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Advantage Converting History


Way back in 1963, Leo Alchimisti founded Advance Electric, our predecessor, who designed and developed customer slitting techniques to serve the Bay Area in the Industrial and Electrical industries. Over the next 30 years, the Advance Electric team grew their knowledge, skills, and capabilities, eventually leading Leo’s sons Paul and Jerry to create Advantage Converting in 1992.

Along with master converter Richard Lavino, the Alchimisti brothers saw an opportunity to serve the growing tech hub in Silicon Valley with unmatched skill and customer service. Specializing in close tolerance slitting and die cutting, they branched out into the aerospace and medical device industries across the Bay Area.

Since then, Advantage Converting has grown in size and capabilities. We now serve businesses all over the world, but we’ve remained true to our original vision—to serve with incomparable technical ability and unequaled customer service.

We look forward to the future. We’re excited to continue to grow and develop in this dynamic, ever-changing world. And we look forward to working with you.

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To accommodate rapid business growth, Advantage Converting opens a second facility in Livermore, Calif. As a trusted supply chain partner for many of our customers, this facility ensures business continuity and provides peace of mind.
Advantage Converting celebrates 30 years of business. We are grateful to our loyal customers and suppliers who have been with us since the beginning and enable us to continue to be a family owned and operated business.
Committed to providing products and services that exceed the highest industry quality standards, Advantage Converting becomes ISO 13485 certified. This allows us to further expand our offerings into medical device and life science applications.
Advantage Converting Inc. opens new headquarters in a state-of-the-art facility. We expand operations to 25,000 square feet with 5000 feet of ISO7 (10K) and ISO8 (100K) clean room.
Advantage Converting moves into new technologies focusing on development of wound care using thermal laminations, advanced die cutting methods, and extremely close tolerance slitting for the medical device industry, as well as electronics, optical display, alternative energy, aerospace, and automotive. We also expand our clean room capabilities to class 10K.
Advantage Converting moves to new 15,000 foot facility with 1000 square feet of class 100K clean room to both serve the growing medical industry in the Bay Area, and develop new processing methods that push us to be a major converter in all industries.
Founded by brothers Paul and Jerry Alchimisti and master converter Richard Lavino, Advantage Converting, Inc. begins serving the industrial, electrical, aerospace and medical device markets primarily in close tolerance slitting and die cutting.
Founded by Leo Alchimisti, Advance Electrical Sales develops custom machinery to slit major tape supplier products, serving the electrical and industrial industries.
Founded by Leo Alchimisti, Advance Tool begins work and opens for business to serve motor shops and the industrial and electrical industries.
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