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LPI Honors Its Longest-tenured Employees

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LPI Honors Its Longest-tenured Employees

Posted on 16 September 2019 by cradmin

(from left to right): Matt Flake, Jim Hoffmann, Lisa Voice, John Nelson, Erik Louis, Dan Louis, Tom Esposito, JT Hoffmann, Mike Garcia, Brian Stoiber, Joellyn Novaski and Tammy Rehbock

As LPI continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the company is recognizing individuals who have been a part of the team for more than 10 years. These team members, along with multiple generations of families, have helped LPI become the success it is today.

  • Erik Louis (executive vice president, engineering and operations) – 19 years
  • Brian Stoiber (director, information technology) – 19 years
  • Jim Hoffmann (sales manager) – 19 years
  • Tammy Rehbock (director, human resources/office manager) – 18 years
  • Joellyn Novaski (purchasing manager) – 17 years
  • Matt Flake (production manager) – 15 years
  • Mike Garcia (production) – 14 years
  • Lisa Voice (inside sales support) – 12 years
  • John Nelson (technical support) – 12 years
  • JT Hoffmann (regional sales manager) – 11 years
  • Tom Esposito (production) – 10 years

“Just as important as wanting to develop products to make difficult jobs easier for people, I wanted to provide jobs for blue collar Americans and their families,” said Dan Louis, CEO and owner of LPI. “A good portion of my team has been with me for several years and I appreciate all their hard work towards making this company successful and a great place to work at every day.”

Since its inception in 1994 by Dan Louis, LPI has sold more than 6,000 laser measuring systems throughout the world, including the LT-55 and LT-2D3D Laser Templator, that have helped thousands of companies increase productivity.

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LPI Releases Newest Version of Laser Templator Software

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LPI Releases Newest Version of Laser Templator Software

Posted on 16 January 2019 by cradmin

Laser Products Industries (LPI) has released Laser Templator v526, the latest version of its custom-designed 2D measuring and templating software program for its hardware counterpart LT-2D3D.

The most notable enhancement in v526 from v521.1 released last September, is with its speed. According to the company, opening and saving job files for large, complex jobs is more than 30 times faster, while small- to mid-sized jobs is up to 6 times faster. Functions, such panning and zooming, now operate at a higher frame rate for improved responsiveness allowing the user to experience smoother transitions. LPI states that the improvements are geared towards providing an enhanced user experience and make digital templating with the LT-2D3D even easier.

“We are constantly looking for ways to improve our products and that includes listening to our customers and the industry,” said Erik Louis, executive vice president of engineering and operations for LPI. “Last year, we added a CNC integration function to our software to be able to export files that seamlessly integrate with specific CNC brands for a true measure-to-cut experience. This new version now adds speed, which makes measuring and templating small and large jobs even more efficient.”

The Laser Templator software is designed to be user friendly and allow users to easily create and send CNC-ready files directly from the jobsite without having to possess any CAD experience. Laser Templator comes with every new LT-2D3D system. Customers currently using the software can upgrade to v526 for free by following the prompts on their tablet to download the new version. A list of all the new features and improvements to the software is also available upon download.

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Laser Products Industries Earns a Place on  Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year

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Laser Products Industries Earns a Place on Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year

Posted on 20 August 2018 by cradmin

Rich Katzmann & Dan Louis

Laser Products Industries (LPI) has made the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the second-consecutive year. LPI has experienced nearly 70 percent sales growth over the last three years and joins an elite group of repeat companies on the Inc. 5000.

“Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction have made the list more than once,” said James Ledbetter, editor in chief of Inc. Media. “A mere one in three have made the list two times.”

According to Ledbetter, companies that have made the list, on average, have grown six-fold since 2014 during a stretch when the economy grew around 11 percent. Collectively, revenue from companies on this year’s list is up 158 percent from 2014, a trend that LPI continues to follow.

“It’s a tremendous honor and achievement for LPI to be named to the Inc. 5000 for the second straight year,” said LPI president Rich Katzmann. “We continue to invest in all aspects of our business to ensure we not only continue providing the best quality of products and services, but also innovate and develop new solutions for new markets and the evolving needs of our customers. We have some big things planned between now and the next few years that are pretty exciting.”

LPI was founded in 1994 by Dan Louis, who was a 2017 inductee into the National Kitchen and Bath Association Hall of Fame. Throughout its 24 years, LPI has been recognized by customers, peers and associations worldwide as a leader in laser measuring products for several industries including countertop, cabinet and woodworking. The company has several new products in development that will launch over the next couple years to accompany its popular LT-2D3D Laser Templator.

