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Donald Chaplin

Donny Chaplin is President at Grand River Rubber & Plastics

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Keith Wyatt Brings 35 Years of Manufacturing Operations and Product Development Experience to Grand River Rubber & Plastics

Posted by Donald Chaplin on Sep 5, 2019 2:50:30 PM

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. 

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Topics: employee ownership

Athletes Are No Longer 'Fit to be Tied' Thanks To Pretty Knotty's Innovative Product [Case Study]

Posted by Donald Chaplin on Jul 8, 2019 1:33:12 PM

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.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets

A Look Inside Grand River Rubber & Plastics Vacuum Belt Testing Lab

Posted by Donald Chaplin on Apr 10, 2019 12:30:00 PM
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Topics: Vacuum Flat Belt

Bobby Nelson's career highlights the vast opportunities available in manufacturing careers

Posted by Donald Chaplin on Feb 12, 2019 1:41:58 PM

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.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, drum & pail, employee ownership

Grand River Breaks Ground on New Addition

Posted by Donald Chaplin on Aug 8, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Grand River Rubber & Plastics recently broke ground on a 11,500 square foot manufacturing space expansion. The addition will be primarily used for Grand River's Drum & Pail production line and will be combination of manufacturing space and raw and finished goods storage. The addition will also create a second story office space that will provide future expansion. 

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