ALABASTER, Ala.—Specification Rubber Products Inc.'s culture, well-trained and dedicated employees and strong team environment are three of the company's greatest assets—and what sets it apart from other firms.
That's the way Specification Rubber President Steven A. Smith views the business. Couple those assets with top-quality products and fast service, he said, and the company has a winning combination.
"In the state of Alabama," he said, "we love our college football. Some may say we're fanatics. The team concept and setting the expectation bar high are things we get. Not only get them, we live them. Every teammate has a special role to play, and no single position is any greater than the other.
"We're challenged to safely perform our role to the best of our abilities daily. It is doing that which has helped create an exceptionally strong and vibrant company."
Smith is not the only one who's extremely upbeat about Specification Rubber. Its employees feel the same way, which is why the company was selected as one of the Best Places to Work for 2020 by Rubber & Plastics News.
A producer of various rubber gaskets, specialty mechanical molded rubber goods and a number of other products, it serves a multitude of industrial markets, but primarily waterworks. The Alabaster-based firm invests heavily and frequently in training and coaching its employees. Each understands their role—not only within the company, but how it relates to the marketplace, Smith noted.