Midwest Rubber celebrates 70 Years
DECKERVILLE-Midwest Rubber will turn 70 years old this year.
Midwest Rubber made it’s beginning in Detroit in 1946. It moved to Deckerville in the 50’s. They have been located at the corner of Deckerville Road and Range Line Road since 1958.
According to company officials, the real company is not the building or machinery or even the business that is conducted. It is the people of Midwest Rubber. They are a hard working, dedicated, and creative team.
The company employs about 100 people making a living here and keeping jobs in America.
Some jobs were lost to China when a downturn in the economy forced global competition.
After a very short time, the overseas business returned to Midwest Rubber, Deckerville.
Throughout much of Midwest Rubber history, the mainstay of its business has been automotive components. More recently, its number one market segment has become the medical industry. They also make products for heavy duty truck, farm machinery, consumer goods and military vehicles.
Company officials continued, the factory faced the 2008 recession head-on. The true spirit of Midwest Rubber and it’s people could not be broken. Midwest Rubber survived by the strength and determination of it’s people. Today, they continue to work their way back to a strong position in industry. The company’s engineering services and its diversity of products are highly sought after.