Grand River Rubber & Plastics Blog

Grand River Rubber & Plastics Raises More Than $33,000 for United Way of Ashtabula County

Posted by Cheryl Hellmer on Dec 13, 2019 4:00:11 PM

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.

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The unique advantages of lathe cut gaskets

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Nov 20, 2019 2:50:09 PM

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.

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, orings, molded gaskets, die cut gaskets

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

Why Re-sellers Choose Grand River as Their Lathe Cut Gasket Provider

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Dec 26, 2018 2:00:34 PM


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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets

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 Re-Sellers Can Sell More Lathe Cut Gaskets

Posted by Bobby Nelson on Oct 2, 2018 9:39:29 AM

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.

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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