In order to meet demands of the Vietnam War effort, Longhorn’s new metal stamping operation and 45-ton press supplied military-specific raw materials, various bomb parts and cushions for hand grenades. Automatic feeds for presses were installed to increase productivity. Pressure sensitive adhesives were introduced into the marketplace and Longhorn became a 3M Industrial converter.
In 1980, Longhorn moved into a new 65,000-sq. ft. building in Lancaster, Texas (15 miles South of Dallas) serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the four state area including Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Longhorn developed formed metal, plastic & fibre parts, a variety of EMI/RFI laminations, and integral gasket-to-metal busbars and became an approved fabricator for Rogers Corp. PORON along with Monsanto’s Flectron product line in the early 1990’s. LGS expanded into kitting, sub-assembly, and contract manufacturing for mechanical and electromechanical assemblies.