The founding principle of Vanguard Plastics Corporation was to be a leader in the custom plastic injection molding industry in the New England area. Our name, Vanguard Plastics, sprang from this idea. To be in the Vanguard is to lead and that is what we have done. We drive constantly to be among the best in our industry by not only adopting the latest manufacturing practices but also by maintaining a fleet of the best possible primary equipment and robotics. Integral to our strategy is a family oriented hands-on approach which seeks to develop leaders from within the company to maximum extent possible and to treat everyone here with the respect and dignity they deserve. Many of our key staff have been with our company for two decades or longer. That type of experience counts and is key to our success.
Our 25,000-square-foot facility houses 22 plastic injection molding machines from 30 tons through 420 tons with shot sizes which range from 2 ounces all the way up to 50 ounces. We operate 3 full shifts 5 days per week. We also have deployed 11 Wittmann cartesian robots as well as 3 Baxter robots. We were among the first companies to deploy a Baxter robot in volume production application. We have been featured in a live broadcast on CNBC which covered our deployment of this unique robot.
We have also have a full quality control lab complete with CMM and are ISO certified. Our plant production is monitored via a computer network called Plantstar. This system not only aids in job scheduling but also provides us live feedback on the overall productivity in our factory. Even our raw material handling is streamlined by our central material handling system. All these tools help us deliver the best possible product at a very competitive price.