Lapp Electric Turns 50 – Week 23 (200 Witmer Road, Race Car and Enthusiasm)

Have you ever wondered when the first ATM (also known as Automated Teller Machine) was installed in the United States?

If you guessed 1969, you would be correct.

September 2nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the first ATM being installed at Chemical Bank in Rockville Centre in New York.

“On Sept. 2 our bank will open at 9:00 and never close again.” was a slogan used by Chemical Bank to introduce the new technology back in 1969.

Just a month prior on August 1st, 1969, Lapp Electric opened for business and like Chemical Bank, “never closed again.” While it was just Manny Lapp at first…service was his goal, so it did not matter what time, day or night, he would be there to help you out.

This idea of service, day or night, is something that we continue to live by. We offer 24-hour emergency service and live by our slogan #LappToTheRescue.

While we have regular business hours, like Bank branches today maintain regular business hours, our on-call technicians are like ATM’s helping you out at all hours.

52 Memories of 50 Years

Last week’s memory took us back to the 1980s. We sponsored a race car and had our name on the side of the car as part of an early marketing campaign to spread the word about Lapp Electric as well as show our support for the community.

Work Site

Our #WorkSiteWednesday highlight last week took us back to the year 1980. This was a special Work Site Highlight because it was when we built our shop at 200 Witmer Road.

In true Manny Lapp fashion, he was his own general contractor and oversaw the entire project.

We were at the 200 Witmer Road location until around 2004 when we moved down the street to 2420 Gehman Lane (our present location).

L.A.P.P.E.R. Inspiration

E = Enthusiasm

“There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” – Norman Vincent Peale

We Want to Hear from You

We were recently asked what our favorite memory of Lapp Electric’s 50-year history is and while there are too many for us to pick just one, we want to ask you…

What is your favorite memory of Lapp Electric?

Whether you are a customer, current or former Lapp Electric Team Member, vendor, community member or friend of the Lapp family, we would love to hear what your favorite memory of Lapp Electric has been.

On Monday, July 15th we will select one random winner from the entries to win a Lapp Electric Swag Bag Prize Pack which will include…

  • Lapp Electric 50th Anniversary Limited Edition T-Shirt
  • $20 Gift Card to Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Grill
  • Lapp Electric Hat
  • And Much More

If you have not been tracking with us over the past 23 weeks as we have been looking back at our 50-year history, now is the time to get caught up.

Be sure to follow us on social media and check back often to see more on our 50-year history as well as find out more about the year 1969.