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Parting Shots: Männer floored us

If you like to read a magazine back to front and flipped here first, don’t worry. You haven’t accidentally picked up Good Housekeeping or Better Homes & Gardens.

Believe it or not, this is what the shop room floor looks like over in the Bahlingen, Germany plant belonging to the 40-year-old moldmaker and hot runner systems supplier Otto Männer Vertriebs GmbH. That’s Manner International LP (Norcross, GA) over here.

It’s tough to believe the company builds single-face, multicomponent, and stack molds; molds with up to 128 cavities; and molds ranging up to 800 tons in a shop that looks like this, isn’t it? Solid wood—incredible!

And, no, they didn’t clean it up because they knew IMM was coming. Not a chip in sight! As previously reported, Männer’s putting the finishing touches on a $5 million, 38,750-sq-ft plant expansion to better accommodate its expansion into becoming a supplier of fully integrated molding systems. It might already be completed by the time you read this.

Wonder what the new floor will look like . . .

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