WTMA Grant Awarded to Anne Lesko!

TMA President Steve Rauschenberger, in conjunction with the Women in Technology & Manufacturing Association (WTMA), have awarded Vogel Tool & Manor Tool’s, Anne Lesko with a grant. Anne will be honored for her achievements at the upcoming WTMA Fall Luncheon on October 25th, 2019.

According to the TMA website, the WTMA grant seeks to “assist women in addressing the barriers they face in advancing their manufacturing technology education and their pursuit of careers in the industry”.

About Anne Lesko

Anne’s road to this accomplishment was paved with hard work, ambition, and focus, and we couldn’t be prouder. Upon struggling with a series of dead-end jobs that stunted her finances, Anne decided to enroll at the workNet DuPage Career Center in July of 2018. While there, she discovered her love of creativity and a proclivity for craftsmanship translated to a pursuit in the Welding Certificate program at College of DuPage.

An apprenticeship led to her hiring at Vogel Tool & Manor Tool, where she has taken over welding procedures, but she is also working towards tool & die certification. In addition, she has set her sights on fabrication and machining.

No challenge seems too big for Anne! As a woman in the field, she is being acknowledged by the WTMA to continue her education and expand upon her experience. Anne ignores the notions that careers in welding and related operations are typically a male-dominated industry. We are so proud of Anne and her achievements as a woman in industry!

Vogel Receives Safety Award

In May of 2019, Vogel Tool & Die was proud to once again receive an award issued by WCTI in recognition of No Lost Time Accidents.

Awards were also received for 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014.  Vogel puts a priority on safety. We have designated team members who conduct frequent audits, monitor safe practices and attend training to insure we are following the best practices to insure worker safety.

Vogel Parent Receives Supplier of the Month Nomination

Manor Tool and Manufacturing Company, the parent of Vogel Tool & Die, was nominated for the Gallis Award, issued by the Menasha Corporation, every month to suppliers and individuals who go above and beyond expectations.  Manor Tool was one of 4 nominees, out of 4,000 suppliers to this large manufacturing company.

Vogel Tool & Die receives the Illinois 2018 Governor’s Export Award

Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) presented The Governor’s Export Award for Continuing Excellence to Vogel Tool & Die. This award is in recognition for Vogel’s ongoing growth in exporting their tools to customer’s world-wide.

Industry Organizations

  • NOMMA – National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association
  • Tube & Pipe Sizes Article published by NOMMA
  • AFA – American Fence Association
  • NAFCA – North American Fence Contractors Association
  • TMA – Technology & Manufacturing Association
  • PMA – Precision Metal Forming Association
  • SME – Society of Manufacturing Engineers