Laitram Honored with Healthy Business Award
Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge Highlights Laitram Wellness Program
Laitram Featured in Processing Magazine
Intralox celebrates 25 years in Amsterdam as the European Headquarters
Intralox relocates Asia headquarters in Shanghai
Laitram Machinery opens expanded testing and manufacturing facility with top-of-the-line equipment.
The Laitram for Life Fitness Center opens on Laitram's campus. The fitness center is operated by LifeStart Wellness.
Intralox opens its Assembly Plant in Bangalore, India. This facility increased Intralox’s worldwide presence to nine facilities across the globe.
The Laitram for Life Health and Wellness Center opens on campus for employees. The clinic is run by Marathon Health and provides health and wellness services to employees.
Intralox opens its Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai. This begins significant expansion in the Asia Pacific region.
Shrimp peeler declared National Historic Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Intralox opens assembly facility in Japan.
Intralox opens an assembly facility in Brazil. This is the first Intralox facility in South America.
Intralox Australia Pty. Ltd. Opened in Melbourne Australia.
Intralox assembly, inventory, and shipping departments are moved to the new, 280,000 square foot building. All three departments saw massive increases in space and capacity.
The building becomes Intralox's global headquarters.
Laitram purchased 221 Laitram Lane to house Intralox Plastics.
221 Laitram Lane renovated. Intralox injection molding moves from 220R. This site has expanded over the years.
The Laitram Performance Excellence Program is changed to the Laitram Continuous Improvement Program.
Intralox moves European Headquarters from Dusseldorf, Germany to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. “Amsterdam was chosen as the new site for the European Headquarters and assembly function because of its geographical location; its strategic air, sea and surface transportation network; and its favorable business environment.” Headquarters served as the company’s centralized gateway to the rapidly expanding European marketplace.
After forming subsidiary companies in the '80s, Intralox L.L.C. Europe is officially formed.
J.M. Lapeyre passes away from a heart attack at the age of 62. He was issued 139 United States patents and over 100 foreign patents.
Intralox Assembly opens in Tokyo, Japan.
The Laitram Business Philosophy establishes principles which tell us what to expect from ourselves and each other – it’s the cornerstone of the Laitram Performance Excellence Program (PEP).
Laitram Machinery A/S formed in Hjorring, Denmark.
201 Laitram Lane purchased for Intralox assembly and warehousing.
Intralox establishes its presence in Europe with Intralox Germany and Intralox LTD UK forming.
Lapeyre Stair is formed following the 1980 patent of the alternating tread stair.
First patent issued to Lapeyre Stair- Alternating Tread Stair - patent # 4,199,040
Wholly owned subsidiary of the Laitram Corporation. Originally Peelers, Inc., which was formed in 1949.
Intralox moves to its own building on the Laitram campus in Harahan.
J.M. is issued patent for the Electro-Optical Printing System, better known as the LED Printer.
First patent for Modular Plastic Conveyor Belt issued.
Laitram hosts a shrimp boil to celebrate the new office and plant dedication on its 25th anniversary.
The Laitram Corporation moved into building on 220 Laitram Lane in Harahan, LA. This 50,000 square foot facility also housed Intralox until 1978.
Intralox conveyor belting first offered for commercial use. The Series 200 Open Grid is the world's first modular plastic conveyor belt.
J.M. invented modular plastic conveyor belting to help customers overcome the corrosion and sanitation problems associated with traditional solutions.
5.432 Acres of land purchased in Harahan, LA - future home of Laitram.
J.M. Lapeyre’s middle name, Martial, inspired the new name (“Laitram” is “Martial” spelled backwards).
J.M. and family return home permanently after living in Europe.
The first foreign sale of the Model "A" Peeler is made in Norway.
J.M. and family move to Copenhagen, Denmark. Scandinavian shrimp processors wanted a machine that would process their smaller, cold water shrimp.
J.M. traveled to Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Greenland to study foreign machinery sales possibilities.
The Peelers Company moves into its own building at 619 South Peters Street. The architect and designer of the building was J.M. Lapeyre.
The Peelers Company introduces the shrimp deveiner for lease
This property, located in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, was to become the future home and initial base of operations for the Peelers Company.
Peelers Inc. changes name to The Peelers Company. Today known as Laitram Machinery, Inc.
First Model "A" Peeler installed at Grand Caillou
Working model of shrimp peeler leased to Grand Caillou Packing Co., Inc. Houma
Founded by JM, along with his father, Emile and uncle, Fernand. Now known as Laitram Machinery, Inc.
The first application for the shrimp peeler is filed.
Basic idea of shrimp peeling machine conceived by 16-year-old J.M. Lapeyre While working the summer in his father’s shrimp packing plant in Houma, LA.