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Cooperative Education Programs are at the Core of Instilling and Maintaining a Culture of Engineering Excellence

Here at the STEELASTIC Company, we are in the business of engineering and manufacturing custom, automated systems that produce tire and heavy equipment track components. To date, we have delivered over 900 of these systems which are operating in more than 55 countries around the globe.

Our multi-disciplined engineering team’s challenges are broad. In the production pipeline, these include customizing our base technology; in order to produce the customer’s unique components, interface with their downstream process, as well as, conform to their available footprint and other unique localized requirements. Driven by our “big picture” planning process, we additionally face the mission of continually improving, differentiating, and expanding our equipment offerings. Amplifying the difficulty of these challenges is the inherent, non-linear nature of the rubber that our systems process. This material’s property impedes our ability to simulate system performance, upfront in the design process, thus forcing us to rely heavily on the practical experience of our engineers and technicians, as well as, subsequent empirical testing and debugging.

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New Generation of STEELASTIC® Extruded Steel Belt System Gets First Sales

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH – Almost two years ago, the Steelastic Company embarked on an exciting long-term strategy to develop a range of machines for the smaller, more flexible, high-efficiency tire plants of the future.  In February 2018, this strategy produced its first major new piece of equipment with the launch of the Steelastic Next Generation Extruded Steel Belt Machine at the Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany.

The Tire Technology launch was quickly followed in May 2018 by the first sale of two Next Generation Extruded Steel Belt Systems to Finland-based premium tire manufacturer Nokian, for its greenfield factory under construction in Dayton, Tennessee.  When it comes on-line, this new plant will have a capacity of four million car and light truck all-season tires per year, with room for further expansion.

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STEELASTIC® Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WBENC

STEELASTIC® is proud to announce that we are certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC was founded in 1997 and is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. The certification was granted based on the ownership, control, and operation of Heico, the parent company of STEELASTIC®, by Emily Heisley Stoeckel.

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STEELASTIC® to Exhibit at Tire Technology Expo 2018

STEELASTIC®, long an industry innovator in developing systems for tire component manufacturing, will exhibit at the 2018 Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany – the premier showcase for the global tire design, development and manufacturing industry.

“The tire industry is evolving at a rate never seen before,” said company President Ian Dennis. “This evolution is driving requirements for significantly increased flexibility, automation, efficiency and traceability in tire manufacturing equipment. STEELASTIC is at the forefront of technology development that satisfies these requirements as well as making smaller, more flexible and lower capital outlay tire plants a viable reality.”

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