Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

Meet Joe Wren, General Manager

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jun 7, 2021 3:24:36 PM

We know a good thing when we see it. This goes for rubber products, of course, but it also goes for people. Many of our employees have been part of the Sioux Rubber and Urethane team for decades. General Manager Joe Wren has been with us for over thirty years, and his career has developed significantly along the way.

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Topics: Staff Spotlight

We’re on a Roll: All About Rubber Rollers & Pulleys

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 26, 2021 2:56:50 PM

Does your industry rely heavily on rollers and/or pulleys? When it comes to moving material from one place to the next, these simple machines play an integral role. Whether moving heavy machinery or smaller, more delicate items, rollers and pulleys are constantly on the move- which puts them at risk for abrasion and impact issues. Thankfully, we’re well-versed in covering rollers and pulleys with a variety of rubber and urethane compounds that are designed to reduce abrasion, extend the life of your roller, and protect the products you’re moving.

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Topics: Rubber Rollers & Pulleys

The Ins and Outs of Rubber Lining - and Why YOU Need It!

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 4, 2021 2:35:12 PM

We’ve built our business on the power of rubber. For over 60 years, we’ve been utilizing the unique properties of rubber to create abrasion and impact-resistant solutions for our customers. Naturally durable and resilient, rubber is truly a wonder product. The choice to line equipment with rubber is the best money-saving, game-changing, equipment-preserving decision you can make. In any industry, from manufacturing to mining, the benefits of rubber lining speak for themselves.
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Prevent Conveyor Belt Damage with Rubber Impact Bars

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Apr 21, 2021 8:27:33 PM

For over 25 years, we have supported the mining and quarry industries with rubber impact bars that are designed to protect both conveyor belts and products. Installed at transfer points to absorb the energy of falling material, rubber impact bars keep your material where it should be -- on the belt. Like all of our products, we can customize a solution that works best for your specific belt and the materials it handles day after day.

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Topics: Impact Bars

Clamp Pads: Why Replace, When You Can Recover?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Apr 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

We’re all about helping our customers save time and money. One of the best tricks up our sleeve? We can recover worn-down clamp pad rubber for a fraction of the cost it takes to purchase new. It’s one of our favorite no-brainers.

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Topics: Clamp Pads

Discussing Production Lead Times With Derek DeGroot

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Mar 25, 2021 3:53:06 PM

When it comes to production lead times, Sioux Rubber & Urethane is hard to beat. If your timeline is tight, we’re the ones to call. We sat down with Derek DeGroot, Senior Sales Manager, to discuss the Sioux Rubber advantage and how we set ourselves apart from the competition.

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Topics: Staff Spotlight

3 Ways We Ensure Quality

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Mar 11, 2021 11:48:16 AM

Over our 60+ years in business, Sioux Rubber & Urethane has built a strong reputation. When it comes to impact, abrasion, and corrosion resistance, there’s no one better at providing innovative and effective solutions for our customers. As we’ve grown our business over the decades, we’ve introduced new products, solutions, and ideas that never fail to meet our quality standards. We’re able to ensure our unparalleled quality because we only make the best, we know our stuff, and we never cut corners.

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Topics: Sioux Rubber & Urethane, Natural Rubber, Endurawear, Urethane

When the Going Gets Tough: Get Tuff-Tube®

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Feb 17, 2021 11:36:25 AM

Small particles can cause huge amounts of damage. Grain is an incredibly abrasive material, so you can imagine it does a number on the steel spouts it tumbles down day after day. Oftentimes, a steel spout will see so much abrasion from grain that it has to be replaced within the season. This is costly and wastes your time, money, and materials - but fortunately for you, there’s a better way. We created our patented Tuff-Tube® to solve this problem for our customers that work with grain, sand, or other small abrasive particles.

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Employee Spotlight: Kelli Midland, Sales Manager

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Feb 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

If you reach out to us for a quote or information on our products, chances are you’ll be talking with Kelli Midland, our new Sales Manager! Kelli may be in a new role, but she’s not new to Sioux Rubber & Urethane. After starting with the company as an office administrator, she served as Independent Sales Rep Coordinator for several years. Today, as Sales Manager, Kelli is in control of the overall sales process and serves as the face and voice of Sioux Rubber & Urethane for all current and potential customers. Kelli says, “This role is a natural progression. As I’ve moved into different positions within the company, I’ve been able to bring everything I learned and apply it to the new role.”

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Topics: Staff Spotlight

Behind Our Process: Vulcanization

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 20, 2021 5:11:36 PM

What sets Sioux Rubber & Urethane apart? Quite simply, it’s our processes that help us to stand out when compared to companies that offer similar services. It is common in our industry to use UV Curing, or cold-bonding to adhere rubber to a substrate. This process does work, but you get what you pay for. Cold bonds are only as strong as the glue that is used. This is why, from day one, we’ve been committed to the process of vulcanization.

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Topics: Vulcanization