Jacob Spencer founded Nortech Labs in
1961, with the first office located in Bellmore, New York. In 1971,
Jacob submitted an application for the nation’s first patent
involving a flexible gel application for hot and cold therapy. Patent
# 3,780,537 was granted in 1973 and the ThermaKool Reusable Hot
/ Cold Gel Pack was born. That was the first of many innovations
that Nortech would contribute to the medical and healthcare field.
Labs is the patent holder of the first reusable
hot / cold gel therapy pack
Dec. 25, 1973, Patent # 3,780,537
For many years Jacob ran the business with his wife Sandra and business
partner Irv Kaye. It wasn’t until 1987 when Jacob’s
daughter and son-in-law joined Nortech, and the torch was passed
from one generation to the next. With new leadership, this expanded
not only Nortech markets, but product lines as well. In 2004, Jacob’s
grandson Joshua joined the business and five years later his other
grandson Jonathan came on. With young blood and a strong family
tradition, Nortech has taken their expertise and dedication into
the 21st century. Nortech’s revolutionary formulas
in gel applications have made us a pioneer and leader in first aid,
therapy, and positioning products.
Nortech is also the first instant cold pack manufacturer with National
Security & Safety in mind. Nortech has eliminated the hazardous
substance Ammonium Nitrate from its cold packs. InstaKool™
is safe to ship, store, and ultimately use.
Nortech services all over the world, manufacturing products for
companies that include but are not limited to wholesale distributors,
government agencies, emergency medical services, first aid &
safety, schools, health professionals, physical therapists, dental
and oral surgeons, hospitals and safety organizations. Our company
has achieved success by focusing on the needs of our customers,
offering quality products and reliable service.
green and innovative quality products to the medical, healthcare
and cold chain shipping industry for over 50 years.