Honoring Excellence in Mold Manufacturing

Celebrating its 15-year anniversary, MoldMaking Technology ‘s annual Leadtime Leader Awards competition is seeking to recognize excellence in industry leaders and in those aspiring to be industry leaders. It’s not just about whether your shop has the shortest delivery times. It’s about what you do with what you have.

Leadtime is the culmination of the entire mold manufacturing process. A quality mold that is delivered on-time is the result of a team of professionals working together from sales, design and manufacturing to validation, delivery and support. We created this competition to share best practices and to recognize those of you who are excelling in customer satisfaction, workforce development, industry involvement, continual improvement, business growth, technology, competitive advantage and more.

We seek to recognize excellence in industry leaders and in those aspiring to be industry leaders. It’s not just about whether your shop has the shortest delivery times. It’s about what you do with what you have.

We are looking for companies that perform beyond the status quo and for companies that use any and all available resources. For some, this means doing things like fostering teamwork between skilled employees, running a well-managed schedule or having the latest machinery and equipment, automation,or all three. This competition is about capitalizing on what you have to build the best molds for customers while keeping costs fair and meeting deliveries. This competition is not about being the biggest, fanciest shop. It’s about working efficiently and intelligently, and it’s about demonstrating the passion that you have for your craft.

According to past winners, including Westminster Tool, Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing, Krieger Craftsmen and Graphic Tool, this award can help your shop gain industry recognition and credibility, attract new customers and add value to your overall services and products. It can boost morale in your shop and distinguish your shop as an industry leader. It also helps you promote your shop’s capabilities and services during sales calls by building confidence in new and existing customers, increasing awareness of your shop and reinforcing your brand.

Any shop that performs moldmaking operations is eligible to compete. We encourage shops to enter online before the end of the year. The shops we have honored have gone that extra mile. They completed the main entry form fully and with detail, and then they went a step further. They included PowerPoint presentations, photographs, employee input and videos in addition to the form. They also expressed very clearly a passion for their work and a desire to win!

Winning shops are photographed for the cover of our June issue, they are featured in the cover story, and they are filmed for a video piece that accompanies the feature article. Winners also enjoy an awards presentation ceremony and celebration at Amerimold in addition to a complimentary, 10-foot x 10-foot booth.

Click here to read about past winners, get a virtual look inside winning shops, check outbenefits and rewards, learn about the criteria, comb through some FAQs, review the questionnaire, and nominate your shop today!

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