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Goldsmith & Eggleton Honored to Celebrate 50 Years as a Part of the Rubber Industry

Goldsmith & Eggleton (G&E) is honored to celebrate 50 wonderful years as a part of the rubber industry. G&E started as a family business, grew with extremely dedicated employees, suppliers, customers and partners, and expanded our footprint within the Ravago Holdings America family. The company truly values all those close relationships and attributes its success to them – its people. Their continued loyalty and hard work ethic are the driving factors why G&E has been an enduring leader in the industry. Throughout the years, Goldsmith & Eggleton has evolved with the rubber industry, adapting to its changes and embracing the vibrancy of the industry itself. 

This success dates back to 1968 when Allan Goldsmith and Bob Eggleton formed G&E to service a growing market need for distribution of raw rubber materials. Shortly after the company was formed, Joe Fagan and Marvin Weintraub joined as equal partners along with Dick Data who served as Operations Manager. It quickly outgrew its first location in downtown Akron and relocated to Gilchrist Road on the east side. During that time, G&E opened branch offices in Chicago, New Jersey, Atlanta and Barcelona, Spain, and business began to evolve from resellers of off-specification and scrap polymers to distributors of prime Rubber, Rubber Chemicals and Thermoplastic Resins.

In the mid-1980s, G&E began leasing a manufacturing complex in Wadsworth, Ohio, which became the company’s first serious entre into the reprocessing business. In 1991, a catastrophic fire at the Akron site forced the company to purchase and relocate to the site in Wadsworth, Ohio, where it continues to operate a Carbon Black Masterbatch plant and reprocessing facility today. In 2012, G&E was purchased by Ravago Holdings America, and subsequently has aligned with Channel Prime Alliance as their sole distributor. For 50 years, G&E’s family of dedicated employees and suppliers worked tirelessly to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction, giving our customers quality work, products and providing a welcoming family environment. This video truly exemplifies 50 years of G&E’s wonderful history through its people, expertly showcasing its legacy.

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Channel Prime Alliance and Goldsmith & Eggleton Your Channel to Rubber

WADSWORTH, OHIO—September 7, 2016—A union that began three years ago between Channel Prime Alliance (CPA) and its exclusive rubber manufacturing supplier Goldsmith & Eggleton (G&E) has resulted in the rubber industry’s preeminent raw materials distribution team. CPA is a full-service distributor of synthetic rubber polymers, reprocessed elastomers and Carbon Black Masterbatches.

“The value proposition to the rubber industry is total coast-to-coast coverage by an experienced sales force, comprehensive technical support and customer service, and an unparalleled product offering,” said Michael Fagan, CPA’s business director, rubber and elastomers. “CPA’s partnerships with our suppliers of Prime Elastomers, Carbon Black, TPU and TPV complement the G&E product line.”

Since the partnership began, CPA and G&E, both Ravago companies, have strengthened their portfolios, grown the number of sales representatives to 60 and broadened the company’s product offering. CPA, which is an industry leader in plastic resin distribution, now offers a broad portfolio of rubber polymers and elastomeric raw materials.

When the International Elastomer Conference (IEC) visits Pittsburgh, Oct. 10-13, the CPA sales team, along with the company’s principal suppliers, will be onsite at the CPA trade show booth 917. Each day a name will be drawn to win an electronic tablet, so those who stop by the booth are encouraged to leave a business card for eligibility. Winner must be present at the 4:30 p.m. drawing each day to receive prize.

“Come visit booth 917 at the IEC and see how CPA truly is Your Channel to Rubber,” Fagan said.

CPA’s Iowa-based headquarters is home to the sales and customer service departments, which coordinate the logistics and distribution of Plastics resins and Elastomers. G&E maintains its manufacturing facility in Ohio producing a full line of reprocessed elastomers and Masterbatches.

