And the Winners are …

Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing of Windsor, Ontario, and Dynamic Tool & Design of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.


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MoldMaking Technology’s annual Leadtime Leader Awards, sponsored by Progressive Components, recognize the outstanding efforts and growth of North America’s top mold manufacturers. Each year, we search for companies that have successfully set a higher standard for overall innovation, efficiency, quality and commitment in mold manufacturing. This year’s winners raise the bar once again. Both have instituted high technology, value-added services and an employee-centered culture in their shops, which makes them leaders in their field.

Our 2015 Leadtime Leader Winner is Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing. This mold manufacturer has transformed its business by implementing a standardized, flexible process, advanced technology, and a people-centric philosophy. Cavalier attributes that have contributed to this win include: an appetite for technology, precise customer profiling, a solid social media campaign, a new EDM cell, unattended operations, a focus on more value-added activities, co-development of new electrode software, automated machine monitoring, offsite educational training and much more. You can take a closer look inside this award-winning shop by clicking here

Dynamic Tool & Design takes this year’s Honorable Mention title with a variety of shop strategies, including a formal ownership culture, full mold qualification services and highly-automated production operations. Other characteristics that have helped this shop not only survive but thrive include an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), a well-established apprenticeship program, increased collaboration with local high schools, a new technical center, on-machine probing cycles, ERP investment and more. Read more about Dynamicby clicking here.

You also can get a virtual peek inside both shops in a video feature produced by Creative Technology at short.moldmakingtechnology.com/2015lla.

Both shops will be honored at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 17, during the 2015 Amerimold expo (amerimoldexpo.com) in Rosemont, Illinois. You can also visit Cavalier at Booth 505 and Dynamic at Booth 500 during the show. Be sure to register today to be a part of this industry event and celebrate these award recipients!