The History of Alliance

Monday, January 27, 2020
Commercial Fishing is difficult, whether it’s lobster, oyster, crab, or the particularly interesting geoduck. You don’t have to spend much time with a fisherman to figure that out. Not only are they exposed to the elements, but the actual work of hauling in traps and banding these creatures...
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Have you ever found yourself grocery shopping, faced with the choice of two very similar products? Let’s say you are making salad for dinner and you need to purchase romaine lettuce. While holding a different bunch of lettuce in each hand you want to make a decision that will create the best...
Monday, November 18, 2019
Facilities maintenance supplies may not be at the top of the list for facilities managers, but they are a vital element to keeping things running smoothly. Facilities Managers have to focus on the efficient maintenance of an organization’s building and equipment as well as the safety, functionality...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Think for a moment about the importance of a garment management system in a Dry Cleaning or Commercial Laundry business. Most Dry Cleaning and Laundering Service Companies take in hundreds (or even thousands) of pieces each day, and in some cases, for same-day service. To keep up with the demands,...
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
In grocery stores, produce shrinkage is nearly double the amount of shrinkage of other retail outlets. The biggest culprit: issues at checkout. This is directly related to PLU entry errors. That can happen when the wrong PLU codes are entered, produce is weighed incorrectly, produce is weighed...
Monday, September 16, 2019
The United States Postal Service uses over one million pounds of rubber bands in the field to bundle letters for bulk mail.  The USPS requires a bundle of letters to be less than 6 inches thick so that it can be held in one hand.  The quintessential postal band is...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
When most people hear the words “Carpal tunnel syndrome” their mind probably conjures up images of assembly line workers, but the sad fact is that carpal tunnel syndrome effects more than 3 million Americans each year from a wide variety of industries.  In fact, it was one of Alliance...
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Cauliflower has been the “it” vegetable these days. From cauliflower “rice” to cauliflower pizza crust, consumers are devouring this cabbage flower like never before. In fact, according to Time magazine (https://time.com/4845148/cauliflower-rice-menu/), Trader Joe’s had...
Monday, July 15, 2019
One of the most obvious seafood uses for Alliance Rubber Company's products belongs to lobster banding. This is where rubber bands are used to band lobster claws at catch point to protect them from each other in the holding tanks as well as protecting those who handle them from painful nips. Our...
Monday, June 17, 2019
Research papers, quality training programs, and federal initiatives all agree: adopting specific lobster handling methods during processing will result in superior lobster quality.     It's been ten years since the first study on lobster handling was published. ...
Monday, June 03, 2019
Alliance Rubber Company is no stranger to providing solutions to a wide variety of industries. From PLU printed rubber bands used to bundle fruits and vegetables internationally to simple yet reliable rubber bands used within the newspaper industry in the USA, we are dedicated to “holding your...
Monday, June 03, 2019
Alliance Rubber Company es conocido por proveer soluciones a una amplia variedad de industrias. Desde bandas PLU utilizadas para empacar frutas y verduras internacionalmente, hasta las ligas utilizadas en la industria de periٌódicos en los Estados Unidos, nosotros estamos dedicados a...
Monday, May 20, 2019
A Colorado-based manufacturer, recently announced plans to expand the product line in their Benton, Arkansas facility. This company manufactures technical ceramic components, which include ground vehicle ceramic armor to be used by the U.S. military (and its allies).   In 2018, a representative...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Here at Alliance Rubber Company, we make rubber bands for many different industries. Our Tattoo Rubber Bands are used to stabilize the needle of a tattoo gun to prevent swaying. The bands allow the needle to move properly - especially when used with flat shading needles where the tube tip is open...
Monday, November 20, 2017
Did you know that Alliance Rubber makes the produce rubber bands you find on your favorite produce at the grocery store? We make a large range of rubber band sizes and colors that keep its hold on products even as produce items lose moisture. This maintains a fresh appearance and requires less...
