain not only plastic injection molds, but also gas-assist, compression and two-shot injection molds.

Small Shop: Byrne Tool & Die (Rockford, MI)
Tim Warwick, General Manager was present to accept.
This family-owned company has just 15 employees to turn out molds in an average of five to six weeks—specializing in product development, plastic injection molds, fixture design and build, and repair.

Large Shop Honorable Mention: Armin Tool & Mfg. (South Elgin, IL)
Rich Lauritzen, Technical Sales Engineer accepted the Award.
Sixty-five employees strong, this shop’s business philosophy is quality, price, delivery and customer service; average leadtime is 16 weeks.

Small Shop Honorable Mention: Elite Mold & Engineering (Shelby Twp, MI)
Joseph Mandeville, President was present to accept.
With just 21 employees, leadtimes average five days for small parts and three weeks for medium/large parts. The company believes in continuous and process improvement, and continues to accelerate leadtimes with the purchase of high-speed equipment.

For more details on this year’s winners visit www.moldmakingexpo.com for their panel presentations or if you would like to nominate your shop for our 2010 Awards simply visit www.moldmakingtechnology.com/awards to submit your entry.

Large shop winner   The Byrne Tool & Die team.
Large shop winner, Commercial Tool and Die.
(From left to right) Don Brecken, CTD Director
of Quality and Safety, Sherry Baranek and
Christina Fuges, MMT and Todd Finley, VP CTD.
  The Byrne Tool & Die team.

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