Together we can help you take the guesswork out of manufacturing. By partnering with LAMATEK, you can get slit-to-width tapes, custom gaskets, adhesive foam and sponge products, floor matting and raw materials all from one source. If you value reliable service, friendly people and an innovative approach to just about everything, you've come to the right place. If you're a Window and Door Manufacturer, a Glass Company or an OEM; if you're in Residential or Commercial Construction, Signs or Point of Purchase, HVAC, or Retail and Distribution; or if you just need something cushy to transport your products, we've got a solution for you. In fact, you can read our full company profile here. And now that we've got your attention, here's a little bit about how we became your (favorite) one-stop solution for all things foam and adhesive.
LAMATEK Founded by Two Friends
Kyle Larsson and Bob Carlson were both experienced in manufacturing and finance but found themselves underemployed and unchallenged. Starting out in an 1800 sq. ft. garage in Kresson, NJ, Bob's expertise was in the design and fabrication of converting equipment. Kyle ran the business side, performing all sales and administration functions. Their first major loan was granted by Kyle's father, Karl Larsson, to purchase additional processing equipment.October 1983
Movin' on Up!
LAMATEK moved to a 3000 square foot building in Cinnaminson, New Jersey to house its single laminating line and two slitting lines.1986
Time to Invest
LAMATEK invested in independent sales reps for window and door products, as well as new processing equipment and manufacturing infrastructure. We also obtained additional laminating, slitting and die-cutting equipment.1988
A Tragic Turn of Events
Sales were increasing and things were looking up, until a tragedy occurred and LAMATEK's co-founder, Kyle Larsson, was killed in an automobile accident. The small but effective LAMATEK family pulled together and formed a plan to continue building on the framework that had been laid by the late president.Early 1991
We Moved Again!
LAMATEK moves to its new state-of-the-art facility in Edgewater Park, New Jersey. Additional slitting and die-cutting lines are once again added.1995
A New Frontier: The Internet
LAMATEK was one of the first companies of its kind to have a presence on the internet with the debut of a multi-layered, functional website. In 1995, this was HUGE ... remember animated gifs?1995
Onward & Upward
LAMATEK makes additional investments in people & equipment to accommodate rapid sales growth.1995 to 2004
Vendor of the Year
LAMATEK named Vendor of the Year by Patriot Vinyl Windows.2004
Partner of the Year
LAMATEK was named partner of the year by Silver Line Windows.
Room to Grow
LAMATEK continued its growth trajectory and relocated to a 50,000 sq. ft. facility in West Deptford, New Jersey where we still operate today.2005
Rise of the Machines
Over the next several years, we invested in numerous capital equipment purchases to expand capabilities including rotary die-cutters, large-format printers and CNC precision cutting equipment.2005 - 2013
The E-Commerce Experiment
LAMATEK launched Foamtapes.net, an online storefront that started as a small venture to distribute and sell our standard stocked materials for a lower minimum directly to end users.May 2005
LAMATEK was voted one of the Best Companies to Work For by US Glass Magazine.
Let's Get Digital
State-of-the-art ERP manufacturing software is implemented.2006
Members of the NWDA
LAMATEK joined the Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) and has been a member ever since.2008
ISO 9001:2008 Certification
LAMATEK became ISO certified and we've been going strong ever since.
Diving into a New Market
Our second e-commerce project, Poolmats.net, took on a life of its own after introducing a brand new product line of removable pool graphics and custom floating promotional products.June 2011
'Best In Show' at Glassbuild America
Our social media campaign won us the "Best In Show" award for small booth design at Glassbuild America in Atlanta, GA.
LAMATEK Turns 30!
We celebrated our 30th Anniversary in style. Good times were had by all.
Bigger is Better
We added a 12-reel spooler to our equipment roster and upgraded our wide web laminating capabilities from 60" wide to 84"!2015 - 2016
WIM New Jersey Chapter Founded
LAMATEK is a founding member and "Chapter Champion" of the New Jersey branch of Women in Manufacturing (WIM), a national association dedicated to supporting and promoting women in the manufacturing industry.
Members of the GFA
We're honored to join the Gasket Fabricators Association. It's kind of a big deal.
We'll Take It!
LAMATEK expands to 92,000 sq. ft. by signing a 10-year lease on adjoining industrial space to accomodate new opportunities and growth. Read the full story here.
In 1983, Kyle Larsson hand-typed a statement depicting the kind of soul he envisioned LAMATEK would have and it is evident that the framework and philosophy that was developed then has been inherently pursued to this day.
PEOPLE: A Statement of PhilosophyWe believe that the achievements of an organization are the result of the combined efforts of each individual and that nothing better motivates people or engenders enthusiasm that respect, trust, and communication.
- All members of this organization are people first and foremost, and should, therefore, be treated with the respect and dignity deserving of all men and women.
- In general, no one knows more about a particular job than the person performing it. Therefore, we must trust each member to improve his area of responsibility in his own way.
Face to face communication is vital to understanding, involvement, and innovation. Communication between and among all members at all levels of the organization is critical to the success and advancement of the organization and all its members.
- We have an obligation to provide job security for all of our people. To avoid undue strain on the organization, all members will be expected at times to interchange jobs as the needs of the firm require.
- We have an obligation to provide training and the opportunity for development to our productive people who want to improve their skills, expand their career opportunities, or simply further their general education.
- Wide Web Laminating
- Large Format Precision CNC
- Rapid Prototyping
- Die Cutting & Kiss Cutting
- Large Format UV Printing
- Slit Tapes
- Laminated Logs
- Foam Inserts
- Bulk Raw Materials
- Custom Printed Parts
- Plain (no adhesive)
- Double Coated
- Single Sided
- Removable / Semi-permanent
- Permanent & Very High Bond
- High Initial Tack