AMERICAN MADE SINCE 1923

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made in usa

CELEBRATING

OVER 100 YEARS
OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

The roaring ’20s may be long gone, but there is one clever, indispensable device that has flourished with the test of time – the Alliance Rubber Band. Since the arrival of the Alliance Rubber Band in 1923, these simple stretchy loops of rubber have become a ubiquitous mainstay in offices, homes, schools, and workplaces everywhere.

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, agricultural and industrial applications as well as a myriad of other uses.

FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS

After more than 100 years, Alliance is still a family-owned business with a rich and distinctive American heritage.

It all started with just a few rubber bands back in 1923 but since that time Alliance Rubber Company has grown into a respected American manufacturer of not only the world’s finest rubber bands but also many other innovative products designed for “Holding Your World Together.”

 

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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, we are 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 our products and services.
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AMERICAN-MADE

We not only show our American pride through our products, but it’s also clearly visible when driving by our factory.

On October 12, 2016, we dedicated a walkway in honor of our 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, we 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 our 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.

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