Monday, October 09, 2017
Do you own a small restaurant? Our Ad Bands Food and Beverage Rubber Bands are useful for restaurant operations and for continuing brand messaging outside of the establishment. The Food and Beverage Rubber Bands are easy to use in multiple areas of your restaurant. The bands are FDA compliant for...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Are you in the tattoo industry? Our Tattoo Rubber Bands are used to stabilize the needle of a tattoo gun and prevent swaying. The bands allow the needle to move properly, especially when used with flat shading needles where the tube tip is open on top. The rubber bands are changed with every tattoo...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Our STRAC (Strike Team Ready Around the Clock) rubber bands are used by all branches of the military, parachutists, police, SWAT, Homeland Security, Border Patrol and more. The Gear Wrapz come in three different sizes and are used to silence and secure loose gear. They’re available in black...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
If you’re in the warehousing or factory business, our Pallet Bands are designed with you in mind. No longer waste time applying and reapplying stretch wrap or tape when Pallet Bands can be applied and removed in seconds. Pallet Bands also allow air to flow freely through the entire pallet...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
We already knew rubber bands can help people out in a number of ways, but who knew they could help out the seafood industry by keeping oysters fresh longer? Frozen Live Shellfish in Florida has been using our bands with their oysters! Through a unique process of chilling and banding, the oysters...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
At Alliance Rubber, we’ve got everything from industrial mailing bands to Bubble Mailers. With our competitive prices and high-quality products, your business can can save time and money with your mailing needs. Our Mailers our lightweight and water resistant, while our Postal Bands can...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
If you work in a warehouse, you know the significance of being able to quickly and effectively transport items in the workspace. Alliance provides an entire line of warehouse products, including Pallet Bands. Pallet Bands are instrumental in both warehouse and moving workplaces. They’re...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Our Supersize Bands are great for big jobs in plants and warehouses. They come in three different sizes and colors. Use these awesome bands for securing items while moving, holding box carton flaps down, bundling carpets and holding 44 gallon cans. They’re also reusable and economical. Find...
Friday, July 24, 2015
Don’t waste time with stretch wrap or tape. Pallet Bands were designed for an easier and more effective way to move items. They’re quick to apply, reusable and allow materials to be free from the moisture usual pallet bags can cause. Click on the video to see what we’re talking...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
  Caviar traditionally consists of lightly salted roe or eggs from sturgeon that inhabit the Caspian Sea. Once served exclusively to royalty and the wealthy, caviar is now available for the public to enjoy. A delicacy that commands excellence, many distributors trust rubber bands to deliver...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Have you ever been horseback riding? While most consider not falling an accomplishment, rodeo competitors have a lot more keys to success. One such factor is keeping their feet in the stirrups, which hang on each side of the saddle to receive the rider’s feet. During competition, time...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Getting a tattoo is a decision with permanent consequences if something goes wrong. The last thing a tattoo artist needs is unsteady equipment. Did you know tattoo rubber bands are used to stabilize the needles?  Image via Tattoo Magic Without a simple rubber band, needles would...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
As the weather gets warmer, we know fishermen will be back on the water soon. We recently shared how rubber bands can be utilized to enhance your bait.  For amateur and professional anglers alike, we produce Offshore Angler Bands. These heavy-duty bands are ideal for rigging baits and...
Friday, March 20, 2015
The Beatles famously admitted they “get by with a little help from their friends.” Similar to this, potters get by with a little help from rubber bands! Picture a pottery class. You may envision a group of people spinning a wheel and shaping clay.  Image via Potters Depot Many...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Packing is no fun. Unpacking is even less fun and can be confusing. It can be tough to decipher which boxes go where and what each box contains. You can write “Kitchen” or “Bathroom,” but the exact contents can remain a mystery. Thanks to the Bella Storage Solution, this...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Most people assume we are limited to spreading our message on a rubber band through the use of words. Did you know you could add the sense of smell to your message? Through the use of scented bands, your words and your scent can stick with a consumer for weeks. The sense of smell is the strongest...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Here is a product that is invaluable in combat and all outdoor activities: our STRAC Pack is “STRIKE TEAM READY AROUND the CLOCK”.  Developed with the 5th Special Forces Group at Ft. Campbell, KY in 2002, STRAC Pack is used by all branches of the military, parachutists, police, SWAT,...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Link two 7" or 10" bands together for a portable product that allows you to fit any toning, strengthening and stretching exercise into your daily routine. Be sure to LIKE US on Facebook. Tell us how rubber bands make a difference by emailing...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I love to read all the comments from medical professionals on the interesting ways rubber bands make a difference at the hospital. Consider blood work. Rubber bands can be found throughout that procedure. For instance, the constricting bands or tourniquets are made of latex rubber and the blood...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Every year, rubber bands help numerous volunteer projects. Take a look around and you’ll find some of the best bands help organize some of the most endearing causes. Soles4Souls is a great example. In times of need, they provide shoes free of charge. It’s easy to slip and fall without...
Friday, August 24, 2012
“To look at the paper is to raise a seashell to one's ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.”  Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work For those of you with a print subscription, this Sunday, when you step outside to grab the paper at your front door,...