MMT Chats: Remoting, Reaching Out and Ramping Up Recyclable PPE
Two members of the Axiom, Intex Tooling and Smart Attend team chat about COVID-19's impact on the business, employee morale across the business units, and the switch to producing and selling recyclable face shields.
My guests today are with a group of companies that have recently turned production over to manufacture face shields. Meet Max Preston General Manager for Smart Attend and Robert Graup General Manager for Intex Tooling (and a new MoldMaking Technology Editorial Advisory Board member).
The conversation examines the COVID-19 impact on business and the precautions taken across both facilities, as well as leadership’s strong focus on employee morale.
I then ask them both to dive into the details of the face shield project they took that was centered around recyclable material, and the URL they set up so companies can purchase these face shields.
Click here for the full 20-minute conversation.
During a recent call to discuss the company’s online showroom
for Amerimold Connects (our new remote events experience to help the mold manufacturing community stay connected this year), Smart Attend General Manager Max Preston proudly sports the face shield designed and manufactured by the teams at Axiom, Intex Tooling and Smart Attend.
When this news release about The Plastek Group came across my desk detailing how the team stepped up to mold and donate face shields, I was not surprised. I’ve known this company and the generosity of its founder and family since launching MoldMaking Technology in 1998.
MMT Chats: A Truly "Coronavirus" Collaborative Effort Puts Moldmaking, Manufacturing in the Spotlight
Die-Tech and Engineering and Bico Steel worked together through the night to build and deliver a complex tool needed to help increase ventilator production. Listen to my casual conversation with Die-Tech Owner Bill Berry as he breaks down the timeline, project, the players involved and how amazing American manufacturers are.
MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Brian Bendig, Tim Galbraith and Brenda Quint of Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing about what it took to take on a hand sanitizer dispenser mold project to help fight COVID-19, as well as the impact of the virus on its business and people.