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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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RDAbbott and NovationSi Show Summer Campers Manufacturing in Action

RDAbbott and NovationSi recently gave a group of Ohio middle schoolers a firsthand look at American manufacturing in action. On July 12th, approximately fifteen students from Barberton Middle School toured the 127,000+ sq. ft. facility in Barberton, Ohio, which is NovationSi’s headquarters and RDAbbott’s Northeast hub. The students learned how LSR and HCR differ, as well as how they’re made, tested, colored, and cured.

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Rubber News Shares RDAbbott’s 2023 Vision

Rubber News recently featured our commitment to making the right connections as part of an interview with Jerry McCall, RDAbbott’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The article reflects our core values of putting people and the service of others first. NovationSi, RDAbbott’s manufacturing subsidiary, will play a key role on multiple levels.

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Manufacturing with Silicone Rubber: A Comprehensive Workshop (August 15 – 18)

Join us August 15 – 18 in Barberton, Ohio, for “Manufacturing with Silicone Rubber,” a comprehensive workshop hosted by RDAbbott from a fabricator’s point-of-view. Attendees of this four-day workshop will learn practical techniques, testing methods, and insights, plus equipment troubleshooting tips for processing silicone rubber, from industry professionals through a combination of classroom instruction and interactive workshops.

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Brian Swanton Named Director, Process Engineering for NovationSi

NovationSi, the manufacturing subsidiary for RDAbbott, has named Brian Swanton as Director of Process Engineering. Swanton holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technology University and has over 28 years of silicone experience, including extensive service with Dow and Dupont. Swanton holds multiple patents and has developed or scaled up at least forty products, which now represent a minimum of $100M in annual sales.

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Steve Hersey Named Plant Manager for NovationSi

NovationSi, the manufacturing subsidiary for RDAbbott, has named Steve Hersey Plant Manager. Prior to joining NovationSi, Hersey was the General Manager for HEXPOL Compounding in Akron, Ohio. While at HEXPOL, he managed substantial volume growth over four years and sales revenue experienced exponential growth during his tenure. Hersey brings a veteran approach to silicone manufacturing as he began his HEXPOL career as a Lead Operator and later served as a Production Supervisor. He has also owned a construction business and worked as an Operations Lead for Portage Precision Polymers before it was acquired by HEXPOL.

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Rubber Roller Group Annual Meeting (May 7 – 9)

We invite you to join us at the Rubber Roller Group Annual Meeting May 7 – 9, 2023, at Treasure Island, a Radisson Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. RDAbbott will have a table-top exhibit set up during their expo on Monday, May 8. We plan to feature our product lines from ARLANXEO, Parker Lord, TSE, Dow, Hallstar, and NovationSi and more.

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CIM 2023 Convention & Expo (April 30 to May 3)

RDAbbott Canada, Ltd., will showcase materials and technologies for the mining industry at the CIM Convention & Expo in Montreal, Canada, in Booth #2028 this spring. The Convention runs from April 30 to May 3 and includes short courses and presentations. The Expo runs from April 30 to May 2.

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2023 RDAbbott Webinar Series

Starting February 23, RDAbbott will launch its 2023 webinar series that will feature technical insights, material updates, and processing recommendations from our supplier partners throughout the year.

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Holiday Video Brings a Christmas Classic to the Rubber Industry

RDAbbott and NovationSi have released a holiday video that transforms a classic Christmas poem into a tale from today’s rubber industry. “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” an eighteenth-century poem that is credited to various authors, features a cast of RDAbbott and NovationSi employees from the companies’ Garden Grove, California, and Barberton, Ohio Service Centers.

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