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Ravago Manufacturing America today announced that Jack McLaughlin has joined Channel Prime Alliance (CPA) as Business Development Manager for Butyl rubbers


Ravago Manufacturing America today announced that Jack McLaughlin has joined Channel Prime Alliance (CPA) as Business Development Manager for Butyl rubbers. “We’re proud to welcome Jack to our team,” says Michael Fagan Business Director, Rubber and Elastomers for CPA. “He brings a deep technical knowledge of elastomers, as well as years of personal experience in marketing and sales. We are glad to have Jack in the CPA and Ravago family.”

McLaughlin, who holds degrees in Biological Science and Chemical Engineering, brings over 27 years of experience in the rubber industry in sales, marketing and business development. Most recently, Jack was responsible for the Americas Butyl business at Lanxess as Business Director NAFTA and Global Key Account Director. He has also worked in the carbon black and custom compounding sectors of the rubber industry.

In his new role, Jack’s mission is to develop and grow sales in the tire and non-tire markets for Butyl polymers for CPA. He will also be developing new products and markets for reprocessed elastomers produced by Goldsmith and Eggleton, the rubber manufacturing division of CPA. Jack will be based in the Akron, Ohio office.

About Channel Prime Alliance:

Channel Prime Alliance’s mission is to provide superior distribution, resale, and compounding services for plastic and elastomeric raw materials. CPA, one of the largest distribution companies in North America, provides a broad portfolio of commodity plastics, engineering resins, TPU, TPV, rubber polymers and master batches. CPA is well known for the comprehensive services they provide to their customers through a committed sales force and dedicated customer service staff.

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Brian Harvey appointed Quality/Technical Manager at Goldsmith and Eggleton

Ravago Americas today announced that Brian Harvey has joined Goldsmith and Eggleton as Quality/Technical Manager.

“We’re proud to welcome Brian to our team,” says Eric Davies, Plant Manager of the facility located in Wadsworth Ohio. “He brings a wealth of technical knowledge and capabilities, especially related to quality standards, process control, laboratory testing and procedures.”

Harvey, who holds a BS in Chemistry from Malone College, has over 15 years’ experience in the rubber industry. In his new role he will be responsible for product development and optimization, laboratory management and technical support to the company’s customers and sales team. He will also be the company’s ISO coordinator.

Since its founding in 1968, Goldsmith & Eggleton has continued to be the industry leader in the manufacture of masterbatches and reprocessed elastomers. In January of 2014 the firm transitioned its Sales and Marketing functions to Channel Prime Alliance (CPA), a Ravago company. CPA is a full-service distributor of synthetic rubber, TPE, carbon black and plastics resins.

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Goldsmith & Eggleton Proudly Accepts the Outstanding Business of the Year Award

Wadsworth, OH- The Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce proudly celebrated the 31st annual Rosie awards along with several local and community leaders on March 30, 2011. In attendance was Goldsmith & Eggleton taking home the Outstanding Business of the Year Award.

Vice President of Goldsmith & Eggleton, Rob Eggleton said, “I proudly accepted the Award from the Chamber on behalf of the 110 employee owners of G&E. I personally thank the Mayor, City Services Director and the Superintendent of Wadsworth Schools for creating a thriving environment for business and a great community in which to raise a family.”

The award was given in appreciation for the employee-owned rubber company which continues to support the Wadsworth community through its business leadership and dedication.

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G&E Promotes Two Key Executives

Goldsmith & Eggleton is pleased to announce that senior leadership has promoted two key executives to newly created director level positions.

Jeff Brabham has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Global Sales. In this position, Brabham will develop sales for G&E processed and traded materials to both domestic and international customers. In his previous role as Account Executive with the company, Brabham has been instrumental in building G&E brand recognition and increasing material sales to the emerging Asia Pacific marketplace.

Eric Davies has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Manufacturing Operations. Davies will continue to be responsible for all manufacturing and production operations, the physical plant and all maintenance duties. In this new position, Davies will also be involved in strategy development for machinery and capital improvements. Davies has served 18 years with G&E, working in virtually all operation areas of the company.

According to Michael Fagan, President of Goldsmith & Eggleton, “We are extremely proud of the employees that keep Goldsmith & Eggleton at the forefront of the rubber industry. These promotions recognize the extraordinary achievement and leadership that these two individuals have made in our organization.”