Grand River Rubber & Plastics Blog

Meet Vicki Ellsworth, Customer Service Representative

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Jul 29, 2022 9:23:19 AM

When you start asking questions of Grand River Rubber & Plastics employees, a common theme emerges: there’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ workday, and they seem to like it that way.

Read More

Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, employee ownership, Work at Grand River Rubber

Meet Jim Hlebovy, Process Engineer

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Jun 23, 2022 2:21:48 PM

Jim Hlebovy joined Grand River Rubber & Plastics in 2018 as a Quality Engineer, then the position evolved into a Process Engineer. He has worked in both Quality and Engineering. Jim said that as a child, he wanted to be a mechanic or someone who worked on equipment to fix it.

Read More

Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, employee ownership, Work at Grand River Rubber

Planning for a Successful 2022

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Mar 22, 2022 8:52:59 AM

Being in the rubber business for nearly five decades, we’re accustomed to evaluating new materials, evolving engineering techniques, and adapting to meet our customers’ needs for lathe cut gaskets, pail gaskets, and belts for many market segments, including oil filters, transformer, agriculture, plumbing and many more. (This is a long read, but we promise it’s worth it!) 

Read More

Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, employee ownership, COVID-19, Work at Grand River Rubber, On-Site Health Clinic

Ensuring Quality, Competitive Products

Posted by Alan Blankenship on Dec 13, 2021 4:10:50 PM

Meet Technical Services Manager Laura Boniface

Read More

Topics: quality policy, NSF/ANSI Standard 61, employee ownership, Work at Grand River Rubber

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

Read More

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

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.

Read More

Topics: employee ownership

GRAND RIVER RUBBER & PLASTICS ANNOUNCES ROBERT “BOBBY” NELSON AS LATHE CUT PRODUCTION MANAGER

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

   

Read More

Topics: Lathe Cut Gaskets, employee ownership

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. 

Read More

Topics: employee ownership

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.

Read More

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