L&M

U.S Major Client Base (Part List)
  • Coca-Cola (6 Plants)
  • Pepsi-Cola
  • Boeing Aircraft Plant
  • Federal Express (26 locations)
  • Home Depot (Equiv. Bunnings 95 locations)
  • Las Vegas World of Concrete 105,000.m2.
  • Calvin Klein 75,000.m2.
  • D.H.L. (18 Locations)
  • Target Stores (25 locations)
  • K-Mart Stores & Distribution Ctrs.
  • Wal-Mart Stores & Distributions
  • Wal-Mart Super Stores (284 Locations)
  • Office Depot (Equiv. Officeworks 15 locations)
  • IKEA: Canada, USA, Europe, Russia & UK.
  • Rockwell Air Command Hangers (4)
  • Pep Boys. (43 Locations)
  • American Freightways (12 Locations)
  • Lowes Warehouse Chain: USA & Canada
  • Costco Distribution Warehouses (73 locations)
  • Atlantic City Convention Ctr. 150,000.m2.
  • El Dupont Warehouses
  • Stapels Office Supplies (25 locations)
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • U.S. Post
  • Food for Less
  • Saturn Auto Plant
  • Roadway Express
  • Kobe Steel Outlets
  • Caterpillar Heavy Equipment
  • Mercedes, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Auto
  • Delta Airlines Hangers
  • Beech Craft Plant
  • U.S. West Airlines Hangers
  • U.S. Bulk Mail Distribution
  • Liz Claiborne Factory & Warehouse
  • Monsanto
  • Hersey Chocolates Factory & Warehouse
  • A.F.C.O. Cargo Warehouses
  • Meanards Stores
  • Hewlet Packard
  • Kodac
  • Van-De-Camps
  • The Levi Company
  • Xerox
  • Sears Hardware Stores
  • Mead Paper Company
  • Parts USA
  • Sam’s Club Outlets
  • Walgrens Outlets
  • Intel Computers
  • Union Pacific Freight Depot’s
  • Miami International Airport

L&M CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS INC. – A BRIEF HISTORY

L&M Construction Chemicals Inc. was founded in 1961 by Lawrence E. “Larry” Schwietz in Omaha, Nebraska. Larry had the courage, tenacity, and most importantly, the vision to see the company through its lean early years. The company, originally based in the Schwietz home, grew rapidly.

In 1962, the first public L&M office was opened in the lower level of a multi-storey tyre warehouse/construction supply house in Omaha. The rent, one barrel of DEBOND a month. Over forty-five years later L&M fully utilises a number of packaging plants and warehouses, along with an international distribution system. Yet, the company continues to live out Larry Schwietz’s original vision.

L&M began with a single product, DEBOND Form Coating. DEBOND is an innovative, high performance concrete form release agent designed to reduce the concrete forming costs of our contractor customers, and produce beautiful architectural quality vertical concrete surfaces. DEBOND’s popularity established L&M’s international distribution structure.

Early products also included our DRESS & SEAL. The first non-yellowing acrylic cure, sealer, and dustproofer sold commercially in the U.S. Both DEBOND and DRESS & SEAL continue to be major contributors to our overall sales.

The 1975 development of CRYSTEX non-shrink grout was a major industry breakthrough in precision structural grouts. It set a new user-friendly standard for long work-time and fluid consistency that to this day remains the benchmark for precision grouts, and completely transformed our company, quickly changing it from a “form coating” company, to a full service concrete chemical supplier. Grouting products continue to be a major part of the company’s current business.

Since its inception, L&M has realised the construction industry’s need to improve the long term durability and appearance of concrete. In answer to those needs we have developed and offered a number of excellent concrete surface hardeners and densifiers. These include our popular SEAL HARD, QUARTZPLATE, and EMERY aggregate hardeners and toppings, as well as salt resistant water repellents, such as AQUAPEL.

L&M continues to attempt to be at the cutting edge of concrete chemistry and market trends. Most recently, FGS PermaShine brings a complete patented polished concrete system that has transformed the acceptance of concrete as a desirable floor finish. Polished concrete delivers beauty, safety, maintenance savings, and environmental stewardship. FGS is at the head of the pack, giving maximum value and versatility to designers and owners alike.

When taken as a whole, you will see that L&M has a solid track record of improving product formulations to protect the environment. Toward this end, over the years L&M has developed and introduced a number of environmentally sensitive, waterborne, and low odour products to replace VOC containing solvent-based cures, sealers, and water repellents in concrete construction.

L&M’s current manufacturing facility, acreage tucked into the northern hills of Omaha, also includes an administrative centre complete with a laboratory. Here, company chemists continually test, innovate, and develop materials to meet the demands of the marketplace. A large and growing onsite production facility provides product mixing, packaging and storage facilities. In addition, L&M has regionally directed packaging plants in Pennsylvania and Oregon. Additional storage and distribution facilities are also strategically placed in other parts of the United States and Latin America.

Larry’s eldest son, Greg Schwietz, became L&M’s president in 1993. Greg brought twenty years of sales and marketing experience with L&M to his role. He has assembled a competent team of managers who collectively direct the daily operations and future planning needs of the company.

Today, the family-owned firm combines a wide product mix with an international system of distribution to mark it as a leader in its field. The focus of L&M marketing is on education and training. Sales representatives are selected for their technical knowledge, professionalism and dedication to customer service. They regularly interact with the entire construction team: owners, design professionals, distributors, and contractors.

Quality, innovation, and integrity are more than words at L&M. They frame a philosophy which has propelled the firm into its position of leadership. This philosophy guides L&M as it moves forward towards continued growth in an industry that is helping to improve the way people live and work around the world.

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