Avantech: Over 30 Years of Advancement
Located in Baxter, Minnesota, Avantech is a comprehensive CNC aluminum machining company offering tool design, development, and building services. Avantech proactively meets the evolving needs of our plastics manufacturing customers through a proven, client-centered process and our investment in state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.
For more than 30 years, problem-solving has been at the heart of everything we do. Avantech’s team listens closely to our clients and provides a highly customized response to each project and the challenges therein by analyzing, building, and delivering an efficient and cost-effective solution.
Inspiration & Innovation
1988: Lakeland Mold was founded
Lakeland Mold was founded in 1988, working out of a state-of-the-art 50,000-square-foot facility in the Brainerd Industrial Park. The company produced cast and CNC-cut aluminum tooling and molds for the rotational molding industry. Throughout its history, Lakeland served notable customers like John Deere, Old Town Canoe Co., Donaldson, Toro, Nilfisk and Igloo.
2014: Lakeland Mold Changes Name to Avantech
After 26 years in business, the company rebranded to better reflect its growing line of services and expanded vision as an innovative solutions provider for the rotational molding industry. Avantech is a combination of “avante,” Spanish for “moving forward,” and “tech.”
2015: Breaking Ground on New Facility
Construction begins on Avantech’s new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities, a 43,000-square-foot building on 6.5 acres in Baxter, MN. Later, a second phase of construction added another 24,000 square feet to house the company’s pattern creation, prototype development, and cast-aluminum tooling foundry.
2017: Avantech Recognized for Product of the Year Tooling for 3rd Year
For the third year in a row, Avantech was recognized for the Product of the Year tooling at the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) Rotoplas event. Avantech manufactured a combination of 11 CNC-machined and cast aluminum tools for Centro, Inc., to produce rotationally molded components for the Product of the Year-winning Intimidator GC1K side-by-side utility vehicle.
2019: Avantech Attains ISO Certification
Achieving ISO certification aligns with Avantech’s goal of standardizing our manufacturing procedures and systems, providing a platform for continuous improvement, and delivering consistent, quality outcomes from our tool-building operations. Taking this important step forward allows our company to better deliver consistent quality and value to our customers.
Avantech’s multi-million dollar investment in CNC machine tooling capabilities enables us to continue leading the industry in tool building and product design and development. Our cutting-edge facilities, equipment and technology, in combination with our exemplary team of detail-oriented professionals, have set us apart from our competitors and earned us the trust of customers around the world.
We Are An ISO-Certified Company
Our International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification is evidence of and critical to Avantech’s growth.
ISO certification is a prerequisite to pursuing our strategic growth targets. The certification positively impacts our tool-building operations, as it drives consistency and performance gains company-wide.