LARRY H. JACOBS HONORED AS A LIFETIME MEMBER BY STRATHMORE’S WHO’S WHO WORLDWIDE PUBLICATION
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, APRIL 11, 2017 Larry H. Jacobs of Locust Valley, New York has been honored as a Lifetime Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements for 63 years in the button manufacturing field.
ABOUT LARRY H. JACOBS
Mr. Jacobs is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Emsig Manufacturing Corporation, an 89 year old international manufacturing corporation which produces and distributes a variety of buttons including all natural buttons, bio-tech, fire retardant melamine, genuine leather buttons, green line, handmade buttons, logo mania, metal and plated, military, novelty, shirt buttons, super durable, swimwear collection, tailored clothing buttons and trouser buttons. They have been supplying all branches of the military for the past 74 years. The Company was started in 1928 in the heart of the Garment District in New York City by an Austrian immigrant named Emsig. Mr. Jacobs began his career at Emsig in the factory, holding numerous positions including serving in the accounting office for a year, serving in the administration department for several years, then transferring to sales to get a feel for that aspect of the industry. He was promoted to Vice-President, and 25 years later to President. He oversees all operations of the company including all financial aspects, marketing and promotions, employee interaction and the sales team. He interacts with accounting and legal experts, develops new and different button style products and visits other button factories internationally. Mr. Jacobs calls on customers and attends trade shows to keep up with changing product lines. He opened a sales and marketing office in Hong Kong over 35 years ago. He is responsible for marketing and networking.
In addition to the New York location, Mr. Jacobs has developed additional locations in Connecticut, Hong Kong, Shanghai, China, New Delhi, India, Santiago and San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic and Central America. The Connecticut office is over 100,000 square feet and is both a large manufacturing plant and sales office. The locations in China and New Delhi are also manufacturing plants. The other locations out of the U.S. are sales offices only and there are additional sales offices throughout the U.S. Mr. Jacobs travels to all of these locations, recently making his 93rd trip to the Orient. This has enhanced the company’s international reputation, and all locations are operated with the same ethical and moral standards that they adhere to in the U.S. Emsig sells approximately 40 million buttons weekly for manufacturers worldwide, in addition to the military buttons produced for the U.S. Armed Services. They are dedicated to the safety of the environment and the well-being of their employees. The Connecticut warehouse has made great strides in going green by upgrading their electrical system, cutting their electrical use in half and running on a lean-manufacturing management operational program that no other button manufacturer has done. They have also introduced the world’s first 100% recycled product line, comprised of over 50,000 pounds of former waste materials. They also created an “unbreakable button” named the Super-Durable® button which is the leader in this product.
Mr. Jacobs is the Founder and Former First President of the American Manufacturing Button Association and is affiliated with the American Apparel Association. He received the Pollution Prevention Award from the New York State Governor in 1996. Emsig was featured on the “World’s Greatest” television show.
Born on February 7 in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Jacobs attended college. He is married to Pearl and they have three daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys family activities, old cars, gardening, parasailing, and volunteering.
Mr. Jacobs states in conclusion to his very dedicated and balanced life in work and at home, “The lessons I have learned are true for anyone in any field of business: love what you’re doing; dedicate yourself to what you are doing; and never be afraid of hard work. But most importantly, love your family and make sure you have their support in what you’re doing. Always work as hard as you can and give back to society as much as you can. We make a difference.”
For further information, contact http://www.emsig.com.
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