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Monday, February 13, 2017

LAMATEK Expands NJ Manufacturing Facility to Accomodate Growth

WEST DEPTFORD, NJ –

LAMATEK kicked off 2017 by expanding its manufacturing facility from 49,000 to 92,000 square feet, which will significantly increase production capacity. The leading supplier of foam tapes, seals, gaskets and custom fabricated parts signed a 10-year lease that started on January 1st for the space adjoining its current location.

LAMATEK acquires adjoining space to expand NJ manufacturing facility

Having spent the last decade investing in state-of-the-art equipment including rotary die-cutters, laser optical measuring systems, large format printers and CNC precision cutting machines, the expansion was the next logical step for the growing company. Since LAMATEK took advantage of the recent vacancy of the industrial space next door, it can remain in the same West Deptford facility it has called home since 2005.

“We’re thrilled about the expansion because it will allow us to accommodate new opportunities,” said President Bob Carlson. “We’re upgrading everything and adding capacity as well as new capabilities and equipment. For a company that started in an 1,800 square-foot garage, this marks an exciting chapter in our substantial growth over the years.”

After working with Gloucester County’s Workforce Development board, LAMATEK reaffirmed their commitment to contribute to the local economy, in addition to adding a minimum of 20 jobs over the next few years.

Gloucester County Freeholder Director and West Deptford resident, Robert M. Damminger said, “We are grateful that LAMATEK has chosen to keep West Deptford, Gloucester County as their home. We know that our industries have many options to choose from and we are pleased they chose to stay here, expand here and are committed to hiring here.”

Freeholder Heather Simmons, Liaison to the Department of Economic Development, said, “It is a pleasure to work with LAMATEK. They are a great corporate neighbor and they know that Gloucester County’s Workforce Development Board will work with them to help them find the right labor force they need for their new expansion.”

Investing in additional space will also allow the company to maintain the quality and outstanding service it’s been known for over the last 34 years.

Monday, January 30, 2017

LAMATEK Supports Innovative Technology with Gloucester County Robotics Program

West Deptford, NJ –

LAMATEK Inc. is proud to sponsor Gloucester County Institute of Technology’s (GCIT) robotics team, FRC Team 3151 Cyberstorm, who are competing in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. The FIRST Robotics Competition, which kicked off on January 6, is a 6-week long event that teaches high school students innovative thinking, individual initiative and effective teamwork: Three of LAMATEK’s top values.

The West Deptford based company’s contribution to Team Cyberstorm will allow 40 students from GCIT to work together while learning invaluable job and life skills to engineer a large, remote-controlled robot to be entered in the FIRST Robotics Competition games. Donations like LAMATEK’s help cover registration fees for the 2 main events, as well as tools, safety equipment and building materials.

“LAMATEK is proud to support educational opportunities like this that showcase advanced manufacturing to local students,” says Vice President, Laura Basara of the program. “Students like those on GCIT’s robotics team are our future workforce and it is critical for our company to promote the exciting career opportunities in STEM and advanced manufacturing fields.”

LAMATEK wishes FRC Team 3151 Cyberstorm best of luck in the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition. We’re proud to play a role in shaping the future generation of innovators.

Posted by LAMATEK, Inc. at 1:09 PM
Categories: Press Releases

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

LAMATEK Donates Toys, Coats and Time to Make the Season Bright

WEST DEPTFORD, NJ – LAMATEK is making a donation to The Lighthouse Christian Center of Philadelphia in the form of new, unwrapped toys for the 2016 holiday season. Employees of LAMATEK will also be in attendance at the annual Lighthouse Christmas party on December 16, where gifts are distributed to the children and their families. For the last 12 years, LAMATEK has donated gifts, food, coats and time to the annual Christmas program that reaches out to over 500 needy children, men and women from the Philadelphia community. The Lighthouse has been running this event for almost 30 years to provide much needed food for the less fortunate, coats for the homeless, and Christmas gifts for underprivileged children.

LAMATEK’s contribution to the Lighthouse program could not be sustained each year without support from generous employees and friends who are willing to give what they can to help others have a better holiday. As in recent years, we are especially concerned as corporate donations are down and there is a shorter period to collect gifts this year with the event falling on December 16th. LAMATEK will be accepting donations from the community as well, whether it be food, new Christmas toys or gently used coats up until the evening of the party. Appropriate gifts include non-electronic toys for boys and girls, from infants to young teenagers, that do not require batteries and do not promote violence (such as toy guns, swords, etc.)

