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Rahco Rubber Inc. has grown steadily in 2017, and during the last eight months has poured about $1 million into its operation to add machinery and make other moves to support the gains it has made. Included in the company’s …Read More
Rahco Rubber Celebrates Diversity and Longevity
en español Rahco Rubber, Inc. an ISO 9001 certified vertically integrated, manufacturer of custom engineered precision molded rubber components, a sealing solutions provider and a formulator of advanced polymer materials. We are very proud to be a family owned …Read More
Rahco Rubber and DESMA; an Effective Combination
Rahco Rubber's commitment to optimum manufacturing efficiencies, its support of current and future business along with DESMA's ability to deliver "turn-key" solutions made for a great partnership on a recent project. "We recently took delivery of a 700 US ton …Read More
Steve Anton, President of Rahco Rubber, Inc. 2016 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year.
http://www.rubbernews.com Des Plaines, IL. Crain’s Rubber and Plastics News publication has awarded their 2016 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year award to Steve Anton, President of Rahco Rubber. This award goes to an executive in the North American rubber product …Read More
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Congratulates Steve Anton!!
December 9, 2016 Steve Anton President, Rahco Rubber, Inc. 1633 Birchwood Avenue Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 Dear Steve: As Governor of the State of Illinois, I am pleased to congratulate you on being chosen by Crain's Rubber and …Read More
REP Corporation & RAHCO Rubber: an Exemplary Customer-Supplier Relationship
Value Added Polymer Solutions The REP Corporation, Bartlett, Il., is the U.S. subsidiary of REP International, one of the world's largest builder of rubber injection presses, based in Lyon, France. REP machines are known throughout the world for their rugged …Read More
Rahco Rubber Family-Operated, Customer-Focused
“Rahco is a very proactive company that embraces continuous improvement opportunities, and we position ourselves to capitalize on what others view as challenges,” says Dennis Askew, Rahco Rubber’s Business Development Manager. Established in 1967, the nearly 50 year-old provider of …Read More
Q&A With Steve Anton, President of Rahco Rubber Inc., Des Plaines
Q: How do you describe your company? A: We are a precision custom rubber molder. We have a family culture and many long term associates. Q: How did the company begin? A: The company is an outgrowth of the company …Read More
Rahco’s formulating + manufacturing experience pays BIG dividends on high performance and safety critical Primary-cups. Primary-cups create hydraulic resistance on breaking systems for motorcycles, ATV, Snowmobiles. Our new formulation vastly improved chemical and UV performance, our internal compounding ensured match-to-batch consistency + quality and our No-Waste Flashless molding process eliminated secondary processes and improved finished part quality too a best in class point where the customers internal incoming QC audits were eliminated. Nearly 3 million of Rahco’s primary cups are in service right now (I hope that they’re on your bike!).
Customers bring us their biggest challenges. A customer experiencing field failures brought their internal critical gasket for gas caps headaches to Dr. Rahco. We examined the seals, their failure modes and developed new formulation that exceeded performance requirements while meeting economic targets which prevented recall and warranty actions. Our remedy also included moving the patient to a No-Waste Flashless molding process that eliminated secondary processes and improved finished part quality. 10 million parts later, the health of our business partner is very, very strong.
20″, 18″. 16″ diameter filter. Overseas is not the answer! Rahco saved the day when a leading OEM tried to offshore the most critical seal in their assembly. Rahco responded immediately and protected the customer from a class action lawsuit, stopping warranty claims in their tracks. Rahco’s chemists formulated a new compound that delivered enhanced stability when in compression and exposed to high chlorine environments. Rahco’s In-house compounding ensured a consistent durometer, quality and improved static deflection properties and chemical resistance. 900,000 of these large diameter seals are in use today. You will never get that this kind of responsiveness and attention from a company 9,000 miles away.
Raising the performance bar. Rahco supported their customer during a previous supplier’s quality crisis, reformulating a sub-par material to an industry changing material. Critical aeration diaphragms used in municipal water management systems were wearing out way to soon which sent maintenance costs soaring. Rahco to the rescue – a new & improved formulation was developed within 15 business days. Rahco’s material and part performs so well that it allowed our customer to offer an industry leading warranty – extending term length by 25%. Next, our VAVE focus facilitated the development of an automated micro-piercing operation that saves this customer over $50,000 annually! How about that!
Rahco “knocked this one out of the park!” Rahco co-engineered a revolutionary design of a food service industry condiment dispensing valve. Our major league creativity and experience provide to be a winner in delivering a robust component that lasts millions of strokes. Rahco then formulated an NSF approved material that is both odorless & tasteless. To prevent assembly and field service errors, we molded the same part in custom colors. A triple play to clinch the series!
The tale of the Two-Piece Assembly Structural Plumbing Seal & Fastener. Chapter I – what began as an “inherited” hot pot transfer mold from a customer struggling with quality and hurting from costs soon became a VAVE opportunity when Rahco proposed a low waste flashless mold and transfer cold pot production process! Chapter II – same customer suffering with concentricity issues of the mating plastic component; Rahco steps up again by supporting their customer’s challenges and tooling up for this plastic component. Wait it gets better! Rahco then created an automated 2-component assembly cell that saves this customer over a $100,000 on an annual basis! And they lived happily ever after.