Last Chance to Enter Leadtime Leader Competition

Today is the last chance to take advantage of an opportunity to earn the respect of the entire industry—and to have your achievements recognized with an article and video in MoldMaking Technology.

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Now in its 13th year, the Leadtime Leader Awards honors North American operations that demonstrate innovation, efficiency, quality and commitment in mold building, engineering, repair and management.  

Are you proud of your mold manufacturing business? Would you consider it to be successful? Have you experienced growth, added capabilities, reached new milestones, or otherwise moved your company forward in the past couple of years? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” it would be a crime to miss out on our Leadtime Leader competition, which wraps up Friday, January 30. After all, the potential benefit far outweighs the few minutes it might take to fill out the form.

For evidence of that, look no further than the experience of last year's winner, Westminster Tool. This Connecticut injection mold manufacturer received a MoldMaking Technology article and a video highlighting its strategies for rapidly expanding services and capabilities without getting overwhelmed by its own growth.

Given that the article was our June-issue cover story, Westminster got maximum exposure to our roughly 20,000 North American subscribers, a number that includes a relatively sizeable portion of molders and OEMs in addition to toolmakers. That issue was also distributed at the annual Amerimold show, where Westminster received the award and an honorary plaque at a ceremony in front of show attendees.

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Andy Joly, senior toolmaker at Westminster Tool (right), looks on as apprentice machinist Brian Johnston reassembles a mold and prepares it for validation. Read the article to learn more about the shop's workforce development efforts. (Photo courtesy of Creative Technology Corp.)

Beyond robust editorial coverage and formal recognition at the show, this year’s Leadtime Leader award winners will receive a free, 10- by 10-foot booth at Amerimold (scheduled for June 17-18 in Rosemont, Illinois) and special, targeted advertising program with our sister publication, Plastics Technology (and thus, exposure to even more potential customers).

In fact, you don’t even have to win to increase your exposure through Leadtime Leaders. The runner-up will be recognized with an Honorable Mention award as well as its own video and feature article (last year's Honorable Mention went to Aalbers Tool and Mold). Even if you don't make either of the top two slots, I may end up calling you later for future coverage if I'm intrigued by the material in your questionairre. 

Don't miss out on this oppportunity. Apply here (and rest assured all information is confidential and used only in the selection process, which is conducted by MoldMaking Technology in consultation with our Editorial Advisory Board. Should you win, you’ll have the opportunity to review any resulting editorial prior to publication). 

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