After moving from leased space to our own building and doubling our footprint, we installed a longitudinal press with multiple platen sets increasing our ability to cleat belts for magnetic separator belts in a much more competitive manner.
As the industry matured, these was a significant number of mergers and acquisitions. This M&A activity necessitated a higher sales figure per square per square foot for many distributors and fabricators. RK RUBBER saw this as a positive and we retooled our business model from that of a distributor into a fabricator. We became the “fabrication shop” for many of our former competitors. Our years of expertise had come full circle.