West Deptford, NJ –
LAMATEK, a local NJ manufacturer celebrating 35 years in business this October, has a long standing history of providing quality manufacturing services as well as numerous career opportunities in South Jersey. LAMATEK is proud to be a Gloucester County manufacturer of foam tapes, gaskets, packaging and other adhesive backed foam products for various industries.
Over the next decade, it is estimated that nearly 3.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will be needed and 2 million of those jobs are expected to go unfilled due to manufacturers’ inability to find talent with the required skills. These numbers dramatically underscore the importance of Manufacturing Day, which falls on the first Friday in October, with an estimated 3,000 events across the country designed to introduce as many people as possible to the significant role played by manufacturing and LAMATEK is proud to be one of them.
LAMATEK is hosting its 5thannual Open House and facility tour on Friday, October 5th from 10AM to 1PM. The goal of MFG Day is to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy and showcase the rewarding, highly skilled jobs available while debunking old myths about manufacturing. Manufacturers across the nation like LAMATEK will be participating by hosting open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events. It’s a way for manufacturers to convey passion for what they do, and explain why and how young people can embrace the profession with post-secondary training that often lasts just a year or two and doesn’t leave them with overwhelming amounts of college loan debt.
On Manufacturing Day, LAMATEK opens its doors to local high school and college students to encourage the future workforce to pursue careers in manufacturing. The West Deptford based converter aims to further demonstrate the numerous opportunities available, how manufacturing contributes to the vitality of our community, and show modern manufacturing for what it is — a sleek, technology-driven industry that offers secure, good-paying jobs.