Friday December 16, 2011
NEED A WIDER BELT? WE CAN SPLICE IT.
Think of us as wide load specialists. Our custom longitudinal splicing method gives you access to limitless belt widths. Hot vulcanized splicing provides a strong bond and enables RPI to fabricate belts up to 40’-0” wide. Here at RPI we take pride in the custom solutions we have available for you. We’re ready to meet your needs and demonstrate our unbeatable turn-around times. Call us and we’ll show you what we’re capable of.
Tuesday August 31, 2010
Take a look at this mammoth 84-inch cleated recycling belt that just left our building. As always, Rubber and Plastics has the capability and expertise to custom fabricate the belts you need, and get them to you with one of the industry’s fastest turn-around times.
Monday August 02, 2010
We thought we’d post a few more casualties from the cold-bonded world. Want to see what happens when the sidewalls are not vulcanized on? Ouch!
|Another sad belt left out in the cold-bond world to fail.
Friday July 09, 2010
Hey everyone, we just wanted to share a testimonial we received this week. We’re proud of our team, and we’re honored to serve our clients with this kind of dedication:
“…I just wanted to let you know that Greg and your shop crew bent over backwards to get us out of a bind a couple of weeks ago. I had an emergency need of a single ply 330 or 440 belt after (another vendor) shipped me the wrong belt…this was on a Wednesday afternoon and I needed it by Friday so I could prep it so that our guys could install it on Monday. (They) said it was too late to get it out that day and would ship it on Thursday When the belt showed up they had sent me 4 ply 440 and when I called them they denied the fact that I asked for a single ply.
But I had called (another vendor)…and he had suggested I try you guys so I called and talked to Greg he had told me that you guys had some 440 in stock and that he could get it out that day for a Saturday w/c at Penninsula’s Dock. When I asked (the other vendor) if they could get another belt out that day (they) just laughed at me and said not in my wildest dreams!
About an hour later I had called Greg for a quote on a 30″ 3/4 x 3/4 v-cleat and he had a 5/8 x 5/8 that I also had to rush in and install on Monday. He also said they could cut the belt and just put it with the belt that I had shipping that day for a Saturday delivery. To me it shows how valued your customer service is. This quick response from Greg and your shop to get these belts out for me will go along way for future business between (our company) and Rubber and Plastics. Both of our customers were very happy that we reacted quickly and were able to get them up and running with minimal down time. Again please pass on my gratitude and tell Greg and your shop crew thank you for me please.”
Rubber Product Specialist
Thursday July 01, 2010
Need Hot Vulcanized Sidewall? Greg Johnston is Your Guy!
Rubber & Plastics Inc. is very pleased to announce the addition of Greg Johnston to their sales team.
Greg comes to Rubber & Plastics with more than twenty years of belting and power transmission experience! Twenty!
Starting his career in 1981 at Martin Sprocket & Gear in Portland, Oregon after working in the shop for three years, Greg was asked to lend his talent to the sales department. Then in 1989 Greg accepted a sales position with a family-owned, full-line power transmission and belt house where he was the assistant branch manager for five years. He was later asked to take on the operations manager position at Cleating Resources a division of RAM Enterprise a full line custom belt, corrugated sidewall and rubber lining manufacturing and fabrication facility located in the Portland, Oregon area.
Greg was able to hone his skills on the corrugated sidewall division as the product manager there until coming to his new home here at Rubber & Plastics in Vancouver, Washington. Please feel free to contact Greg with your corrugated sidewall or rubber lining projects and questions at 360-567-4280. He’s got the expertise and hands-on working history to put your issues to rest and keep your belts moving.
Greg enjoys boating, traveling, enjoying time around a hot BBQ with family and friends, and cruising around in his beautiful ’67 Chevelle. We’re glad he’s part of our family here at RPI as well.
