Grand River Rubber & Plastics celebrated United Way Day yesterday, December 12, 2019. The United Way of Ashtabula County event mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in Ashtabula County. The United Way of Ashtabula County is a nonprofit organization that serves as a responsible steward of donated resources to impact the critical needs of our community in the areas of health, education and financial stability.
Grand River Rubber & Plastics Blog
Choosing a sealant is one of the most important aspects of creating functionality and sustainability in your industrial and commercial products. Choosing the correct sealing solution is essential to keep debris out of your machinery and provide resistance to wear and tear. There are many sealing options available on the market including lathe cut gaskets, O-rings, quad seals, and die cut gaskets. In today’s blog, learn what lathe cut gaskets are, how they differ from O-Rings and quad seals, and how they benefit your products and machinery.
Grand River Rubber & Plastics is excited to announce Keith Wyatt as our new Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Wyatt is responsible for Grand River Rubber & Plastics operations throughout its three product lines: lathe cut gaskets, vacuum sweeper belts, and drum and pail. Wyatt will drive alignment across these product lines to ensure operational excellence as the company expands its manufacturing footprint both domestically and internationally. Below, learn more about Wyatt’s manufacturing background and his perspective on the future of Grand River Rubber & Plastics.
Topics: employee ownership
Grand River Rubber & Plastics is proud to serve customers in a variety of industries and provide them with solutions to their biggest challenges. Below, learn how we helped Pretty Knotty develop an innovative hair tie designed for high-performance athletes.
Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets
Topics: Vacuum Flat Belt
Bobby Nelson is a testament to the multitude of possibilities available in manufacturing careers. In his 20 years at Grand River, he has touched nearly every department at the company. Just over five years ago, Nelson joined the sales team at Grand River. He is evidence that with hard work and tenacity, you can accomplish anything. Hear Nelson’s take on his 2 decades in manufacturing and what he’s learned in his transition from the factory floor to sales below.
Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets
Lathe cut gaskets offer unique advantages in comparison to O-rings, gaskets, and washers manufactured using other methods, such as die cutting or injection molding. The lathe cut process enables little or no tooling costs, smaller orders, the ability to make design changes easily, and rapid prototyping is as little as one week. At Grand River, we value our relationships with the re-sellers that carry our products. Below, learn some strategies re-sellers can use to sell more lathe cut gaskets.