It has been a year since I headed out to California for the one trip to which I really look forward--to escape the wintry weather here in the east and see the bright beautiful sun, blues skies and snow-capped mountains, all in 70-degree weather; oh and to attend the Plastec and MD&M West shows.
Much was happening out in Cali last week--discussion of the Milacron/Mold-Masters acquisition; a noticeable increase in blow mold requests from the moldmakers exhibiting; an ESPN Zone networking event; a shop tour and follow-up discussion, to name a few. Then the Red Eye home!
I was impressed with the number of mold manufacturers exhibiting at the shows--some past Leadtime Leaders and shop profiles we've done over the years: MGS Mfg., Mold-Craft, Industrial Mold, Rexam Mold Manufacturing, AMBA, Fairway, Mold-Tech, Pyramid Mold, Accumold, Advance Mold, Carlson Tool, Custom Mold, VistaTek, Mack Molding, etc.
Also ran into Westminster Tool of CT, who brightened my day with their winning smiles, compliments of the magazine and passion for the industry.
All these shops made me excited for our amerimold expo this June 12-13 in Rosemont, IL. I'm thinking they all may want to consider taking a booth at our event. We've learned over the years that not only are we the event for educating moldmakers and showcasing the technologies they use everyday, we also connect the mold supply chain by our OEM, molder and mold manufacturing attendees. Check out amerimoldexpo.com for show details and contact me if you are interested in learning more about amerimold.
Later I'll fill you in on the shop tour!