Did You Know?
Lathem products are present in everyday life, but most people aren't aware of them. They make life easier and help keep you on time.
Remember the big black-and-white wall clock in school? It was probably made by Lathem then and it still is today. Lathem's traditional and new wireless synchronized wall clocks can be found in schools, airports and hospitals worldwide.
Lathem makes the internal clock mechanism for some of the major parking companies, including Federal APD, and has been doing so for more than 20 years. The next time you drive up to the ticket spitter at a parking garage, there's a good chance you'll see Lathem's name on the clock dial.
Without even realizing it, many people use Lathem products daily, such as when they get a train transfer ticket. Atlanta's rapid transit system -- Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) - uses a Lathem product for stamping transfer tickets. Next time you go through the turnstile in Atlanta, you'll know Lathem has punched your ticket.
Lathem has been known to solve design problems with special products such as a control system for the Winchester chimes at the Abbey of Gethsemani near Louisville, KY. In 1986, a Lathem designer modified the clock's standard program timer and saved the abbey thousands of dollars. The clock is still keeping good time today.
At Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville, Tenn., fans and rivals alike anxiously watch the clock whenever the Tennessee Titans fight for victory in the game's waning seconds. Though less dramatic, time is being monitored behind the scenes as well with a Lathem automated time and attendance system that records work hours for the more than 450 employees working in various concession areas.
Lathem not only serves companies in the U.S., but also abroad. The Mexican government uses Lathem time and date document stamps to track important government documents and correspondence.