Frank Lowe Named Manufacturer of the Year

May 14, 2009

The New York State Small Business Development Center has named Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. its 2009 Manufacturer of the Year, as well as recognizing the supplier of weatherseals and related products as "an outstanding small business."

Accepting the award, Ira M. Warren, president and CEO, was cited for his vision, confidence, hard work, dedication, creativity, drive, organization and persistence in leading the company, which he has owned since 1975.

Based in Shirley, N.Y., Frank Lowe is an authorized 3M converter/distributor and ISO 9001-2008 certified company that supplies custom fabricated parts from elastomeric materials; solid rubber, sponge rubber, felt, cork, and plastics. The company specializes in high-speed rotary die cutting of materials with pressure sensitive adhesives, and serves the fenestration industry, as well as numerous other markets.