If you have existing tooling to produce your rubber product, but are not satisfied with your current vendor/supplier, Custom Rubber Corp. can help. We have assisted a number of our customers in moving their existing tooling to Custom Rubber Corp. quickly and with minimal interruption in supply. Typically, there is some minor work that has to be done to insure the tool fits in our equipment and can be run safely but for any number of our customers. This small expense is well worth it.
Depending on the material specification and current source, Custom Rubber Corp., in many instances, can continue to purchase the exact same material from the exact same source. If the current vendor/supplier is controlling the raw material, Custom Rubber Corp. and its raw material partners can quickly develop a material that meets the specifications required. If the part has no documented specifications, Custom Rubber Corp. can help develop those specifications and the material to meet them, given the environment and application of the product.
The fact that we have retained over 98% of our customers since 1980, means that this will likely be the last time you have to look for a new vendor/supplier.
Protective Rubber Cap (ref. 105534/105541)
After discussing a family of rubber parts for weeks with a particular customer, Custom Rubber received the existing molds from a supplier who just wasn't delivering parts or answers. To date, everything Custom Rubber told the customer has come to pass. This included potential mold work and the amount of time that would take, when samples would be submitted (within 4 days of receiving the mold), and when production would begin.
Since the original production began, Custom Rubber has designed and built a new injection mold with no cost to the customer because of the high volume. The new mold is producing parts with significantly less scrap and at a faster rate which has improved responsiveness to unforeseen demand.
Non-Marking Leveling Feet Encapsulated Washer (ref. 101627/101628)
Custom Rubber Corp. was awarded this businesses when the customer's original supplier couldn't keep up with demand. Within a week or two, Custom Rubber had identified and procured material, modified the molds to fit our equipment, and started production. RESPONSIVENESS ~ FROM DESIGN TO DELIVERY in action.
The part is made with a standard washer loaded into the mold and the rubber molds completely around the washer. During a second step, the customer inserts the bolt and attaches the top cap to the rubber foot using a spot welder on the bolt. The molded in washer insure the rubber will last for years.
The leveling feet come in two colorsa black and a grayfor different aesthetics and applications. Both materials are non-marking to insure the end-user's floor is not damaged. The material is specially formulated to absorb some vibration and withstand years of service.
Custom Rubber Assists Companies in Recovering from Supply-Chain Interruptions
Custom Rubber Corp. has a long tradition of helping customers who's supply chain is interrupted or whose suppliers go bankrupt. Our mission statement: RESPONSIVENESS ~ FROM DESIGN TO DELIVERY characterizes our entire organization. We pride ourselves in having the supplier partnerships and internally streamlined processes that allow us to react quickly to customers' needs.
In October, 2003, Castle Rubber closed their doors, and Custom Rubber Corp. was there to assist Castle's old customers in securing needed product. Custom Rubber Corp. is thrilled to say that more than 15 former Castle Rubber customers are now pleased to call themselves customers of Custom Rubber Corp.
As a result of the difficult economy and rising raw material prices, the molded rubber industry continues to be plagued by bankruptcies. In Toledo, Ohio, Plabell Rubber Products Co. closed their doors with no news on whether operations will continue. Unfortunately, many of the customer-owned tooling in the facility may never be recovered by Plabell's customers.
If you were formerly supplied by Plabell Rubber Products, please don't hesitate to contact Custom Rubber Corp. Plabell was a quality producer of rubber products for appliance manufacturers and other general industries. Plabell's role in the local Toledo economy will be missed, but Custom Rubber Corp. is located in Clevelandwhich is only 1-1/2 hours from Toledoso freight costs should be very competitive to what Plabell's customers were used to paying.
Custom Rubber Corp. has equipment that is similar to Plabell Rubber's, including injection molding machines and compression machines. Plabell supplied parts that were injection molded, transfer molded and compression molded with a variety of rubber materials; Custom Rubber can meet or exceed any material requirements and may be able to recommend an alternate manufacturing process (explore injection molding instead of compression molding) to maintain cost competitiveness.
Another company, Nazar Rubber Co. in Toledo, Ohio, also closed their doors after more than 57 years. Nazar produced industrial rubber products for a wide range of business. Custom Rubber's customer base is similar; we service customers who buy anywhere from five pieces per year to over one million pieces per year. If you were purchasing products from Nazar Rubber, please don't hesitate to contact Custom Rubber Corp. to see how we can assist you in securing the rubber components you require.
At Custom Rubber, we never like to see other rubber companies go out of business. But our number one priority is our customers, and we really hate seeing customers from companies like Plabell Rubber Products and Nazar Rubber have to scramble to find alternate suppliers. Don't hesitate to contact Custom Rubber Corp.
On February 20, 2008, Johnson Rubber Co. announced it will close down the headquarters building in Middlefield, Ohio, and its subsidiary, Norbalt Rubber Corp., in North Baltimore, Ohio. Both Johnson Rubber and Norbalt Rubber Corp. will stop production in April of 2008. Custom Rubber Corp. had close ties to Johnson Rubber Co. and Norbalt Rubber Corp., including assisting with excess production in order to keep Johnson Rubber and Norbalt Rubber customers supplied without interruption.
If you have tools and/or products that were historically produced by Johnson Rubber or Norbalt Rubber, contact Custom Rubber Corp. today and we can work with our contacts at Johnson Rubber and/or Norbalt Rubber to move your molds and take up production of your parts so there is no interruption in supply. With few exceptions, Custom Rubber Corp.'s equipment can match the capabilities of the equipment at Johnson Rubber and/or Norbalt Rubber.
Additionally, although Johnson Rubber and Norbalt Rubber developed their own formulas which will not be available after the facility closes, Custom Rubber Corp. works with a number of material suppliers and will be able to develop and submit for approval alternate compounds with very short turnaround.
RESPONSIVENESS ~ FROM DESIGN TO DELIVERY.