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About Lawrence® 

We are proud of our 136 year American heritage, having lead the customer journey  since 1881. For over a century the company, then known as Lawrence®, has been recognized as the hallmark of the finest quality design, manufacturing and customer service for the world’s hospitality industry. The Lawrence® brand can be traced back to humble beginnings as a small metal-fabricating shop founded in New York City. Surviving two world wars, including a temporary closure in the 1940s when all metals were diverted to the war effort, the brand forged its reputation as the world’s premier manufacturer of decorative crowd control stanchions under the name Lawrence Metal® Products. 

Famous for our velvet post and rope stanchions we’ve continued to build on our legacy of product excellence, innovation, value and design as Tensator®, a global leader and inventor of the Tensabarrier® retractable post - the industry’s most trusted and widely deployed fixture throughout international airport terminals, financial institutions, retail environments and many more sectors around the world. 

Tensator® is proud to offer the a full range of innovative queue management solutions including next generation digital signage: the Tensator® Virtual Assistant and other digital media solutions, virtual and single line electronic call forward and queue management systems, self-service machines, display and signage products, crowd and access control solutions, and in-queue merchandising systems.

Strong Craftsmanship and Heritage Since 1881

As track records go, we think over 136 years of producing the finest quality products is pretty hard to beat. So for quality you can rely upon, buy your own piece of history; buy Lawrence.