Since he first started working for Sioux Rubber & Urethane in 2011, Dan Sitzmann has seen a lot of changes, both in the company and in the industry in general. “Adding urethane to the line-up was a game changer,” said Sitzmann, who now serves as an Assistant Supervisor for the Sioux City-based manufacturer and fabricator. “It really opened up what we could offer our customers while reducing the turnaround time.”
Steel may be one of the strongest metals used in heavy duty equipment, but it can only take so much impact, abrasion, and corrosion before it fails. And that’s why we created our bolted liner product line, arguably one of the most heavy-duty lining systems on the market today.
What you may already know is that Abrasiplate™ is a rubber-faced plate that protects metal surfaces from the abuse of abrasion, corrosion, friction, and impact. You may also know that studies have shown protected metals can last up to 10 times longer than unprotected metals.
Since starting at Sioux Rubber & Urethane five years ago, Cody Wren has seen it all. “I’ve worked on practically everything that Sioux Rubber offers,” he said. “To me, honestly, every day is kind of exciting because we’re constantly learning something new about our products and how we can help our customers. Each day fuels the next, and I truly believe that is what makes Sioux Rubber special.”
Derek DeGroot started his career with Sioux Rubber & Urethane in 2005 as a fabricator, who appreciated working for a small company in a small town environment. "Even though we've grown a bit since I started, we've always been a company that takes pride in our employees and the work we do for our customers."
Unlike other members of the sales team, Jordan Langley’s background isn’t fabrication, manufacturing, or rubber. “I was actually the supplemental insurance agent for Sioux Rubber when a sales position at the company opened up,” said Langley. “They thought I’d be a good fit, and I agreed.”
Every year, Sioux Rubber & Urethane attends the , an annual convention hosted by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society to help professionals in the worldwide grain industry make new connections, find solutions, and learn about new technologies. This year the event was hosted in Kansas City, and we sent Derek DeGroot, Jordan Langley, and Joe Wren to man our booth on the showroom floor.
Some things are just meant to go together. Rubber and urethane, for one. Two things that never go together, though? Bare metal forklift clamps and inventory.
Sioux Rubber & Urethane was approached by a national grain processing company to help improve the lifespan of their steel idler rollers at their local soybean processing facility. Idler rollers provide a rolling service for the grain belts to glide on as they transfer grain at large installations; while they are easy to replace, the overall process and expense to do so was starting to add up.