Edgetech Marks 20th Anniversary
Edgetech I.G. Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday, bringing together past and present leaders of the company at its headquarters in Cambridge, Ohio. The manufacturer of Super Spacer, wholly owned subsidiary of New Philadelphia, Ohio-based Lauren Mfg., also marked the occasion with the ribbon-cutting on a new dedicated extrusion line.
Edgetech’s entire team was on hand, including production workers, office personnel and a core team of executives who have been integral to the company’s growth. Among the speakers were Dale Lauren Foland, founder of Lauren International and entrepreneurial spirit behind Edgetech; Kevin Gray, CEO of Lauren International and Edgetech’s first president; Michael Glover, founder of the original Edgetech company and co-inventor of Super Spacer; and Michael Hovan, current president.
Also present as special guests for the event were various Lauren International employees who were founding members of the Edgetech team who were crucial to making Super Spacer the success that it is today:
- Jim Hamilton and Lisa Huntsman, chemists who developed the Super Spacer formulas
- Marvin Davis, a process engineer who designed and built the specialized equipment still used today to manufacture the product
- Eric Alander, a process engineer and the company’s past director of operations
- Erin Johnson, original and current director of marketing
- Maurya Shaw, original human resources manager
- Frankie Saho, process engineer
“There are many individuals who were responsible for making Edgetech the success that it is today and we are proud that many of them were with us for this great celebration,” said Hovan. “Over the years, our employees have worked hard to provide nothing but quality in terms of service and a wide range of product offerings. This celebration is really about them and our collective commitment to making the next 20 years just as great as the first.
“It’s always Edgetech’s mission to raise the bar through quality, dedication and the innovative spirit of the Edgetech 360® Value Promise,” Hovan continued. “We hope our customers will join us in the celebration and we look forward to sharing the next 20 years with them as partners and leaders in the industry.”