The History of Alliance

The History of Alliance

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

alliance rubber company The history of rubber bands goes back a long way. Alliance Rubber Company was founded 95 years ago in Alliance, Ohio and we’ve been manufacturing rubber bands ever since. Our founder, William Spencer, began the company by cutting bands from Goodyear inner tubes. After seeing newspapers blowing across lawns, he persuaded the Tulsa World to try wrapping them with a band. William Spencer moved to Hot Springs, Ark. in 1944 and opened the facility we still use today.

Today, nearly 94% of our sales are of American-made products that comply with the standards “Buy American” set-aside in conjunction with U.S. government purchases. We show our American pride with our Freedom Falls walkway and our 130-foot tall American flag. We’re proud to say our products made in the USA!

What started as a simple, practical and reliable solution for everyday life has been transformed by our 150 team members into a multi-faceted collection of more than 2,000 products and tools.

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