Comeaux Caps is a family-owned and operated sewing factory located in St. Amant, Louisiana, just outside of Baton Rouge. Founded in 1973 by Sandy Comeaux, this year the company celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
When Sandy founded Comeaux Caps in 1973, he was also the owner of another successful company called Hamco. There, he worked with Lorraine Hebert, who serves today as General Manager. Eventually, Sandy decided to focus full-time on caps and made the decision to sell Hamco so that he and Lorraine could focus full-time on Comeaux Caps.
“It has taken years of hard work and dedication, along with new ideas and trial and error to shape Comeaux Caps into what it is today,” says Sandy Comeaux. “We pride ourselves in making smart business decisions and treating our employees as family. Comeaux Caps would not be what it is today if not for the village behind it.”
That family-culture is the bedrock that Comeaux is built on. The company treats its employees like family and has blood-relatives working in the business as well. Sandy’s son, Craig, works for the company as well.
“Sandy views each employee as a member of his own family and that goes a long way,” says Administrative Services Manager Alexis Chustz. “We have employees that have been here for 20, 30 and even 40+ years!”
The company continues to operate out of its St. Amant location, deep in the heart of Louisiana, but has vendors world-wide.
“The industry is constantly changing, along with every aspect of the world,” Comeaux says. “Comeaux Caps was started and ran for years on a pencil-and-paper mentality. As the world changed with technology, the industry grew bigger. We began in the times of the brick-and-mortar stores, but today we have a huge online shopping presence. We certainly believe that has helped Comeaux Caps grow even further.”
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Comeaux Caps re-released some of its most popular welding cap patterns, including the spiders. It also released a limited-edition 50th anniversary design.
Comeaux concludes, “On behalf of the entire team here at Comeaux, we would like to thank all our customers over the past 50 years for their continued support. We can’t wait to see where the next 50 years take us!”
Congratulations to all GAWDA members celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2023.
GAWDA members represent the best-of-the-best companies in the gases and welding industries. Each year in the Summer issue, we recognize those GAWDA Members celebrating milestone anniversaries. In the Q3 issue’s President’s Column, GAWDA President Robert Anders explored the three C’s of longevity. We want to add a fourth C for this column: Congratulations to all those GAWDA members celebrating anniversaries this year! And if you have a milestone anniversary coming up in 2024 and would like to be featured in this column next year, please reach out today at [email protected]