To learn more about LAMATEK’s involvement, visit our Community Awareness page.

Posted by LAMATEK, Inc. at 9:44 AM
Categories: Events, Press Releases

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

LAMATEK Introduces New Independent Sales Rep for the Mid-Southern US

West Deptford, NJ –

Please join us in welcoming Richard Hardy of Global Sales Inc., an independent sales rep firm based out of Nashville, to LAMATEK's OEM sales force. Rich brings over 20 years' experience selling custom engineered components to OEMs and distributors in the mid-south. His expertise also spans the automotive, marine, off-road vehicle, defense, electrical and appliance industries.

Hardy will be collaborating with customers in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Kentucky to develop custom solutions for a wide variety of industry applications. Richard holds a Business degree from Belmont University, as well as an Associate's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Nashville State Technical Institute. His background in rubber sealing materials, precision punches and dies, and die-cut foam products gives him first-hand knowledge of LAMATEK's unique product offering.

A family man and outdoor enthusiast, Richard appreciates the value of open communication and personal interaction. We're proud to welcome Rich and Global Sales to the LAMATEK team.

Posted by LAMATEK, Inc. at 1:55 PM
Categories: Press Releases

Monday, August 29, 2016

Press Release: LAMATEK Appoints National Sales Manager

West Deptford, NJ –

LAMATEK Inc., premier converter, fabricator, and manufacturer of adhesive-backed flexible foam tapes and gaskets, is proud to announce the promotion of Janine Clauss to National Sales Manager for the Window & Door Division.

Janine’s new position will focus on more face-to-face interactions with both customers and sales reps nationwide to coordinate targeted marketing initiatives, new product developments and in-depth training programs. She will concentrate her efforts on evolving LAMATEK’s product line while prioritizing the needs of Window and Door customers.

“I’m looking forward to increasing awareness of the LAMATEK brand through strategic marketing avenues while also experiencing more face time with our customers. A key part of our success is our customers, so cultivating long-term partnerships is an important step in gaining a greater understanding of shared values,” Clauss said of her promotion.

Janine consistently demonstrates leadership by orchestrating profitable sales initiatives and aggressive marketing strategies within the Window and Door division. She is an asset to LAMATEK’s ever-growing sales force as well as her customers. We congratulate Janine on her continued success.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Grey Polyethylene is the New Black ... and White

West Deptford, NJ –

LAMATEK now stocks grey polyethylene, a new color option for foam sealing gaskets and tapes. New grey polyethylene foam provides outstanding sealing properties on its own or combined with butyl (pictured) to create a superior sealing gasket for windows and doors. LAMATEK’s custom grey polyethylene foam and butyl hybrid gaskets blend in well with beige or sand-tone vinyl windows for an attractive, inconspicuous appearance.

“Grey PE has the same high quality performance as white and black but with the added aesthetic benefit of a blended sightline,” notes Janine Clauss, National Sales Manager for the Window and Door division.

LAMATEK has been a leading supplier of custom sealing gaskets to window and door manufacturers for over 30 years. In the last decade alone, LAMATEK has sold 175 million gaskets worldwide. New 1/16” thick grey polyethylene is readily available with a variety of adhesive options to satisfy application requirements. Custom foam sealing gaskets are available kiss cut on a roll or die cut in individual pads.

Posted by LAMATEK, Inc. at 11:07 AM
Categories: Press Releases, What's New

Monday, August 15, 2016

Press Release: Harrison Leads LAMATEK Customer Support Department

West Deptford, NJ –

LAMATEK is proud to announce the promotion of Katie Harrison to Customer Support Manager. In the last 6 years, Katie has managed Window and Door accounts and incoming sales orders. During this time, she has also worked closely with the company's customer base while aiding her department in a steady increase in product sales.

“So far it’s been really incredible to see this new department come alive. With the help of the customer support team, I hope to fine-tune all of our processes so that everything we do is more consistent, accurate, and thorough. We’re working hard to improve the day-to-day experience for production, sales, and most importantly, the customer,” says Harrison.

Katie has been with LAMATEK since 2010 and has been devoted to developing strong working relationships with all of her customers. LAMATEK congratulates Katie on her continued growth within the company.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Press Release: Tice Takes Role as Process Refinement Manager

West Deptford, NJ –

Originally hired in 1999, John Tice takes on a new role as the Process Refinement Manager at LAMATEK Inc. Tice has held various positions over the course of his career including Machine Operator, Plant Supervisor, and Quality Supervisor. LAMATEK’s continued growth in equipment, capabilities, materials, and markets requires advanced quality and efficiency, which is where Tice comes in.

