In 1994, LaMott Enterprises, Inc. was founded by three brothers (Gerry, Jim and Steve).
All three brothers grew up working at their father, Clarence LaMott's, machine shop called Precision Products Inc. Since their exposure to the family business, they’ve gained experience from other areas of manufacturing and now have over 150 years of combined experience from diverse manufacturing backgrounds. They continue to remain aware of the latest technology trends which give them the advantage of producing high precision, low cost benefits to customers. Originally, LaMott Enterprises was a precision grinding house, performing the last operation of many high quality jobs to achieve tight tolerances and fine finishes. At our customer’s request, we’ve expanded our equipment capabilities to manufacture parts from start to finish. We’ve enhanced our abilities, but still maintain our high quality, customer service mentality. LaMott Enterprises future is in place with Chris LaMott (Steve’s son) who will continue to make the company the best it can be for its customers and employees for years to come.
LaMott Enterprises is a family owned and operated machine shop for all your precision manufacturing needs including CNC machining, CNC milling, CNC lathe, turning, swiss, and a wide variety of grinding.
We are located in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota: the heart of the Midwest
Jim has 31 years of experience in the metal working industry prior to starting LaMott Enterprises in 1994. In addition to being a US Marine Corp Veteran, Jim’s previous experience includes being a lead-man, an engineering technician, a supervisor, a manager, and a grinding consultant for the following companies: Precision Products & Metal Deburing, Gresen Mfg. Technical Tooling, Rite-Way Precision, Northwest Swissmatic, Rueter Mfg., Fab-Rite Mfg., Metal Masters, Summit Gear, J.L. Grinding, Anderson Automatic, UMC, and Northern Machine. Jim takes pride in getting the job done regardless of how difficult it is or how close the tolerance may be. He also has a unique ability of explaining to employees how to get difficult jobs done with ease.
At the age of 7, Gerry was cleaning the chips off machines for his dad’s company. When he was 16, he was training coworkers twice his age the art of centerless grinding. Gerry was in the metal working industry when Swiss machines were cam operated, not CNC controlled. He’s seen machines evolve from the Warner Swasey turret lathe to the multi-tasking/multi-spindle machines with live tooling like our Mazak Multiplex. Gerry enjoys keeping up-to-date with machining enhancements and applies his 55 plus years experience to the technology of today. This has helped LaMott Enterprises remain open-minded when using newer and better technologies to take the imaginations of today and manufacture them into the products of tomorrow.
Steve’s managerial, procurement, production control and supervision experience was acquired in the 27 years prior to 1994 during his employment at the following companies: Honeywell Inc, Alliant Techsystems, Electric Machinery Company, Tonka Corporation, Metal Products, Inc., Precision Products, and Metal Deburring, Inc. Steve is best at finding creative ways of solving customer’s problems and reducing customer’s costs with his detailed understanding of all customer needs.
Chris has developed a wide variety of experience from various types of businesses. While earning his Business Administration degree, he worked for LaMott Enterprises as a machine operator. Before returning to LaMott Enterprises, he broadened his knowledge by working for the following companies: Metro Sales, Xerox, Medical Action Industries, and Target Corporation. From these companies, he gained vast knowledge and experience in the areas of sales, management, finance, auditing, and importing goods. Chris continues his education by learning how to run a business from his father (Steve), as well as, understanding the world of machining from his two uncles. The succession plan is now in place for the future of LaMott Enterprises ensuring the needs of customers will be fulfilled for years to come.