History

Responding to our customers and markets with innovative solutions since 1958

2011-Current

  • L&L acquires the business of Australia-based INC Corp to expand its product line and customer base
  • L&L Brazil begins manufacturing in a dedicated facility
  • L&L increases focus in the Commercial Vehicle market
  • L&L Czech Republic is established

 

2001-2010

  • Structural foam applications gain market acceptance
  • HOT Seals high expandable sealants are developed
  • L&L enters the Aerospace market and is awarded its first business
  • L&L purchases the remaining 50% of CORE Products and renames it to L&L Products Europe
  • L&L of Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, China, Poland, Korea and Turkey are established

 

1991-2000

  • L&L offers its customers complete vehicle sealing with the development of high expandable products
  • L&L partners with Gurit-Essex, a Swiss company, and CORE Products is established to serve the European automotive industry
  • CORE Products begins manufacturing in France and opens sales locations throughout Europe
  • Weld through, structural tapes and structural foaming materials are developed
  • L&L of Japan and L&L of Mexico are established along with a presence in Brazil
  • L&L molds its first CBS and nylon products

 

1981-1990

  • Investments in research & development increase with the construction of a dedicated facility to support material development in Romeo, MI
  • L&L establishes its customer responsive business model, working directly with customers to understand their problems and engineer customized solutions

 

1971-1980

  • L&L’s product line grows with the development of expandable rubber adhesives
  • L&L wins its first expandable business with a roof bow application that eliminates vibration and boom
  • NVH becomes a priority for the US automakers

 

1961-1970

  • L&L locates its operations to a purpose-built facility in Romeo, MI that is expanded over the years
  • The fastener sealing business is expanded with Plastisol dipping
  • Crushable mastic washers are introduced for sealing automotive and casket nuts

 

1958-1960

  • Bob Ligon and Gene Lane found L&L Products to solve an automotive manufacturer’s trim clip problem
  • Its first products are cured in Gene and Dorothy Lane’s home oven