Plant Manager, Fernando Gisone, says of Tice “In his 17 years here, John has learned and mastered our production processes from beginning to end. From receiving raw materials to production and shipping, he has developed extensive knowledge of each step in LAMATEK’s unique operation. John is detail oriented, fast working, and committed to quality. He plays a key part in refining and evolving our processes.”

John’s experience in various aspects of the job have given him an in-depth perspective of LAMATEK’s manufacturing process and hands on insight into opportunities for improvement. Tice continues to improve LAMATEK’s manufacturing operations and refine our inventory of products.

Posted by LAMATEK, Inc. at 11:59 AM
Categories: Press Releases

Friday, August 05, 2016

LAMATEK Welcomes New OEM Sales Rep for WV, VA, NC and SC

West Deptford, NJ –

Please join us in welcoming our new sales rep, Tony Ferguson. Tony has 29 years of experience in sales and a strong technical aptitude for industrial substrates and composites. He is based out of Charlotte, NC and will be working closely with customers in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to promote LAMATEK's entire product line of flexible gaskets and foam tapes for a variety of markets.

Tony worked for 10 years in Detroit for suppliers in the automotive industry. For the past 19 years, he has used this experience to successfully interface with industrial OEMs and distributors in the Southeastern United States.

Tony appreciates building partnerships with customers versus just being a "part supplier". He strives for complete customer satisfaction and wants LAMATEK to be your preferred supplier for engineered products. We are happy to have him on our team.

Posted by LAMATEK, Inc. at 2:44 PM
Categories: Press Releases

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Press Release: LAMATEK Expands Customer Support Team

West Deptford, NJ –

Maggie McNamee joins LAMATEK as Customer Support Specialist. McNamee will be working closely with current and new customers and providing product information and support in addition to managing sales orders.

Customer Support Manager, Katie Harrison, said of McNamee "Maggie has 17 years of experience in manufacturing, so she already has an understanding of our processes. She is a valuable addition to our customer service team."

Maggie developed her technical background working as Customer Service Technician for inside sales and gearbox applications at SEW-Eurodrive, a worldwide leader in gear motor technology.

Posted by at 11:34 AM
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Press Release: Jamie Kifferly Joins Customer Service Team

West Deptford, NJ –

LAMATEK Inc. hires Jamie Kifferly as Customer Support Specialist. Jamie will be managing incoming sales orders, working with customers and account managers, ensuring that all sales opportunities are pursued, and interacting daily with internal and external customers.

Window and Door Account Manager, Katie Harrison, said of Kifferly, “There is a lot of information to go through when learning a new program but Jamie is highly motivated and has already demonstrated a firm grasp on our products and procedures since being hired.”

Jamie graduated from Rowan University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance and received his MBA in 2016. Jamie previously worked as Grounds Manager and Junior Landscape Technician for Rowan while attending to his studies. During his time at Rowan, Jamie was the Union Vice President, where he acted as liaison between employees and management.

Posted by LAMATEK, Inc. at 10:13 AM
Categories: Press Releases

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

LAMATEK Introduces New OEM Sales Rep for Georgia & Florida

West Deptford, NJ –

Please join us in welcoming Regal Sales Company as our newest independent sales rep firm. Stan Nolte, who will be working closely with customers in Georgia and Florida, has owned and operated Regal Sales Company since 1990. Stan is based out of Smyrna, GA and has over 30 years of experience in sales. Regal Sales Company is well versed in the LAMATEK product line of foam tapes, gaskets, packaging and adhesive products as well as our wide range of converting capabilities. He is fully prepared to fulfill our current and prospective customer's product needs.

Stan's company has been successfully selling mechanical components to OEMs in the Southeast United States since 1991. He strives to serve as a resource to customers by representing a select mix of high quality, cost effective suppliers.

Stan's goal is to build strong working relationships while analyzing existing product requirements as well as new opportunities. He is very interested in meeting with customers to discuss how they can mutually grow as business partners.

