Tech Talk

At Avantech we’re always looking ahead, preparing for the future and finding ways to improve our manufacturing processes. The Tech Talk blog is a forum in which our industry experts share information, thoughts and opinions related to the global rotational molding industry. We encourage your comments and feedback regarding the topics covered and opinions expressed in Tech Talk. Thanks for visiting!


Avantech’s Innis Receives Distinguished Service Award

Tom Innis, president of Avantech, a Baxter-based company that builds rotational molding tools for a worldwide client base, received the Charles D. Frederick Distinguished Service Award at the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) annual conference in Rosemont, IL....

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Kevin Cook Joins Avantech as CNC Business Manager

Avantech, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of tooling solutions to the global plastics industry, recently hired Kevin Cook as its CNC Business Manager. Cook will lead efforts to streamline, accelerate, and continuously improve the throughput and performance of...

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Manufacturing Solutions Team enhances efficiency

Randy Georges, Travis Simons, Rob Cain, Jason Ostendorf, Jason Hennessey (left to right) Avantech has created and deployed the Manufacturing Solutions Team (MST) to deliver engineered tooling solutions via streamlined systems, enhanced information flow, and customized...

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Avantech mourns the loss of industry luminaries

The global rotational molding community has lost two distinguished ambassadors, as Professor Roy Crawford and Ing. José Miranda Tamborrel recently passed away after battles with cancer. Prof. Crawford, a 2006 inductee into the Association of Rotational Molders Hall of...

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Taking the show on the road

  In our ongoing quest to better understand market needs and position Avantech to serve a global audience, we’ll be participating in several upcoming industry events, including the SPE Rotational Molding Division TopCon 2016, to be held in Cleveland June 5-8, and the...

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Five things we need to stop saying

At a recent industry event, Jim Braeunig, President & CEO of Hedstrom Plastics, a globally successful rotational molder in Ashland, Ohio, stated, “as an industry, we tend to undervalue ourselves.” I agree with Mr. Brauenig, and in order to equate rotomolding with...

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