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Entrepreneurs Bob Ligon and Gene Lane launched L&L Products in Romeo, Michigan, in the mid 1950s. They grew it into a successful business developing and manufacturing sealing tools and foams for the automotive industry. But when L&L chemists succeeded in converting their foam into a tough new material in the 1990s, the management saw a chance to branch out into a bigger market. The company decided to supply car makers with high-value structural composites that improve how cars fare in crashes.