Welcome to LAMATEK. This is how we roll.
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. 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.
Here’s Our Story
October 1983: 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.
1986: 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.
1988: 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.
Early 1991: 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.
1995: We Move 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 to 2004: Onward & Upward
LAMATEK makes additional investments in people & equipment to accommodate rapid sales growth.
2003: 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.
2005: 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 to 2013: 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.
May 2005: 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.
August 2006: We’re #1
LAMATEK was voted one of the Best Companies to Work For by US Glass Magazine.
2006: Let’s Get Digital
State-of-the-art ERP manufacturing software is implemented.
2008: Members of the NWDA
LAMATEK joined the Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) and has been a member ever since.
2010: ISO 9001:2008 Certification
LAMATEK became an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and we’ve been going strong ever since.
June 2011: Diving Into a New Market
Our second e-commerce division, POOLSAIC, took on a life of its own after introducing a brand new product line of removable pool graphics and custom promotional products.
September 2013: ‘Best In Show’ at Glassbuild America
Our social media campaign won us the “Best In Show” award for small booth design at the Glassbuild America trade show in Atlanta, GA.
October 2013: LAMATEK Turns 30!
LAMATEK celebrated our 30th Anniversary in style. Awards were given, presentations were made, and good times were had by all.
2015 to 2016: 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″!
September 2015: 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.
June 2016: Member of the GFA
We’re honored to join the Gasket Fabricators Association. It’s kind of a big deal.
January 2017: Double the Fun
LAMATEK expands to 92,000 sq. ft. by signing a 10-year lease on adjoining industrial space to accommodate new opportunities and growth. Read the full story here.