Posted by LAMATEK, Inc. at 10:39 AM
Edited on: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:46 AM
Categories: Press Releases

Friday, July 01, 2016

Press Release: Kate Laszyn Joins LAMATEK Marketing Department

West Deptford, NJ –

LAMATEK Inc. of West Deptford, NJ welcomes new Marketing Assistant, Kate Laszyn. She joins LAMATEK with over 2 years’ experience in Marketing and 6 years’ experience in Customer Service. Kate joins the LAMATEK team to coordinate marketing efforts and assist with the development and organization of tasks within the marketing department. “Kate is a welcome addition to our team as we head into a new fiscal year. She will lend a new voice and a fresh perspective to LAMATEK’s branding efforts as we expand into new markets and explore additional avenues of product promotion,” says Jennifer Lucano, Online Marketing Coordinator for LAMATEK.

Kate graduated in February of 2014 from Felician College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing. During college, she also worked for a Credit Union in Northern New Jersey as a Bank Teller and later as the Marketing / Business Development Analyst. Along with attending school and working full time, Kate volunteered at the Ukrainian American Youth Association (UAYA) for many years, gaining valuable knowledge and experience in leadership. We welcome Kate to our growing team.

Posted by at 10:59 AM
Edited on: Friday, July 01, 2016 11:06 AM
Categories: Press Releases, Women in Manufacturing

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Press Release: Samper to Lead in Business Development

West Deptford, NJ –

LAMATEK Inc. welcomes Cetra Samper as their new Business Development Manager to lead the company in developing new markets as the business continues to expand. Samper was previously on the LAMATEK team from 2008 to 2010 as Marketing Coordinator. She then worked for the worldwide telecommunications company, BlueStream, as Operational Readiness Manager and then as Project Manager of DAS and cell tower projects before returning to LAMATEK.

“The people and the role brought me back. LAMATEK has a Management Team that has successfully sustained their company for over 30 years, and cares deeply about its employees. The LAMATEK Team is focused and strives to succeed, which is evident by the fact that most of my coworkers are the same people that I worked with previously,“ says Samper.

Vice President of LAMATEK, Laura Basara says, “From her last position with LAMATEK, Cetra already had a strong knowledge of LAMATEK’s capabilities and products. We are all looking forward to benefiting from the project management experience that Cetra will bring to our growing company.” As the Business Development Manager, Cetra will work closely with marketing, sales, operations, and product management teams to achieve established sales goals and implement business development initiatives that maximize and grow the LAMATEK brand.

Posted by at 1:35 PM
Categories: Press Releases, Women in Manufacturing

Monday, June 20, 2016

Press Release: Newman Keeps LAMATEK Up to Speed

West Deptford, NJ –

Shawn Newman of LAMATEK Inc. has been appointed Information Systems Manager. Shawn began his career at LAMATEK in 2005 while attending the College of Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He has held several positions during his ten year career at LAMATEK including Product Design Specialist and Technical Sales Director.

When asked what his goals are for his new position, Newman answers, “The goal is to keep LAMATEK up-to-date with the latest technology as well as developing solutions for Business Intelligence and Analytics that will help us manage information to better serve our customers, develop new markets, and keep up with our rapid growth as a company.”

Before establishing his career at LAMATEK, Shawn interned with Delaware River Port Authority, Concord Engineering, and Lockheed Martin.

Posted by at 3:27 PM
Categories: Press Releases

Monday, April 11, 2016

Leading Supplier Announces New Improved Flashing Tape Products

DrainFLASH Self Adhered Flashing Tape for Windows and Doors LAMATEK announces new, improved NewFLASH™ and DrainFLASH™ self-adhered flashing tapes designed for flashing windows, doors and other openings of the building envelope that are prone to mold, mildew and rot. NewFLASH™ is constructed of a 2mil polyethylene face sheet coextruded to a conformable foam core. DrainFLASH’s™ revolutionary embossed face sheet drains water providing improved drying.

DrainFLASH™ is the first flashing tape to offer a true drainage plane that removes gallons of water per hour providing high levels of protection against mold, mildew, and rot. High performance adhesive system installs in cold (30 °F) and high temperatures where other products become messy and difficult. Both products weigh 40% less than butyl or asphalt and adhere from well below 0 °F to over 180 °F.

Clean, convenient flashing tapes feature lightweight acrylic adhesive with a polymer foam core. They surpass AAMA 711-07 specifications for Level A (no primer required) flashing systems, providing proven sealant compatibility at extreme temperatures (176° F) under AAMA 713-8 specs.

Learn more about our Flashing Tape Systems

LAMATEK is an authorized converter of Adchem products.

Posted by LAMATEK, Inc. at 11:11 AM
Categories: Press Releases, What's New

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