American Made Since 1923
OVER 100 YEARS
OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
A TRUE AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY
Alliance Rubber Company owes its beginning to the ingenuity of one man – William H. Spencer.
In 1904, at the age of 13, Mr. Spencer left his Franklin, Kentucky home to seek adventure traveling by rail. In 1917 he found himself in Alliance, Ohio with less than $3 in his pocket, so he began working for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Six years later on March 7, 1923, he obtained a few Goodyear inner tubes and cut the bands by hand in his basement where he founded Alliance Rubber Company.
In those days, newspapers were blocked and thrown in the general direction of the porch. After seeing the Akron Beacon Journal blowing across lawns, he persuaded them and the Tulsa World newspaper to try wrapping them with a band.
He went on to pioneer other new markets for bands, from agricultural and industrial applications to a myriad of other uses.
So, how does an establishment providing a simple little device such as a rubber band set itself firmly in the annals of American business? The answer is simple – ELASTICITY. Just like their products, throughout the last century, Alliance Rubber Company has doggedly stretched and flexed to meet the demands of the current market, to remain always sensitive to the pressures of the present environment, and to be always in touch with the needs of their customers. Alliance Rubber Company has continually developed its manufacturing principles to perfect processes, boost innovation, and reduce time to market in a fast-paced, volatile, ever-changing global marketplace. Continuing to manufacture its products in the USA enables Alliance to supply high-quality products, fast service, and fresh stock that is built to last.
DEDICATED TEAM MEMBERS
Alliance’s associates are an integral part of their continuing success. Their dedication to quality and customer service shines and enables them to make some of the world’s best banding products at the manufacturing facility in Hot Springs, AR, and shipping location in Salinas, CA. The company culture at Alliance respects and values diversity and inclusion.
In fact, Alliance Rubber Company was recently recognized as “The Best Large Company to Work For” in Garland County, AR. With accolades like that, it’s no surprise that 70% of the team has been with Alliance for over five years. In addition to that, 95% of their managers have been promoted from entry-level positions. Just further proof that Alliance takes pride in nurturing its associates to excel and remains a respected leader of manufacturing innovation in the USA.
Today, Alliance is proud to offer over 2,400 SKUs of packaging and promotional products that provide innovative solutions in the home and workplace to over 60 countries around the world. From Agriculture and Health & Beauty to Packaging, Commercial Fishing, and Promotional Products, countless industries rely on their products and services.
Alliance Rubber Company shows its American pride through its products, but it’s also clearly visible when driving by the factory.
On October 12, 2016, they dedicated a walkway in honor of their 18 veteran employees and named it “Freedom Falls.” Freedom Falls is also a tribute to past, present, and future veteran associates along with the over one million Americans who gave their lives to keep America free.
In addition, they installed an 80-foot by 40-foot American flag that stands 130 feet tall and can be seen when driving on the Martin Luther King bypass.
At the top of the flagpole, there is a gold ball signed by each of the 155 employees. This is just another example of Alliance employees showing how proud they are to be working, living, and creating great products in this country.
HOLDING YOUR WORLD TOGETHER SINCE 1923
Alliance attributes its success to its loyal customers, supportive vendors, dedicated associates, and surrounding community. These solid, strong, and lasting relationships built on trust, communication, and loyalty have allowed the business to not only survive but thrive in economic conditions that have eliminated all over American band manufacturers.