An exchange of ideas, resources, and solutions between business leaders and senior executives provide ARPM members with a distinct advantage in the rubber industry marketplace.
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Rubber manufacturing executives looking to make better decisions faster use the results of ARPM’s benchmarking studies to determine where their organization stacks up to the rest of the industry. Understanding performance gaps can lead to better more focused decisions ultimately impacting the bottom line.
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With hundreds of rubber businesses, ARPM is able to use economies of scale and enhanced leverage to obtain better pricing and opportunities for its Members. These discount and price advantage programs positively impacts the bottom lines of each ARPM member.
Company Savings Program >
Well trained employees give rubber manufacturing companies a competitive edge. ARPM has partnered with 180 Skills for a comprehensive training program exclusive for members. Find out more here. In addition, ARPM in partnership with Custom Rubber Corp. has enhanced the previous training CDs provide by RMA to an online format for members. Members are able to access any training video 24/7. In addition, to ensure its members stay up-to-date on technology changes, ARPM offers on-going technology presentations via the use of state-of-the-art web technology conferences. Executives and processing associates no longer have to leave the plant to gain access to the best rubber industry minds in the business. Learn more about training here.
ARPM acts as a clearinghouse for Rubber Manufacturers End Users, OEMs, and Rubber Component Users. Research & Development Engineers, Designers, and Purchasing professionals often use ARPM to find the right processor to make their elastomer products. Companies who are in need of finding rubber manufacturers will use ARPM’s well-seeded network to find the capabilities they need for tooling, low and high production jobs, prototyping and more. Find a member here>
ARPM provides industry technical standards free to members. The standards are in the following categories: Conveyor Belts, Hose, Power Transmission Belts, Sealing Products, Protective Lining, Compounded Rubber and Raw Materials. Access these standards here>
ARPM works to ensure that the interests of United States Hose and Belt manufacturers are kept as a priority on the world’s stage and holds positions on Technical Committees of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) through its membership in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Through these efforts, ARPM’s leadership team works to enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses in these manufacturing sectors and staffs two technical experts responsible for overseeing the developments and modifications of global hose and belt standards.
Standing committees of ARPM members meet regularly in the sectors of Hose, Conveyor Belts and Power Transmission Belts to provide feedback and governance on suggested changes to international standards.