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Tooling Tech Group Supplied Thermoform Tooling for Hospital Bed Production to Support Covid-19 Relief Efforts

Tooling Tech Group Supplied Thermoform Tooling for Hospital Bed Production to Support Covid-19 Relief Efforts

Tooling Tech Group (TTG) announced that it has provided the thermoform toolsets for Emergency & Disaster Relief Beds being manufactured by Kruger Family Industries (KFI) brands TriEnda and Penda.  A long-time supplier to KFI, which typically serves the automotive community, TTG manufactured and delivered the bed base and backrest molds within 10 days. This fast response is allowing the two companies to quickly move toward their goal of producing 3,000 beds per day at the Penda facility near Madison, WI, a 300,000 sq. ft. facility, which has been retooled for this project.

“We are honored that TriEnda put their trust in TTG’s capabilities and happy that we could contribute to a project of such current significance,” said Gary Poeppelman, TTG Compression & Thermoforming President. “I also commend our employees for going above and beyond to produce this tooling so quickly, reducing the typical five or six week delivery time to 10 days while still addressing other customer needs.”

The tooling was provided by TTG’s Tooling Technology division located in Ft. Loramie, Ohio that specializes in thermoform, compression, and automation systems. By pulling together its resources and leveraging its vertical integration, the company was able to go from design to finished tool in less than the customer-requested two-week delivery. In addition to the original tool set, TTG has produced three additional bed base tools and two more back rest tools for thermoforming the beds.

These new Emergency & Disaster Relief Beds are lightweight, made of durable 0.350” thermoformed HDPE material, and can be assembled on-site without tools in just a few minutes. A key feature of the bed is their ability to be stacked together efficiently for storage. The nesting allows for a reduction in storage space and quick redeployment in future emergencies.

Deemed a Critical Infrastructure Company, Tooling Tech Group typically partners with the automotive and aerospace industries. Like many companies, it is currently working with several customers who are focused on manufacturing essential products for the medical industry.  For more information on its medical related products, visit https://www.toolingtechgroup.com/flexbase/

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About Tooling Tech Group

Founded by Tony Seger in 1982 and headquartered in Macomb, Mich., the Tooling Tech Group has grown to become the largest tooling company in the United States serving the automotive industry with tooling used to produce a wide variety of vehicle components, including soft-trim, powertrain components, structural stampings, valve bodies, dashboard and under-the-hood components, thermo-acoustic panels, roof components, liquid reservoirs, trunk components, wheel liners and more.  

Non-automotive uses for the company’s tooling products include manufacturing of appliances, lawn & garden products, consumer goods, off-road equipment, marine products, agricultural equipment, heavy-trucks, industrial blow-molds, kayaks, small engines, and aerospace structures.