Lavatec, Inc. Bankruptcy News

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October 7, 2010  

To our Customers, Clients, Vendors and Friends:

We at LAVATEC, Inc. in Naugatuck, CT would like to bring you up to date about recent events.

As you are aware we filed for bankruptcy protection, under Chapter 11 in July 2009.  During this period from July 2009 until today we have been operating normally with a full staff of service, parts, sales and manufacturing personnel. 



As of July 2010, Samir Tadros no longer has any affiliation or connection with Lavatec, Inc.  In the interim I, Herman Bernstein, am the acting president pending our reorganization.



We are presently in the process of reviewing a number of positive financial options that will take us out of bankruptcy.  Any of  these options would be extremely beneficial to our customers and will allow us to continue to provide full parts and service capabilities, including supplying equipment for their future needs.



–          Reiner Schmelcher oversees production and technical support;

–          Hector Alejandro is in charge of our parts and service departments;

–          Bruce Burmann is responsible for sales and marketing, supported by Patti Thomas;

–          Lucien Bourque oversees parts and service for our line of folding equipment;

–          Peter Thompson is responsible for all the business related matters and daily operations.


This group of employees has been working together for over 15 years and has extensive experience with the Lavatec line of equipment. 



Our company has operated from Naugatuck, Connecticut since 1987 and is the only company since then using our name and trademark within North America.  We have been advised that the new buyer of the German company seeks to wrest the name from us in the U.S.  We feel very confident that Lavatec, Inc. (Connecticut) will prevail in this dispute.  We appreciate your loyalty and support and will continue to earn your trust as we move forward.



Lavatec, Inc operates from a modern facility in Connecticut.  We have full capabilities of manufacturing our complete line of folding equipment as well as washer/extractors.  Our experienced service engineers can repair and service all equipment in the field and we are able to rebuild and refurbish equipment in our facilities.


Should you wish to get in touch with us you can reach us at the numbers listed below:

Tel:  800 255-2515 or  203 723-1122

Fax:  203 729-4977

LAVATEC, INC.               

300 Great Hill Road – Naugatuck, CT 06770

Hoping to serve your needs in the future.

Lavatec, Inc.

Herman Bernstein


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