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June 2017

Criterion is please to celebrate Father's Day with this article from Medical Design & Outsourcing:

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May 2017

Criterion is featured with WIRE-Net in the POSSIBLE U segment on WKYC Channel 3 highlighting the need for manufacturing jobs in NE Ohio.

Check out the video!


October 2015

Criterion is featured in Crain's Cleveland Business October 19-25, 2015 Edition.

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Criterion is featured in the Polaris Career Center Video Series!

Check out Episode #3!



June 2015

Criterion has been featured in the Insurance Partners Agency commercial.

Watch the Commercial!


March 2015

Criterion is featured in the Manufacturing Today article "Force Robots, LLC."

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February 2014

NTMA National Honors Criterion Tool's President, Tanya DiSalvo and three other members who received the STEP Award to Recognize Women for Excellence in Manufacturing in Washington, DC on February 6, 2014.


NTMA National Press Release



January 2014

Criterion Tool's President, Tanya DiSalvo, will be awarded the STEP Award to Recognize Women for Excellence in Manufacturing!
The award is will be presented in Washington, DC on February 6, 2014.


For more information see the attached press release:  2014 STEP Awards



July 2013

Criterion Tool Celebrates 60th Anniversary with a shop open house and party on July 29, 2013.

Images from the celebration!


February 2012

Criterion is a proud to be listed in the Lakeland Community College's AWT Manufacturing Minute Newsletter, February 2012 Edition.

Check out the AWT Manufacturing Minute Newsletter.


December 2011

Criterion is a proud sponsor of the Polaris Career Center Team who will be participating in the 2012 Northeastern Ohio High School Robot Battlebot competition held at Lakeland Community College in April of 2012!

Visit the Polaris Career Center website.

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April/May 2011

Criterion was proud to be a sponsor for the 2011 Northeastern Ohio High School Robot Battlebot competition held at Lakeland Community College on 4/30/11.

To read all about the event and see a video of the student competition click on the link below:



March 2008

Medical Manufacturing 2008 - Published: March 2008/Pages 99-101

"Feeding the Beasts at Criterion - Automatic CNC programming speeds production for a medical-device job shop."

Download the article at: Feeding the Beasts at Criterion 2008.pdf

(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.)


February 2008

MICRO Manufacturing Cutting Tool Engineering -  2/20/08

"Making It Manufacturable"
  By Susan Woods, Contributing Editor

Download the article at:  http://www.micromanufacturing.com/showthread.php?p=215


April 2006

Criterion receives "Supplier Achievement Award" from BAE Systems.

View the letter at: BAE Letter of Commendation.pdf

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December 2005

American Machinist Magazine - December 2005

Criterion is featured in the article "Breaking machine the screw-mindset"  Story by: Charles Bates.

View the article at: AMM Article Dec 2005.pdf

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June 2005

Criterion customer RSB Spine, LLC. sells cervical plate product line to NuVasive, Inc.

Download the article at: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176872&p=irol-newsArticle_Print&ID=717046&highlight=


September/October 2004

PartMakerNews Update - September/October 2004

"Medical Miracle: PartMaker Makes Medical Machining More Productive"
Criterion is featured as a Leading Medical Contract Manufacturer using PartMaker
Software to manufacture a variety of components for medical devices and implants.

View the article at: PM Medical Miracle Article.pdf  

(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.)


June 2004

Modern Machine Shop Magazine - June 2004 Issue/Page 70

"Making It In Medical"
Examining this shop's healthy medical machining business shows that both medical components and medical customers require special care.  By Mark Albert, Editor in Chief.

Download the article at: http://www.mmsonline.com/articles/060403.html


October 2003

Criterion receives praise from Dr. Donald Thomas of NASA for our work on the FCF (Fluids and Combustion Facility) for the International Space Station.

See letter and photo at: Praise For Criterion




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