The Story Behind the Frank Lowe Name

April 10, 2024

One question ISC reps are often asked: “Where did the Frank Lowe name originate? Did a Frank Lowe really exist?”

Yes, yes he did! Frank Lowe founded the Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Company in 1955 and ran it as one-man operation until he sold it to Ira Warren in 1975. According to Warren, he bought the company after seeing the “For Sale” advertisement in the New York Times.

A second generation, family-owned business, Frank Lowe is now overseen by Brian Atkin, Warren’s nephew, who purchased the company in 2023. He continues to rely on the family values similar to those held by Warren (now Chairman).

Products for the fenestration industry comprise 90% of Frank Lowe’s product line and include a wide range of bumpers, blocks, gaskets, tapes, and seals.

Customers can request products customized to their specific application – which Frank Lowe easily accommodates with their in-house die cutting, slitting, laminating, and fabricating capabilities.

ISC has worked with Frank Lowe since the mid 80s,” says Phil DeWilde. “The team relies heavily on us for industry insight and what new products customers are asking for. They have an incredible knowledge base – and we know, based on feedback, they always go above and beyond what’s expected.”