Entrepreneurs look for problems. If they solve them successfully they’ve got themselves a business. Without really knowing that at the start, that’s how Brian and Dave got Lansing Housing Products started. In 2003, to keep the business from moving out of Lansing, and taking jobs with it, they bought the business. Dave was a salesman. Brian was a banker. Of course they could figure it out. Big hail was a big problem in the Plains States. They came up with a security screen that beat hail and, as it happened, beat vandalism, too. That success attracted new problems and new opportunities. In 2006 child safety advocates in Minneapolis asked Brian and Dave to see if they could make a child safety screen that would protect small children from window-fall injuries. They did, working with The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University. The new design received a patent in 2017. This Tough Tek Metals® (ToughTek) child safety screen got the attention of public housing and military housing agencies all across the U.S. It is now the product development and marketing focus of the company.
Lansing Housing Products is all about home. Products designed and manufactured to make homes secure and to protect the people who live in them. Screens and doors are the focus. The patented Tough Tek Metal® child safety screen virtually eliminates window-fall injuries for small children. A full line of other security screens and security screen and storm doors meet standard architectural and performance specifications. Custom screens and doors are made to spec. Lansing Housing Products screens and doors are installed in public housing and government and military housing throughout the United States.
THIS IS THE CORE TEAM AND SPIRIT IS THE GLUE. Team spirit. Local spirit. Entrepreneurial spirit. Find something you like to do and make it your work. Even better if your work tackles business problems and solves them. That’s good for the spirit and the bottom line. That’s what our core team and local talent pool does and what they want to do…..in addition to wanting to stay local. Designers, engineers, fabricators, metallurgists, installers and customer service advocates. They make this place work.
Our child safety screens, Tough Tek Metals®, withstand 100 pounds static pressure and keep children on the safe side of an open window.
What Clients Say About Security Doors
We chose the Lansing Housing Products ProVia model #460 3-lite entry door for our 96 unit complex because we wanted to replace the doors we had with an attractive but heavy-duty steel door. We are very pleased with the quality of these doors and with customer service for making this process as easy as possible.
I have completed several projects using Lansing’s screen doors on public housing units. I have been extremely pleased with Lansing’s performance and the quality of their products.