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2024 RDAbbott Webinar Series

Starting May 29, RDAbbott will launch its 2024 webinar series that will feature technical insights, material updates, and processing recommendations from our supplier partners throughout the year.

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Students Tour RDAbbott and NovationSi to Learn About Rubber Industry

Students from various Summit County high schools in Ohio recently visited RDAbbott and NovationSi for a facilities tour and overview of careers in the rubber industry. On March 21st, RDAbbott’s Service Center in Barberton, Ohio, hosted 21 students from the Industrial Maintenance and Production for Employment program at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. David Helmick, IMPE technology instructor and transitional work experience coordinator, also participated in the field trip.

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Cancarb Earns 2024 EcoVadis Sustainability Leadership Award

Cancarb Limited has earned a 2024 Sustainability Leadership Award from EcoVadis, a global provider of corporate and environmental scorecards. Cancarb received a Platinum Sustainability Rating from EcoVadis, the highest possible rating, in both 2021 and 2023. RDAbbott represents Cancarb’s Thermax® medium thermal carbon blacks in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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RDAbbott’s Beth Sepulveda Celebrates Milestone Work Anniversary

Beth Sepulveda, RDAbbott’s Credit Manager, celebrated her 20-year work anniversary on March 1, 2024. When she joined RDAbbott in 2004, the company was fairly small. It has since grown over ten-fold. Beth has been an important pillar of this tremendous growth and combines diligence with creative problem-solving and empathetic listening. By embodying RDAbbott’s values, she has also earned the respect of her peers.

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First Updates from Our “75 Acts of Kindness” Campaign

Thanks to the generous spirit of our employees and nearby colleagues, RDAbbott’s “75 Acts of Kindness” campaign, a year-long effort to celebrate our company’s 75th Anniversary, is off to an inspiring start!

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RDAbbott Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Kindness, Continuity, and Change

RDAbbott is celebrating its 75th anniversary and launching a year-long campaign called 75 Acts of Kindness that will give back to its communities, industries, and employees. The company was founded on December 14, 1948, by Robert David Abbott, a Southern California entrepreneur with a passion for education and the local rubber industry. RDAbbott has evolved from a regional distributor into a multi-faceted supplier that innovates across distribution, materials science, process engineering, and product customization. Yet it remains true to its roots of putting people ahead of profit.

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RDAbbott Leaders Awarded TLARGI Lifetime Membership

Three more RDAbbott leaders have been nominated for an Honorary Lifetime Membership in The Los Angeles Rubber Group, Inc. (TLARGI). The nominees are Keith Thomas, RDAbbott’s CEO; Rick Ziebell, Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow; and Russ Shorter, Senior Account Manager. TLARGI announced the nominations at its annual Christmas Party, on December 3, 2023.

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High School Students Explore Polymers with NovationSi, FocusCFO®, and RDAbbott

The Greater Akron Polymer Cluster recently provided an “Exploring Polymers Workshop” to high school students in Barberton, Ohio. Representatives from RDAbbott, NovationSi, and FocusCFO® presented the two-part series to Honors Chemistry students at Barberton High School.

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CancarbCares: Cancarb Employees Generously Support Three Causes

Cancarb Limited recently raised money for cancer research, donated money to a local university, and sponsored a fundraiser to help provide meals to neighbors in need. These efforts are part of Cancarb’s ongoing #CancarbCares campaign.

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Five RDC PremiX® Grades Meet EU Hazardous Material Requirements

Five grades of PremiX® polymer-bound materials from RDC meet the EU’s Seveso III (2012/18/EU) Directive for hazardous substances. That makes these products easier and less expensive to ship, store, and handle. The five grades are PremiX® ZNO 80, PremiX® ZNO Active, PremiX® CBS 80, PremiX® TBBS 80, and PremiX® MBTS 80.

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