Celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, Summers Rubber Company remains a leading source of industrial & hydraulic hose and accessories.
Founded in 1949 by W.H. Summers, the customer-centric company has been helmed by family members, including Michael Summers who ran the company until his appointment to mayor of Lakewood, Ohio in 2010. Frank Tiernay, VP and General Manager since 2011, has a strong background in distribution and has led the company to develop new markets.
Summers Rubber is proud of the company’s history, diversification, and plans for the future. Based in Cleveland, the company has eight locations throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania and has taken advantage of the increase in oil and gas exploration and fracking in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations to expand their business.
Summers Rubber has become successful by combining a unique dedication to customer needs with an in-depth knowledge of hose, components, fittings and accessories.
This philosophy has guided the company's growth. Each Summers employee undergoes extensive training and many of the sales personnel and fabricators are NAHAD certified. Summers Rubber is committed to quality and has been ISO certified since 1996.
Fabricating hose from primary suppliers Gates and Goodyear, Summers Rubber also offers a wide variety of services including application engineering, custom labeling, tagging and color coding of hose, customer training programs, custom cutting of gaskets, Just in Time delivery for MRO & EOM programs, on-site product and application surveys, preventative maintenance programs and more.
Aside from the oil and gas industry, Summers Rubber services the following markets as well: agriculture, chemical, construction, food/beverage/dairy, HVAC, injection molding, marine, municipal/government, paint processing, petrochemical processing, pharmaceutical, plastic processing, primary metals, pulp/paper, transportation/bulk handling, utilities and wood processing.
The acquisition of the company by Singer Equities in 2012 did not change the name or organization of the company. Singer Equities left everything in place and since Summers Rubber is so successful at what they do, they will become a platform business for Singer Equities, connecting other acquired companies to Summers Rubber to utilize their resources and expertise to help them grow.
A Goodyear Star Distributor, they also supply products from Gates Rubber, Dixon Valve & Coupling, Tuthill/Hansen Couplings, and OPW Fluid Transfer Group. Click here for their line card.
A long-standing Tribute customer and partner, Summers Rubber has utilized Tribute software to run their business efficiently and successfully for over 23 years.
You can find Summers Rubber on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Click here to read a recent article by Business World Magazine on Summers Rubber Company - Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future.
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