Grand River Rubber & Plastics Blog
We hear you. We feel your pain. And, we’re taking steps to mitigate the supply chain issues impacting our industry and countless other manufacturers. Many of the key materials we rely on to manufacturer your lathe cut gaskets have seen worldwide shortages and delays. Materials such as Viton & FKM (fluoroelastomers), as well various grades of EPDM have been at risk for shortages. While there are many factors, this article in Rubber & Plastics News “Supply chains strained by misplaced shipping containers, grounded flights, high prices” sheds light on just how complicated global trade has become. And, toss in a blocked (Suez) canal and we realize just how intricate and volatile supply has become for US manufacturers.
Grand River Rubber & Plastics is hiring in Ashtabula! Whether you have some manufacturing experience or none at all, these are great opportunities. Take a moment to find out more about open positions and the benefits of working here.
This month, we are pleased to feature Kellie West, Inside/Outside Sales Representative, who joined our team in August 2020. Below, we highlight the professional journey that led Kellie to Grand River Rubber & Plastics, why she describes herself as an “education addict” and what she enjoys doing in her spare time.
Topics: employee ownership
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Topics: Rubber & Plastics News
Grand River Rubber & Plastics has been a supporter of the Civic Development Corporation of Ashtabula County for many years. Civic Development Corporation of Ashtabula County was founded to help fund brick & mortar projects around the county such as Lake Shore Park, Greenway Trails, Ashtabula Arts Center, Geneva Parks, Conneaut Twp. Park, D-Day Ohio and many more. CDC of Ashtabula County improves the quality of life in our community by surveying its stakeholders, developing strategic objectives, identifying impactful projects, raising funds, and providing oversight for the successful completion of those projects. Every 5 years, CDC of Ashtabula County hosts a campaign to encourage people to raise funds to support various community projects. The Campaign 2020 focus is Shared Vision: A Community Blueprint.