INDIANAPOLIS—Rahco Rubber Inc., a family-owned manufacturer in Des Plaines, Ill., has joined the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers.
Founded nearly 50 years ago by William Anton, the firm is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, precision rubber molder, engineered sealing solutions provider and customer polymer formulator.
According to the ARPM, their specialty is in low waste flash-less molding.
“Rahco Rubber is vertically integrated,” Jack Anton, vice president of sales and marketing, said in a statement. “We can create or enhance a polymeric formulation, compound it, mold it, and conduct secondary or assembly operations. We approach opportunities with a VAVE (value added-value engineering) mindset that allows us to drive-in performance and drive-out poor quality while improving economics.”
Anton said Rahco Rubber will participate in the organization.
“Like most things in life the more you put into something the more you'll get out of it,” Anton said. “We will… give all we can in order to develop relationships and networking partners. Ultimately, we at Rahco Rubber believe that by doing so, our growth opportunities will increase. Our thought process is that we can help to make our industry as a whole stronger, develop mutually beneficial networking opportunities, learn from other industry experts, and take advantage of ARPM's many resources.”
Established in 2010, the ARPM is managed by rubber business leaders and has more than 80 members. The association works to provide manufacturers with bottom line impacting programs, networking and other services.