Lakeland Mold Company changes name to Avantech

Lakeland Mold Company, a leading manufacturer of cast and CNC aluminum tooling for the global rotational molding industry, recently changed its name to Avantech.

After 26 years in business, the company changed its name to better reflect its growing line of services and expanded vision as an innovative solutions provider for the rotational molding industry.

“We do more than make molds, and we want the world to know it,” said owner Tom Haglin, who purchased Lakeland Mold Company in 2012. “We want to be more to our customers than just a supplier of tools. We want to help our customers expand their business footprint globally and our new name reflects that.”

Avantech is a combination of two words, “avante,” which means moving forward in Spanish, and “tech” reflecting the company’s commitment to providing innovative solutions through cutting-edge technology.

Since Haglin purchased Lakeland Mold two years ago, the company has invested substantially in CNC machinery, enhancing the services and capabilities Lakeland Mold has been known for since 1988.

“Our commitment to CNC has increased exponentially,” said Tom Innis, vice president of sales and marketing. “It’s a testament to leveraging technology and offering an expanded scope of value to our customers.”

From involvement at the beginning stages of product design to delivering highly engineered tools, Avantech’s solutions-focused approach has facilitated steady growth and establishment of customer partnerships throughout the industry.

“We start by analyzing the needs of our customers, and focus on optimizing results throughout the entire project,” said Innis. “We combine this approach with flexibility in our manufacturing operation to consistently meet the demands of a global marketplace.”

Based in Brainerd, Minnesota, Avantech, formerly Lakeland Mold Company, is a trusted manufacturer of quality tooling to rotomolders worldwide. Industries served include agriculture, healthcare, outdoor recreation, floor care, watersports, home furnishings, construction, materials handling and children’s toys. To learn more, visit the company’s website at


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