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  • Custom Rubber Hosts ARPM Plant Tour
    What started as a 2017 article about Mill Safety in the Industry magazine, "Inside Rubber", (Page 8 ARPM Inside Rubber Magazine) led to hosting a plant tour event on June 13, 2018.  Custom Rubber Corp. hosted over 80 people at it's facility in Cleveland, Ohio.  During the one day plant tour event, Custom Rubber Corp. shared with other people from our industry information on the folowing topics;  Mill Safety, the Use of Visual Inspection Equipment both in-mold and as final inspection, and their approach to get engaged with the next generation of workers.

    Specifically, Custom Rubber Corp. demonstrated for all attendees our approach to Mill safety through conducting a live Mill extraction drill.  We shared the things we've learned about improving Mill safety from some of our peers and also our approach to Mill Extraction drills in the event there was an accident.  "The sharing of safety-related information with the industry, particularly for one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment in any rubber molding or mixing facility, just makes sense," according to VP of Manufacturing, Tim Zeigler.  "There is no competitive advantage related to safety - we want to do our part to drive safety improvement across the industry."  Here is a link to Custom Rubber Corp.'s Mill extraction drill from a few years ago - an updated version is being filmed now.  Custom Rubber Corp. Mill extraction drill

    Two other stops on the tour focused on Custom Rubber Corp.'s use of video inspection cameras, both in-mold and as final inspection of product.  The project highlights and full description can be found on the Quality page on our website.  Quality Control.

    During the last stop on the tour, President Charlie Braun outlined their approach to, "Bring vocational training back to a local high school and get all local schools re-engaged with manufacturing."  Custom Rubber Corp. has committed to hosting at least one tour a month for High School students.  The tours open the eyes of the students to careers in manufacturing and offer a connection to the real world.  Custom Rubber Corp. has led the creation of a consortium of local manufacturing companies that have also agreed to host monthly tours, which allows the High School class the opportunity to see two different manufacturing companies in one field trip.
    In addition to hosting the tours, Braun is working with a local school board and High School Principal to add manufacturing-related curriculum back to the school offerings with the ultimate goal of creating a Student-led manufacturing business similar to Cardinal Manufacturing.

    You can see feedback from ARPM and some attendees in the attached letter.  ARPM Recognition Letter

    Contact Custom Rubber Corp. if you are interested in learning more about any one of these three initiatives.
    Posted Thursday, July 5, 2018 by: Charlie Braun
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  • Custom Rubber - Building the Next Generation

    Custom Rubber Corp. is facing the same challenges many other companies are facing: Where can we find additional, dedicated employees who have some training?
    At Custom Rubber Corp., there is a movement to do something about it....

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  • Custom Rubber Corp Upgrades Quality Capabiltieis

    Custom Rubber Corp. has added significant quality inspection capabilities that utilize the latest in automated vision inspection equipment.

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  • Great Place to Work

    Custom Rubber Corp. released a new video sharing the experiences of employees.  Potential employees can watch to find out what kind of work environment Custom Rubber offers and see the type of work.  Custom Rubber Corp. is now hiring, $11.85 starting wage for night shift.

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  • Custom Rubber Corp. article in Inside Rubber Magazine

    Custom Rubber Corp. was featured in an article in the most recent Inside Rubber Magazine.  The article discusses the continuous improvement approach that Custom Rubber Corp. is taking with Mill Drills and Safety.

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  • Molded Round Seals / Molded Round Gaskets - How To

    Custom Rubber Corp. just updated and added information to the Round Molded Gasket / Round Molded Seals page.  The information includes the three primary ways to produce a round gasket or seal and what the advantages and drawbacks are to each.  Also discussed are three primary technical issues that are important to selecting the right type of round gasket and/or round seal.

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  • Colored Rubber Molding - How To

    Custom Rubber Corp. added content to its website with a host of information about molding colored rubber.  The information includes five reasons why Custom Rubber Corp. is one of the leaders in molding colored rubber products and four reasons why product developers, engineers, and companies in general should consider specifying a color other than black for their next rubber molded component. 

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  • Custom Rubber Grommets - How To

    When desigining a custom molded grommet, there are a number of things to consider.  Custom Rubber Corp. recently added detailed information regarding the issues or questions that need to be answered and an outline of how to work through the steps.

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  • Protective Case Design How-To

    Custom Rubber Corp. has added detailed, step-by-step information regarding how to design a custom silicone rubber protective case for your electronic device or instrument.

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  • Rubber Bellows Design How-To

    Custom Rubber Corp. added information related to designing molded rubber bellows and molded rubber convoluted boots.  Information is now available on the five steps or questions that designers need to consider when developing a custom molded rubber boot or bellow.

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  • New Look For Molded Rubber Products Website

    We're very excited about the recent launch of our new website. Much of the content is carried over - our old site had excellent illustrations of the types of products we make and customers we serve - but the look and feel of the site is much more up to date. We've included some larger photos showing some of our employees at work and have updated many of the product pictures.

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