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Windsor’s Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd. Celebrates 40 Years Of Servicing Customers World-Wide Photos by Rod Denis

Celebrating Cavalier Tool’s success were their EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) Partners, from OPS Ingersoll, Matthias Schmidt (left, from Burbach, Germany) and Peter Stein, who posed with Brian Bendig (middle), President, Cavalier Tool.

November 17, 1975 was an historic date in the local mould making industry. It was on that day Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd. opened its doors for business! Fast forward to 2015 — it’s the 40th birthday of President Brian Bendig who now runs the company that his father, Ray, began with two partners. Cavalier’s 40 year history is steeped in tradition as one of the founding tool shops in the Windsor area and its history is intertwined with that of the mould making industry in North America. To celebrate this milestone achievement of turning 40, a multi-day open house was planned in order for them to share their success with all the stakeholders. Saturday November 14 was the “Employee, Friends and Family Open House” when Cavalier team members brought their friends and family to show off where they work and tour one of the fastest growing mould manufacturers in the industry. There were also technology demonstrations, food, and activities for all to enjoy. On Monday the 16th of November a “Customer and Supplier Appreciation Day” took place with industry specific displays and information sessions sponsored by key partners in the industry. Over 200 guests toured the shop and viewed several technology displays with the shop running full production. Not only did suppliers and customers come by to share in the celebration, but the guest list included many VIPs like Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, as well as representation from Industry Canada, DFAIT, Ministry of Economic Development, Workforce Windsor Essex, WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, St. Clair College, Greater Essex County District School Board, Canadian Association of Mold Makers and Canadian Tooling and Machining Association. (story continues on page 36)

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From Windsor, Next Dimension IT Service Providers, also came out to congratulate Cavalier Tool. From left were Adam Davis, President; Zac Bertram, Account Manager, and Christopher DaSilva, Sr. Business Development Manager.

From left: Larry Caron, Cavalier Tool Plant Manager; Peter Stein, and Matthias Schmidt, OPS Ingersoll and Chris Vander Park, Purchasing Manager for Cavalier Tool, join together in solidarity for another successful 40 years.

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