Still Worth the Time!

It’s been 13 years since I wrote this message but it still stands: What if I told you that at your fingertips is a free advertising opportunity to market your shop’s moldmaking capabilities to the plastics industry?


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Well, I would hope you’d say, “Sign me up!”

It turns out that this opportunity is available to you—every year—through MoldMaking Technology’s Leadtime Leader Awards Competition. All you have to do is click here to enter and then after an initial review, you will be sent the full questionnaire.

In these globally competitive times amid the impact of the coronavirus, some shops are implementing some amazing things to keep their businesses running … successfully. Technology know-how, business smarts, creative thinking, courageous risk-taking, a long-term outlook, passionate industry promotion, and a strong hope for the future are some of the qualities found in today’s leading shops. These are the shops succeeding and these are the shops we are looking to honor. Does this sound like your shop?

Since 2003, MoldMaking Technology has held its Leadtime Leader Competition to find and honor North American mold manufacturers who set an example of what can be done, and what should be done, to survive today.

It’s about what you do with what you have!

Winners are chosen by an anonymous panel of judges—made up of select OEMs, molders, and industry consultants—who consider the nominees’ performance in the following categories (judging is blind so as to avoid any bias):

  1. Leadtime (dependent upon mold complexity and industries served)
  2. Current and project sales growth
  3. Innovation in the moldmaking process and the business side of moldmaking (a. employee/training, b. strategic plan and c. value-added services–product development, molding, etc.)
  4. Technology used to help with the bottom line (automation, high-speed machining, software, etc.)
  5. Industry involvement (via associations, schools and government)
  6. Customer service

MoldMaking Technology then presents the winner to the industry at an awards ceremony during Amerimold.

There are a variety of benefits that go along with being a Leadtime Leader winner—all which center around promoting the value of your business—including:

We are on the hunt for our 2021 Leadtime Leader!

Nominate your team today!