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Grand River Rubber & Plastics Acquires Lathe Cut Gasket and Seal Division of ASC Engineered Solutions, LLC. (Ashtabula Rubber Co.)

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Mar 21, 2023 5:37:27 PM

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Ashtabula, OH, March 16, 2023 – Grand River Rubber and Plastics, a 100 percent employee owned lathe cut washers, tubular gaskets, flat drive belts and wastewater treatment membrane manufacturer in Ashtabula, Ohio, has acquired the lathe cut gasket and seal division of ASC Engineered Solutions, LLC (dba Ashtabula Rubber Company). Teams at both companies are already working together and a target date of July 1st, 2023 is set for all orders to be produced and shipped out of Grand River Rubber’s facility in Ashtabula, Ohio.

 “Our companies have a commitment to producing quality products at a competitive price and on-time delivery schedule. Our focus during the due diligence process was to ensure that Grand River Rubber was the best option for Ashtabula Rubber’s customers,” states Donny Chaplin, President of Grand River Rubber and Plastics. “Grand River Rubber’s ISO 9001-2015 certified production process will allow for a smooth transition and reliable supply into the future.” With this acquisition, Grand River Rubber and Plastics expands their lathe cut gasket business into more than twenty-three market segments. For more information visit or call (440) 998-2900 (Photo attached)

 About Grand River Rubber & Plastics Company

 Grand River Rubber & Plastics Company was established by the acquisition of the Ashtabula Division of Geneva Rubber in 1976. The 100 percent employee owned company specializes in lathe cut washers, tubular gaskets, wastewater treatment membranes, and flat drive belts. Grand River Rubber has an ISO 9001-2015 Certified Quality System. For more information, visit     


Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, die cut gaskets, seals