Tami Matthews is the Marketing Director at Lane Supply Company. She's been in marketing 20+ years.

state of the countertop fabrication reports

State of the Manufacturing Industry – 2021

COVID-19 hit nearly every industry hard. Now, in 2021, everyone in the manufacturing area is wondering what 2021 through 2025 has in store and how to prepare. Download this report to understand … What to expect this year and in the next five years Manufacturing challenges Potential opportunities  First Name Last Name Email Address Phone…

3m vhb tape

VHB Tape by 3M – a Great Bonding Experience

One of the unsung heroes in Lane Supply Company’s cadre of products is a tape – VHB Tape by 3M. It’s quick bonding and versatile making it a great tool for a variety of industries. Although it’s certainly gaining popularity, some trades are learning more about it and how to take advantage of it, showcasing their designs without unappealing fasteners.   In…

invest in manufacturing and construction

Invest in Manufacturing and Construction Again

Manufacturing and construction companies are still being hampered by COVID-19. Some companies are still under state and local restrictions, limiting workers, while others have issues keeping the workforce healthy enough to meet demands.   But the pandemic alone wasn’t the issue – trade policies, lack of investment in manufacturing and construction, supply chain problems (due to the coronavirus and climate change), lack of skilled workers…

vendor consolidation

Why and How to Consolidate Vendors

Manufacturing, construction, mill working, cabinetry, metal fabrication, and other industrial businesses need a variety of vendors to get products made and delivered – on-time and on-budget.   But sometimes managing many different vendors can be inconvenient as well as hurt a company’s bottom line. There’s the vendor selection process, which can be cumbersome. Even after a new vendor is secured, they need to be entered into your systems…

abrasives for metalworking

How to Choose Abrasives in Metalworking

Metalworking needs special abrasives to grind, finish, or polish to ensure a satisfactory surface. Lane Supply Company (Lane) has recommendations as well as information about which abrasive to choose for your project. Bonded Coated Non-woven Also, see more information about the minerals related to abrasives. Download Infographic (PDF) Lane can help Lane Supply Company (Lane)…

sanding and finishing countertops

Polishing Techniques for Solid Surface Countertops 

Customers want countertops that are beautiful and durable without spending a lot of money. That’s a tall order! But many solid surface countertops – such as Staron, Corian, LG HI-MACS, Livingstone, and Wilsonart – fill that order by being relatively inexpensive while being looking luxurious. But fabricating, installing, and finishing these countertops can be daunting.    Lane Supply Company has expertise with these countertops. We provide a…

air tool maintenance tips and ideas

Air Tool Maintenance

When it comes to pneumatic and air tools, it’s important to ensure they’re well maintained. Not only can they cause your facility to use more horsepower than necessary (inefficient use of power), but they can become unsafe for your workforce. We have ideas and information to help you keep air moving as well as your…

4 ways to avoid swirl marks in woodworking

Avoid Swirl Marks

When you’re producing or restoring furniture, cabinets, flooring, or other wood-related items — swirl marks can be your nemesis. They detract from the quality of your piece and may even upset your customer, which can hurt your business. But it’s not just your technique that may be impacting the quality of your product. (Although specific…

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Manufacturing Case Study

Streamline the supply chain  Streamlining the supply chain results in reduced costs and waste, while maintaining or improving the overall quality of the manufactured product.  Problem  A manufacturing company needed specific filters for their spray booths, but had trouble finding a reliable source. Production was starting to grind to a halt because they had no “safety stock” – industrial…