The AMBA Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award was established in 2017 to recognize AMBA member company accomplishments that have resulted in a notable impact in the area of education. The recipient of this prestigious award will be an AMBA member company making significant strides in education and/or recruitment.
Each year, the AMBA Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award winners are announced during the AMBA Conference, promoted in national industry publications (including AMBA's The American Mold Builder magazine) and posted on the AMBA website.
The award recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship grant, sponsored by Progressive Components, to be donated to the industry-related educational program of its choice.
This year’s AMBA Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award has been presented to Century Die Company of Fremont, Ohio. Tim Myers, general manager of Century Die, accepted the award at the AMBA Conference 2019 in Itasca, Illinois.
Century Die Company offers engineering, design and metrology services. It is a blow mold specialist, but also crafts thermoform, compression and injection molds. Century counts the automotive, appliance, consumer packaging, custom contract machining, industrial and recreation industries among its clients.
As is characteristic of Tooling Trailblazers, Century Die is involved in multiple education-oriented endeavors. The company is a member of the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce and the Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation. Myers sits on both groups’ boards of trustees and is co-chair of the Workforce Development Committee (a combined effort of the two groups). “The Committee is responsible for several programs this year, including the REACH Career Education Program, in which business representatives visit a class of fifth graders once a month to talk about the ‘world of work,’” he said.
Click here to read about this year's awardee, Century Die Company.
Click here to review a list of past Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award recipients.