Larco is a recognized brand leader providing safety, security, and activation solutions. Our product line includes door activation mats and push plate switches for the automatic door industry, heavy duty safety presence sensing mats used for industrial machine safeguarding, and consumer privacy protection products in the security markets. Since 1957, Larco has been committed to the development of high-performance, innovative solutions in a variety of markets. Larco is dedicated to value, pledging quality products at competitive prices with exceptional customer service.
Larco is a division of ATEK Products, an ATEK Company. ATEK Products, based in Brainerd, MN, is a complete solution provider for products in many industrial and commercial markets. From new product development to quality customer service and technical support, ATEK Products has the skills and expertise to design, manufacture, and market innovative products. ATEK currently owns and operates three major brands: Larco door and safety solutions products; the AcroReels brand of precision aluminum and plastic reel solutions; and the TankScan remote tank monitoring system. Larco is the recognized brand leader providing presence sensing mats, push plate switches, and safety control products to the automatic door and industrial safety markets. AcroReels is a leading reel solutions provider to the medical, semiconductor, and audio recording industries. TankScan is a wireless tank monitoring system used for tank level measurements and product control of noncorrosive liquids in the oil, gas, and chemical markets.
Jim Bartel, President of ATEK Manufacturing & ATEK Products, has over 18 years of experience in the manufacturing, selling, and marketing of proprietary products to industrial and commercial industries. Bartel is responsible for overseeing the activities of the MN business operations, including Larco, Reels, TankScan, as well as strategic growth for the company. He is an active member of Sales & Marketing Executives (SME) of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN and the MN based Breakthrough Forum.
Kay Phillips, President of ATEK Companies, joined the company in 2001 and was instrumental in the launch of ATEK Medical in 2003. Her responsibilities include strategic development, growth, and overall management of operations. Phillips has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and is a recognized expert in lean manufacturing. Phillips is a member of the Women’s President’s Organization and founded the Twin Cities chapter.
Christy Bieber Orris, CEO of ATEK Companies, is responsible for the overall management and growth of the company. Under her leadership, the ATEK Companies have tripled in size, diversified its customer base, and broadened industry focus. Orris is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the Women’s President’s Organization, and is a Henry Crowne fellow.
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ATEK Products is part of the privately held and family-owned ATEK Companies, based in Minneapolis. ATEK Companies distinguishes itself from the competition through its 60-year history, breadth of capabilities, long-term strategic partnerships, responsive culture, and regulatory expertise. ATEK Companies is comprised of four businesses, which include ATEK Products, ATEK Medical, ATEK Plastics, and ATEK Precision Castings. To learn more, visit www.atekcompanies.com.