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Alan Blankenship

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Elite broadens scope with Wayne County Rubber purchase

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Oct 10, 2018 2:01:31 PM

Published by Rubber & Plastics News By  10/9/18

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How China Tariffs Are Impacting Your Gasket Prices

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Sep 10, 2018 2:24:11 PM


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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets

"All-In-This-Together" Culture Drives Quality Improvement At Grand River Rubber

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Oct 6, 2017 1:12:27 PM

October is National Manufacturing Month and also National Employee Ownership Month.  Grand River Rubber & Plastics is a proud 100% employee-owned manufacturing company. Employee ownership is an integral part of our DNA. Throughout the month of October, we will be interviewing our employee owners about working at Grand River Rubber and what employee ownership means to them.

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Topics: quality policy

Lathe cut gaskets vs. O-rings—One in the same or wildly different?

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Jun 26, 2017 12:20:57 PM

A common misunderstanding we hear from our customers is asking for O-rings when they really require lathe cut gaskets. Many times, our manufacturing clients believe that O-rings and lathe cut gaskets are the same. Below, learn the main differences between lathe cut gaskets and O-rings and discover why lathe cut gaskets are favorable in many applications.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, o-rings

Grand River Rubber Only Lathe Cut Gasket Manufacturer Recognized on IMS List

Posted by Alan Blankenship on May 16, 2017 6:04:18 PM

Grand River Rubber is proud to be the only lathe cut gasket manufacturer recognized on the Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS) Certified Manufacturers List of Single Service products. IMS was established by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to ensure manufacturers and milk shippers are in compliance with the FDA and U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) guidelines. The Single Service Products list specifically classifies companies who manufacturer single-service containers and closures for milk and milk products.

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