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LPI Releases New Series of LT-2D3D Laser Templator Training Videos

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LPI Releases New Series of LT-2D3D Laser Templator Training Videos

Posted on 17 July 2018 by cradmin

Laser Products Industries (LPI) has introduced a new series of training videos for its popular LT-2D3D Laser Templator. Designed to easily educate customers on digital templating with the unit right out of the carton, these concise, yet informative videos are segmented by application from initial setup and templating to editing and emailing job files.

The new training videos are available on the tablet that comes with each LT-2D3D Laser Templator, as well as online at www.laserproductsus.com/LTvideos and the Laser Products Industries YouTube page. LPI encourages not only customers to utilize these enhanced resources for training, but also prospective customers to understand the benefits and ease of use of the LT-2D3D.

In addition to the new training videos, LPI will continue to offer custom online training for its customers. For more information on the LT-2D3D Laser Templator and additional products and services from LPI, please visit www.laserproductsus.com/contact to find your regional sales manager.

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Laser Products Forms New Company: Precision Measuring & Training

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Laser Products Forms New Company: Precision Measuring & Training

Posted on 20 April 2018 by cradmin

Laser Products Industries (LPI) announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Precision Templates of Colorado and has formed a new separate company, Precision Measuring and Training (PMT), headquartered in Denver, Colo.

PMT will initially serve the Denver market and will offer digital laser templating, CAD work, training, and tool measuring to fabricators primarily in the stone, millwork, and glass industries. The new company has offered positions to all former Precision Templates of Colorado employees to take advantage their 60 years of combined templating experience.

“PMT was formed to provide a unique set of services for the issues that today’s fabricators are facing.” said Rich Katzmann, president, Laser Products.  “We measure, do layouts, translate files to CAD drawings, schedule jobs, and handle customer paperwork. We only hire highly skilled professionals and put them through rigorous certification to guarantee error-free, on-time, cost-saving work.”

“When Rich and I first talked, I saw the immediate benefit of the PMT business model for fabricators,” said Marc Sleight, vice president, PMT. “The Laser Products system is the only solution we trust that allows us to achieve our promise of accuracy and process customization.  There’s no more down time, no expensive investments, and no more impossible scheduling problems.  PMT is fully flexible and can customize our services to the fabricator’s specific needs regardless of type of job, material, location, or process.  PMT employees are better trained, better with customers, and go where you want, when you want, based on your schedule. It’s a perfect solution.”

Currently only in the Denver market, PMT will be expanding to other cities this year, aggressively growing to national status in just a few years.

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Laser Products Announces New Sales Managers & Territories

Posted on 11 October 2016 by cradmin

laser-productsLaser Products Industries, a leader in digital templating, has experienced significant growth over the past few years. This growth prompted the company to add to its sales territories and staff in order to continue to offer the same quality of service.

Laser Products announced Aaron Alexander as the new Northwest Sales Manager. Alexander has spent the last two years as a sales manager for the fabric division. He has trained users to template highly complex jobs with ease and to streamline their production workflow. The past year he has also trained hundreds of customers in the stone division. Because of this experience, Alexander has the knowledge and dedication needed to carry on as a regional salesman.

Drew Thornton has also transitioned from the industrial fabrics division to the countertop division as the South Central Sales Manager. Thornton spent almost 20 years in the countertop fabrication industry, most of that time, selling laser templators for the company. Before making the switch to industrial fabrics, Thornton worked with countertop companies in the southeast United States and will now be servicing many of those customers again.

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Fabricator Profile: NF Granite Experiences Rapid Growth

Posted on 04 August 2016 by cradmin

aa8de576-034a-4112-b40f-74019c6fabb1NF Granite in Pearl City is one of several Louisiana fabricators that is experiencing rapid growth and embracing shop automation. Only a few short years ago, the company relocated to a larger fabrication shop and began to embrace digital systems for both templating and fabricating.

The company operates under the principle that the needs of the customer are of primary importance, and the entire team is committed to providing the best possible service. Because of this ethic, most of NF Granite’s new clients are repeat customers and referrals from past customer.

To help the team serve its clients, several digital systems are used, including an LT-55 Laser Templator Laser Products Industries. This system creates a 3-D layout that can be given to customers showing exactly how their kitchen will look with new countertops. After the countertops are fabricated with the help of a Fusion CNC Saw/Waterjet from Park Industries and installed, a sealer is applied that is guaranteed to last for 25 years.

Even though NF Granite recognizes that customers are important, it also believes its employees are important because the number one factor in a successful business is “hard-working, friendly and motivated employees.”

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