The history of Lantech began over 45 years ago with two brothers who knew there must be a better way to run a manufacturing company. It was, in their own words, kind of a “social experiment” running totally counter to trends of the time. Listening to and involving employees at all levels of decision-making was encouraged. It was radically different from the traditional managerial/employee model of the last century.
At the core of this is the belief that helping people grow, building on their strengths and interests, does more than just result in a better stretch-wrapping machine or case erector.
CEO Jim Lancaster notes that, “Our people are able to take what they learn here and use it to make a difference in the community – whether it’s coaching their son’s softball team or leading their church. We’re helping people become better human beings in addition to making better equipment.”