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Plant Tour: Eagle Elastomer Inc.

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How Improving Safety and Efficiency Leads to Profitability – Lessons Learned from Eagle Elastomer

Rubber products manufacturing executives are aggressively looking for ways to improve their operations and their bottom line. It seems that everyone has a different approach, but the end goal is to increase profits by maximizing efficiencies.  

This ARPM Plant Tour Event at Eagle Elastomer will focus on approaches to growing profits and business efficiencies through implementing automated reporting software and safety best practice improvements.  Manufacturing professionals understand that often times it is the smallest change that can make the biggest improvement.  Eagle Elastomer has taken this thought process to a completely different level by empowering its employees to make the changes needed to improve environmental conservation, customer satisfaction, product traceability, workplace efficiencies, and more.

Benefits of Attending:  This Plant Tour activity is a one-of-a-kind event as the executive staff of Eagle Elastomer will share with attendees some of the elements contributing to improved safety and efficiency.  Participants will gain invaluable insight as to the method by which Eagle Elastomer has enabled employee empowerment to take them to the next level.  This tour event will have something for everyone, so management teams of all sizes are welcome to attend. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour a specialty custom mixing and extrusion operation;

  • Examine the innovative processes used on the production floor to maximize quality and improved safety measures;

  • Engage in cross discussion with other senior manufacturing professionals about approaches to continuous improvement;

  • And more...

Innovation Series Continuation

Title:     Using data to increase efficiency in product development presented by Smithers

The product development process can be a long, winding road, with potential roadblocks along the way: aggressive timelines, changing market dynamics, challenging design specifications, testing delays, and more. Even the most successful project teams can be waylaid by competing priorities, cost concerns, and unexpected setbacks of all kinds that can slow down the introduction of an otherwise great product. One way to make quicker, better decisions and get the product to market with minimal days is to partner with an outside service provider. This presentation will explore how investing in third-party laboratory testing can improve your project success rate and help you make a compelling return-on-investment argument with leadership.

Speaker:              Todd Hain

As the Director of Marketing for Smithers’ Materials Science and Engineering Division, Todd Hain manages all strategic and tactical marketing activities for operations in North America. Covering a diverse selection of industry sectors and technical disciplines, Todd supports business development and lab operations with new market evaluation, marketing to existing segments through a variety of tactics, as well as operational and strategic planning. He has been with Smithers for over six years with over 20 years of collective experience in marketing and product development roles with companies such as Avery Dennison and Nordson Corporation.

Todd holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a focus on International Business from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.  

This plant tour will take place at Eagle Elastomer, 70 Cuyahoga Falls Industrial Parkway, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. 

Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn Stow

4331 Lakepointe Corp Drive

Stow, OH 44224

Room Rate: $95 expires 10/15/19

Call 330-945-4160 to make a reservation and the group block name is Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers.

To reserve online go to and enter group code PBC to receive the group rate.  

ARPM Facilities Tour Non-Refundable Policy: Due to space limitation with ARPM's Plant Tour Events, no refunds or cancellations are accepted. ARPM will only accept employee substitutions of registered companies.


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