What is a Leadtime Leader?

We define it as a North American mold manufacturer that demonstrates outstanding innovation, efficiency, quality and commitment within its moldmaking operations.

Does this describe your shop? If so, it’s about time you entered MoldMaking Technology’s annual Leadtime Leader Awards competition. Not only do these awards recognize outstanding North American mold manufacturers, they help shops build brand awareness, attract new customers, boost morale and distinguish themselves as industry leaders among the competition.

Here is how our 2014 winners feel about the awards:

“It is truly an honor and a privilege to receive this year’s Leadtime Leader Award. We consider this one of the most prestigious awards in our industry, and the fact that we are in the company of some of the best in the country that have won this award is a clear testimony to the passion we have for our profession.”—Ray Coombs, President, Westminster Tool

“If I was asked 32 years ago if we ever thought we would be as successful as we are today, I would say, ‘Yes!’ Everyone has ideals and goals, and my idea of success is exactly where we are today: a solid, healthy company with good people and an outstanding product. Winning the Leadtime Leader Honorable Mention confirms that distinction within our industry. We thank the team of judges for recognizing our ability and innovation. The entire Aalbers team can be proud of winning this award. Without this team it would never be possible.”—Toni Hansen, President, Aalbers Tool and Mold

Rewards of winning include a feature article in MoldMaking Technology magazine and a video feature on moldmakingtechnology.com; complementary booth space at Amerimold 2015, to be held June 17-18 in Rosemont, Illinois; and much more.

Enter today to be considered for our 2015 awards by visiting short.moldmakingtechnology.com/LLA15entry. Staff editors and a select judging panel made up of OEMs and processors/molders will choose winners based on the mold shop’s innovation, efficiency, quality and commitment. Specific judging considerations include commitment to world-class quality; performance in lead times and deliveries via efficient manufacturing processes; current and projected sales growth; innovation in technology and business strategy implementation; industry involvement; and customer satisfaction.

Information included on the entry forms will not be published, but will be used strictly for internal judging purposes. All feature stories written about the winner and honorable mention will be approved by the company.

If you have any questions, please contact me at cfuges@gardnerweb.com or 800-579-8809. 

Good luck! 

Editor's Pick

2014 Leadtime Leader Awards Winner: Westminster Tool Inc.—Bridging the Gap without Losing Focus

A strong sense of self and a focus on people enabled this mold manufacturer to rapidly expand pre- and post-manufacturing services without getting overwhelmed by its own growth.