CHURUBUSCO, Ind.—BRC Rubber & Plastics Inc. is 40 years old today.
The company, a privately held manufacturer of rubber and plastic components for automotive and industrial applications, was founded in 1973, specializing in rubber products. In the 1980s it added "plastics" to its name, signifying its entry into plastic injection molding.
Today the business employs 700 at six locations. The firm expects 2013 sales to hit $75 million.
BRC has expanded steadily over the years. Its last announced expansion was in June 2012, when it acquired the equipment and intellectual property assets of Veyance Technologies Canada Inc.