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Vantec strongly believes in learning the Toyota Production System. Vantec president & CEO studies Toyota and their suppliers in Japan with other presidents.

Vantec CEO, Sherri Hotzler, attends Japan Study Mission with Norm Bodek and Paul Akers.  As Chairman of  the Manufacturing Excellence Network in Young Presidents Organization, she lead the Lean Study Mission with John Shook, Karl Wadensten, Tadahiro Kawada and Paul Akers.  The event won YPO”s Best Business Network Event 2016.  Time was spent touring Toyota and their supplier plants, as well as Lexus Plant 2.  Former Toyota president Mr, Amezawa, Mr. Ritsuo Shingo, Dr. Mori of DMG Mori, John Shook of LEI, Takahiro Fujimoto of the University of Tokyo, and many of the attendees fortunate enough to learn from these extraordinary leaders.

YPO Japan Study Mission Day 1, by Paul Akers

YPO Japan Study Mission Day 2, by Paul Akers

YPO Japan Study Mission Day 3, by Paul Akers

YPO Japan Study Mission Day 4, by Paul Akers

YPO Japan Study Mission Day 5, by Paul Akers

YPO Japan Study Mission Day 6, by Paul Akers

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Vantec adds four new presses to their lineup.

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Vantec adds two new TOYO Si-200-6 presses and two new ARBURG 165-520E presses for additional capacity.

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Vantec adds two new presses to their Webster City plant.


Vantec adds a new TOYO Si-110-6 and a new TOYO Si-150-6 injection molding machine to replace older models. The new models have many new features, take up less space, and monitor electricity usage.

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Vantec hosts a gemba walk with Paul Akers and Karl Wadensten.

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Vantec invited to attend the FastCap Lean Leadership Summmit with Paul Akers.

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Press Release: Vantec Inc. Receives National Certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise

Vantec, Inc., a business specializing in, plastic injection molding and value-added services, received national (certification) as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center.

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Press Release: Manufacturing Leaders Join NAM Board of Directors

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Sherri Hotzler, president and CEO of Vantec, Inc., and Mike Lind, vice president of operations for Pella Corporation, have been elected to the NAM Board of Directors.

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