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Vantec Inc. acquired by Angstrom Automotive Group

Angstrom Automotive Group acquires Vantec, Inc. and will change companies to become Vantec LLC.  Vantec Inc. was founded by Bev and Willie Van Wyhe on 12/1/1983.  Bev and Willie Van Wyhe announced their retirement and the change of ownership.  Sherri Behrendt will continue to work for Angstrom as Managing Director of Vantec LLC and VP of Sales for Angstrom. Vantec Inc. We wish Bev and Willie a safe and happy retirement and the future opportunities of being part of the Angstrom Team.

Pictured in the group picture is Sherri Behrendt, former Vantec Inc.’s President & CEO; Willie Van Wyhe, former Vantec Inc.’s Founder and Chairman of the Board; Bev Van Wyhe, former Vantec Inc.’s founder, Vice President & Secretary; Nagesh Palakurthi, Angstrom Automotive Group’s founder and owner; and Rajneesh Banga, Angstrom Automotive Group’s VP, Finance.  You can learn more about Angstrom Automotive Group at

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Vantec Team joins other teams in Iowa to help save lives against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vantec adds a new Toyo Si-400-6 to Falls City, and moves a 500 Ton Toyo to Falls City from our Webster City plant, to serve customer needs.

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Vantec hosts Iowa Young Presidents Organization for a member manufacturing gemba walk.

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Vantec Team Members “go see” with a St. Louis Gemba Walk to learn from other Continuous Improvement companies.

5 Members of the Vantec Team, travel to St. Louis to learn to see waste and benchmark best practices, in St. Louis.  We visited four manufacturing sites in two days.  Many ideas to bring back and implement in our plant.  Thank you to our hosts, Empire Comfort, Cambridge Engineering, and Emerson.

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10 members of the Vantec Team benchmark best practices from other great manufacturers, in Wisconsin.

We visited 6 plants in three days. Thank you to our gracious hosts for allowing us inside to benchmark with their continuous improvement leaders. We visited Ariens, Parker, Bemis Manufacturing, Harley Davidson Powertrain Operations, H-D Museum, Serigraph, and Hansen Plastics.

The Vantec Team came back excited and ready to implement great improvements!! Our team rocks!!  Our next Lean learning journey, will be to St. Louis to spend time with Cambridge Engineering and Empire Comfort.

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Vantec takes team members on Michigan benchmarking gemba walks with YPO Manufacturing Excellence Network, in October.

Vantec visited Lean leading companies, Herman Miller, Shingo Silver award winner- Micron, Zingerman’s, Fanuc North American HQ, Cascade Engineering, Flex-N-Gate, Jabil, AMT, GE digital Hub, and we had two MIT speakers joining us,  

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Governor Branstad visits Vantec for MFG DAY, today, along with Iowa House Representative, Rob Bacon, and Iowa Senator, Jerry Behn


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MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

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Vantec team featured in Plastics News article

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Lean manufacturing expert visits local plant. Improving processes, reducing waste.

Former Toyota President, Ritsuo Shingo, visits Vantec after attending the Shingo Institute Conference.

Read the full article published in the Freeman Journal on 6-7-2016

Some pictures courtesy of the Freeman Journal.  Tanya Shingo and Sherri Tanya and Shingo Shingo with Vantec Team 6-2-2016 Ritsuo Shingo at Vantec June 2 2016


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