MOGADORE, Ohio—Portage Precision Polymers Inc. was awarded a 2014 Evolution of Manufacturing Award by Smart Business Magazine.
Portage Precision Polymer's rubber and elastomeric compound manufacturing operations have obtained ISO certification and installed a 270-liter mixer to double its mixing capacity since its founding in 2002, the firm said. It also opened a silicone custom mixing facility in Mogadore.
The firm said those advancements have allowed it to adapt to the global economy and have impacted operations, employment, product mix and sales.
"I am very proud of our manufacturing team, led by our Director of Operations, Erick Sharp," said President and CEO Douglas N. Hartley. "This award was made possible due to Erick's leadership and dedication to the goals we developed as a team."
Portage Precision Polymers supplies custom mixed elastomer compounds to rubber and silicone manufacturers throughout North America. It serves industries such as automotive, construction, oil and gas, agriculture, railroad and piping.