West Deptford, NJ — The celebration of National Manufacturing Day at LAMATEK was a resounding success with over 50 visitors ranging from long-time customers, local government officials, community leaders, partner vendors, high school students and families. To demonstrate LAMATEK’s strategies for success as an American-based manufacturing company, visitors were given hands-on product demonstrations, an interactive plant tour and in-house examples of how LAMATEK partners with the community at large such as their partnership with the Volunteer Center of South Jersey. LAMATEK has held an Open House on Manufacturing Day for the past two years to join in a national effort to expand the knowledge about and improve the public’s perception of manufacturing careers and the industry’s value to the US Economy.
“The US manufacturing industry has an image problem and we are excited to support this growing effort to promote the important role that manufacturers like LAMATEK play in the local and national economy and our vision for the future of as one that includes smart factories and a smart workforce” says Laura Basara, Vice President of LAMATEK, Inc. “A top goal of Manufacturing Day is to showcase some of the rewarding, highly skilled jobs for those who may be interested in pursuing a career in the thriving manufacturing industry.”
LAMATEK was also pleased to welcome representatives of our local government in Gloucester County. LAMATEK’s president Bob Carlson, gave a personal plant tour to NJ Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera and Gloucester County Freeholder Lyman Barnes to prove how businesses like LAMATEK are important to the local economy and employ nearly half of all private-sector workers. In addition to generating jobs, thriving locally owned establishments like LAMATEK raise real estate values and stimulate whole communities. Small businesses are a critical component to the economic health of the United States.
LAMATEK is a manufacturer of foam and sponge sealants, gaskets, and tapes based in West Deptford, Gloucester County, NJ. We employ approximately 50 people in our community. Our hope is that Manufacturing Day will draw greater attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide, and promote the pursuit of skills that will lead to a long-term career that ultimately offers security and growth for qualified candidates. Hopefully, by opening up shop floors around the country, manufacturers will be able to show modern manufacturing for what it is — a technology-driven industry that offers secure, competitive, well-paying jobs.