Thursday April 01, 2010
Rubber & Plastics has joined forces with Douglas Manufacturing to bring you a more robust offering of Pulleys, Lagging, and Idlers! From heavy duty wing self-cleaning pulleys to 20-degree low profile channel mount idlers of various specifications, our newly expanded offering is just one more way that Rubber & Plastics can supply what you need to keep your belts moving.
Douglas manufactured Idlers are engineered for demanding CEMA B, C or D applications with an interference fit between the shaft and the bearing for improved sealing, better stability and longer life. Douglas idlers are available in a wide variety of configurations including: troughing, return, impact, rubber disc return, self aligning trough, self aligning return, scale Quality and live shaft. Douglas idlers are manufactured in Pell City, Alabama (U.S.A.) and meet or exceed CEMA standard NO. 502-2004.
Douglas manufactured conveyor pulleys come in both drum and self cleaning wing styles. There are five classes of drum pulleys: Heavy Duty, Mine Duty, Quarry Duty, Extreme Duty and Engineered Class. Wing pulleys come in Heavy Duty, Mine Duty, Quarry Duty and Extreme Duty classifications. Douglas pulleys are manufactured by professionals and we are totally committed to providing you with the highest quality pulleys available.
Thursday April 01, 2010
THE UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
The Rock Armor™ line of heavyweight conveyor belting offers you high quality belt construction at prices that won’t drive up your costs per ton. Our belting delivers exceptional resistance to impact, tearing, abrasion, and a 10:1 ratio of working tension vs. break strength.
ABRASION / IMPACT RESISTANCE
We get it. You need products with a low susceptibility of materials to fracture under stresses applied under heavy loads or at high speeds. You also need your material to withstand mechanical action such as cutting, gouging, scraping, or abrasion. We’ve got you covered.
NOISE / SOUND ABATEMENT
Rock Armor also specializes in noise reduction & abatement products that will ensure the health of your crew and the safety of your operation.
Thursday April 01, 2010
Ronald Lee Roalsen was born on Aug 14th, 1944 in McMinnville, Oregon. He died at his home on Feb 2nd 2010 after he battled colon cancer.
He grew up in the small logging & farming community of Grand Ronde, Oregon. Living with his mother & extended family, Ron learned early the value of hard work, and that honesty was not just a virtue but a means that shaped his life. The family moved to NE Portland where Ron graduated from Parkrose HS in 1962. He worked at the family gas station with his father Ray Roalsen who had a big influence in Ron’s life & helped him discover his mechanical aptitude & love of people & fast cars.
Ron met & married his best friend Carol Hutchinson after she needed help raising her car back to factory ride height, after her previous boyfriend had lowered it a bit too much…
In 1969 they started a family, and Ron went to work for his father-in-law selling industrial components & conveyor belt. This is where Ron’s professional sales career was born.
Ron’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to start his own business, Rubber & Plastics Inc., where he continued to work & develop his passion for the conveyor belt industry & the people in this small community. As business grew, Ron continued his pursuit of developing relationships and providing a positive influence on all those who worked with him. It wasn’t necessarily the products, but the people that Ron was passionate about. However, his knowledge & desire to solve problems led many people around the country to call him for his problem solving skills & advice.
Outside of work, Ron loved to read a good western or sci-fi novel. He had a passion for cooking & enjoyed weight lifting, Japanese gardens, & spending time at the Oregon Coast. Ron was more than a father, husband, and employer…he was one who loved people & would do anything to help someone in need. He was a mentor, and had a strong influence in the lives of those lucky enough to have called him a friend. He was truly a unique individual with amazing wit & a sense of humor that allowed him to talk with anyone; a self-made man who was more intelligent than most PhD professors, he took pride not in the things that he had, but rather in the relationships that he had built.
Ron is survived by his wife Carol, sons Edward and Rodney, daughter-in-law Julie, father Ray, brother Bob, sister-in-law Laurie, sisters Marta and Molly, and his two grandsons Cole and River.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made payable to the Ron Roalsen Memorial Fund, and sent directly to Rubber & Plastics, 7401 NE 47th Ave, Vancouver WA, 98661, or at any Key Bank branch location.