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PMPA’s 90th Anniversary Celebration: Tanya DiSalvo’s Path to Leadership

The 90th celebration of the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) in Amelia Island, Florida, held last weekend, was a milestone event for the organization, bringing together 165 members from 76 companies. Amidst the scenic beauty of Amelia Island, this gathering was not just about marking nine decades of excellence but also a time to celebrate […]

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Breaking Barriers, Building Excellence: Celebrating Criterion Tool’s WBENC Certification Milestone

It is with immense pride and excitement that we announce Criterion Tool’s third consecutive certification year with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). This achievement marks yet another milestone in our journey to excel in precision machining and stand out in the ‘No Failure’ industries. The journey towards this accomplishment has been filled with […]

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Passion Meets Precision: The Inspiring Story of Tanya DiSalvo in Manufacturing

In the world of family businesses, success is not always handed to you on a silver platter. For Tanya DiSalvo, her journey into the world of manufacturing was an eventful one, marked by challenges and triumphs. Today, she proudly stands as an integral part of the Criterion team, a company known for its precision machine […]

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Criterion Tool & Die, Inc. Wins Award For Excellence In Safety Performance

The National Tooling and Machining Association’s (NTMA) Annual Safety Award Survey is based on the OSHA Form 300A which Federal Law requires companies with more than ten employees to complete and post visibly in their plant February 1 through April 30 of the year following the year covered by the form. The purpose of the […]

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Criterion Tool President Defies the Status Quo

When Rene Banglesdorf, podcast author of Defying the Status Quo with Empowered Women, interviewed Criterion Tool president, Tanya DiSalvo, it got real. “Do you think that when you were a little girl, that your grandpa thought you would run this company?”, Tanya answered firmly with an “Absolutely not! He’s probably turning in his grave”. Tanya’s […]

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WBENC certification

Criterion Tool Earns Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification

We are proud to announce our national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Ohio River Valley Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, […]

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Back After A Positive COVID Test

  In early August, President of Criterion Tool, Tanya DiSalvo, found herself added to the COVID-positive nationwide statistic. After a quick nasal swab and a positive diagnosis she discovered she still had many unanswered questions. With employees’ health and safety on the line, Tanya was determined to find a way through a potential shut down. […]

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Why Manufacturing Today Is Not What It Used to Be

“Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast. Keep moving because otherwise you’re going to get squashed.”  President of Criterion Tool, Tanya DiSalvo, joins Frances Brunelle on the Women and Manufacturing (WAM) podcast. Episode #104, titled “Why Manufacturing Today Is Not What It Used to Be with Tanya DiSalvo” covers multiple topics ranging from taking over the […]

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Essential business during COVID19

Criterion Remains Open During State-wide Shelter in Place Order

On 22 March 2020, Ohio’s Governor issued a “shelter in place order” asking all non-essential businesses to close. Criterion Tool & Die, Inc. is a direct supplier to customers that the United States Government has identified as essential suppliers responsible for delivering parts required by essential government functions. As such, Criterion is considered an Essential […]

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Criterion Tool Unveils Cutting-Edge Mitsubishi MV1200 EDM Wire Machine

It’s all about innovation on the work floor of Criterion Tool, Inc. A brand new Mitsubishi MV1200 EDM precision machine is making its new home and settling in amongst precision technicians at Criterion Tool. With weeks of installation and continuous testing to ensure optimal performance and laser-precision accuracy, it’s now ready to get to work.  […]

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