What Makes a Leadtime Leader?

We define it as a North American mold manufacturer that demonstrates outstanding innovation, efficiency, quality and commitment within its moldmaking operations.


We define it as a North American mold manufacturer that demonstrates outstanding innovation, efficiency, quality and commitment within its moldmaking operations.

Not only do these awards recognize outstanding North American mold manufacturers, they help shops build brand awareness, attract new customers, boost morale and distinguish themselves as industry leaders among the competition.

Here is how some of our previous winners feel about the awards:

“It is truly an honor and a privilege to receive this year’s Leadtime Leader Award. We consider this one of the most prestigious awards in our industry, and the fact that we are in the company of some of the best in the country that have won this award is a clear testimony to the passion we have for our profession.”—Ray Coombs, President, Westminster Tool

“A second-generation mold shop has always had the reputation of just “following in the footsteps” and “what was good for Dad is good for me”. Well, becoming the 2015 MoldMaking Technology Leadtime Leader really shows the industry that change is good. Teamwork is essential and new technology wins the race. That’s how it’s been for Cavalier Tool over the past six or seven years. Hard work, the right people on the bus in the right seats and the top-of-the-line equipment. Being recognized as the industry leader by MoldMaking Technology magazine has resulted in a noticeable boost in employee morale and has presented opportunities that may not have been available to us prior to the win.”  - Brian Bendig, President Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing

“Winning the Leadtime Leader Honorable Mention Award was an honor for the entire Dynamic team. We are very proud to be one of the elite winners. We have worked hard and will continue to do so, in order to differentiate ourselves in this highly competitive market with technology, customer service and our dedicated team of employees. Receiving the Honorable Mention Award recognized this effort. We appreciate the time and effort of MoldMaking Technology and Progressive Components for being sponsors.” - David Miller, President, Dynamic Tool & Design

“If I was asked 32 years ago if we ever thought we would be as successful as we are today, I would say, ‘Yes!’ Everyone has ideals and goals, and my idea of success is exactly where we are today: a solid, healthy company with good people and an outstanding product. Winning the Leadtime Leader Honorable Mention confirms that distinction within our industry. We thank the team of judges for recognizing our ability and innovation. The entire Aalbers team can be proud of winning this award. Without this team it would never be possible.”—Toni Hansen, President, Aalbers Tool and Mold

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