January 30, 2017
Teamvantage and Custom Mold & Design are pleased to announce the addition of a third company to our corporate family. We have purchased a company called Paradigme Engineering, LLC. The sale became official on January 03, 2017.
Paradigme brings a new level of technological expertise and expanded capabilities for the tooling side of our business. We are now even better prepared to provide a variety of solutions to solve your difficult manufacturing challenges. Paradigme is a best-in-class mold design and manufacturing company with 11 employees and a 13,500 square foot facility located in Becker, Minnesota. With this addition, we can provide you with full part design, mold design and mold manufacturing support whether you need a prototype mold, bridge tool, low cavitation / high cavitation tooling solutions, and/or mold maintenance services. We can deliver this support for micro molded parts all the way up to large format molding.
Our three companies are ready and available to provide our unique brand of collaboration, by working directly with our customers, to find the ultimate solution for their manufacturing needs. Whether you require molds for thermoplastic, elastomeric, silicone, MIM, ceramic or rubber materials, our cross functional team of experts can help you find the best technology based solution and assist you in bringing your product on line in the least amount of time.
If you prefer to outsource your molding needs, Teamvantage is a best-in-class molder and contract manufacturer for thermoplastic, elastomers and silicone materials. In addition, Custom Mold & Design is fully positioned to provide you with low, medium and high volume machined components, assemblies, jigs and fixtures through our CMD Express parts division.
Another significant benefit to our organization and our customers is that former Paradigme owner, Jon Palmquist, is joining our corporate technology team to provide collaborative technical support and direction to assist in applying the latest technological innovations in support of our customer’s needs. The new addition of Paradigme makes us a completely integrated one stop shop for your prototype, low and high volume production needs.
Conformal Cooling: A Practical Application White Paper
Teamvantage, along with our sister company Custom Mold & Design, is thrilled to present our first published white paper on the benefits of conformal cooling. Click the link at the bottom of the page to download the white paper.
Teamvantage Awarded Minnesota PIPELINE Program Dual Training Grant
Teamvantage (as part of NewTeam) is excited to have been selected as one of the grant recipients from the Minnesota PIPELINE program. The Minnesota PIPELINE (Private Investment, Public Education, Labor and Industry Experience) Program is an innovative approach to address current and future workforce needs. The program works with employers to change the conversation from “How do we find workers with the skills we need?” to “How do we GIVE workers the skills we need?”
PIPELINE exists to support employers in creating or enhancing a competency-based dual-training approach where workers receive a combination of related instruction strategically paired with on-the-job training. Dual-training grants through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education provide funding for employers to create new and expand existing dual-training initiatives.
With the grant funding, Teamvantage is planning to give current employees an opportunity to learn new skills and advance their careers within the organization.
Click here for more information on the Minnesota PIPELINE program.
Click here for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry press release.
The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast: MoldMaking Technology Presents Lester Jones and Tom Caron
Thank you to Alliance Specialties for hosting COO Lester Jones and Vice President of Sales Tom Caron on The Manufacturing Alliance podcast. Listen to the discussion about our culture, future expansion and how our customer relationships and collaboration make our trilogy of companies unique.
You can listen to the podcast HERE.
For more information on the podcast, visit Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales.
Governor Tim Walz announces the DLI Youth Skills Training (YST) grant recipients at Teamvantage
Teamvantage is honored to have been chosen to host Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and the announcement of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Youth Skills Training (YST) grant recipients.
Teamvantage partners with White Bear Lake and Forest Lake High Schools to offer paid work experience for students 16 and older who have an interest in Engineering and/or Manufacturing.
The grants are part of a Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry program, which was signed into law in 2017, to create and provide employment training for student learners ages 16 and older in high-growth, high-demand occupations.
Additional information on the grant recipients can be found here.
For additional information on the Youth Skills Training program, visit dli.mn.gov/yst
Teamvantage Proudly Supporting Efforts to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Teamvantage has been proudly doing what we can to support the fight against the coronavirus. Whether it is producing components for healthcare equipment supporting essential workers and patients fighting COVID-19 or fabricating expedited tooling to assist other manufacturers doing their part; we remain committed to providing products and services that our customers rely on during these challenging times.
Teamvantage is an essential, critical infrastructure manufacturer as we regularly produce medical products that support and sustain life, in addition to defense products that are critical to homeland security. As such, Teamvantage has remained open and fully operational while doing our part to support our employees and commitments to our valued customers. Our capacity remains intact and we are running on a 24/5, and 24/7 (selected products), basis.
Teamvantage has taken action and continues to monitor information in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and CISA Guidance to ensure and protect the health and safety of our employees. We have implemented a business continuity strategy that addresses issues such as:
- Implementation of an enhanced hygiene strategy that is consistent with COVID-19 recommended practices to ensure the health and safety of our team
- Implementation of appropriate social distancing wherever possible through work cell layout adjustments and labor allocation plans
- Identification of remote team members and on-going support and coverage
- Broader and longer-term business decisions to ensure sustained manufacturing
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our health, our families, and communities like never before. We are truly grateful for the healthcare workers and first responders who continue to fight COVID-19 on the front lines and our employees who remain committed to our customers during these very uncertain times.
We hope that you, your families and loved ones remain healthy and safe during this difficult time.