Grand River Rubber & Plastics Blog

Grand New Benefits for Employee Health

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Sep 20, 2021 9:40:30 AM

Imagine working for a company where health care benefits include an on-site Primary Care Provider. That’s the reality for employees at Grand River Rubber & Plastics.

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Topics: Work at Grand River Rubber, On-Site Health Clinic

Measuring Up: How Your Supplier’s Quality Process Affects You

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Jun 23, 2021 12:41:13 PM


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Why Working with an Employee Owned Company is Good for Customers, Suppliers, Employees, and Community

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Apr 30, 2021 2:25:45 PM

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Topics: quality policy, employee ownership, Work at Grand River Rubber

Supply Chain Disruptions and What Grand River Rubber is Doing About It

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Apr 29, 2021 12:19:35 PM

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.

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Manufacturing Jobs Worth Bragging About

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Apr 6, 2021 11:48:06 AM

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.

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Getting To Know Kellie West Inside/Outside Sales

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Jan 18, 2021 3:49:08 PM

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.

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Topics: employee ownership

Choosing or Specifying the Right Component for Your Application

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Sep 2, 2020 3:09:20 PM

Should we specify an O-ring or gasket?

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, o-rings, orings, die cut gaskets, materials


Posted by Alan Blankenship on Aug 10, 2020 1:53:56 PM


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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, employee ownership

What Are the Best Materials for Your Lathe Cut Gasket Application?

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Jul 29, 2020 10:57:45 AM

Using the right material for a quality seal to avoid problems later

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Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, materials, static applications, dynamic applications, oil and gas, food grade applications

Grand River featured in Rubber & Plastics News

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Jul 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM

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Topics: Rubber & Plastics News