2012 Leadtime Leader Award Winners Announced at amerimold
In the Awards tenth year, we honor two outstanding mold manufacturers.
These Awards—presented by MMT and Progressive Components—honor outstanding moldmakers who best demonstrate overall innovation, efficiency, quality and commitment.
Industrial Molds Group (Rockford, IL)
Fifty-five employees strong, this 2012 Winner’s key to success is its aggressive investment in equipment, technology and employees along with an innovative approach to its moldmaking operations. Their mission is to work each day for improvement in all areas from the front door to the production floor. The company—which serves the automotive, industrial, commercial appliance, medical, lawn & garden and packaging markets—offers design/engineer and build services for injection molds with complex geometries, ranging from single-cavity to 32-cavity, high-volume molds; repair of molds; prototypes and engineering changes; mold flow analysis; mold sampling and qualification. Industrial Mold’s focus is on providing the best service possible by striving to handle customers and stakeholders with honesty and integrity, and perform to the expectations of everyone. See full story on page 28.
M&M Tool and Mold (Green Bay, WI)
With an average leadtime of 4 weeks—as a result of its dedicated 30 employees and its focus on automation, lights out machining and a lean approach—this Honorable Mention serves the medical, automotive, consumer products, recreational, agricultural, construction and appliance industries via its product development, DFM, mold design and build, high-speed machining, and wire and sinker EDM services applied to prototype, multi-cavity, auto-unscrewing, multi-shot, insert molding and specialty projects. The key to the company’s sales strategy is its continued commitment to customer service by holding themselves to the highest standards— expecting every mold to go directly into the validation process on the first sample. See full story on page 30.
This year’s winner and honorable mention were honored at an Awards Ceremony at the amerimold Expo (amerimoldexpo.com) in Novi, MI, on Wednesday, June 13th!
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