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Sioux Rubber & Urethane Employee Spotlight: Dan Sitzmann, Assistant Supervisor

Since he first started working for Sioux Rubber & Urethane in 2011, Dan Sitzmann has seen a lot of changes, both in the company and in the industry in general. “Adding urethane to the line-up was a game changer,” said Sitzmann, who now serves as an Assistant Supervisor for the Sioux City-based manufacturer and fabricator. […]


Bolt-in Liners Reduce Downtime and Prevent Equipment Failure

Steel may be one of the strongest metals used in heavy duty equipment, but it can only take so much impact, abrasion, and corrosion before it fails. And that’s why we created our bolted liner product line, arguably one of the most heavy-duty lining systems on the market today. One of the ways that makes […]


Need Protection? Abrasiplate Has You Covered

What you may already know is that Abrasiplate™ is a rubber-faced plate that protects metal surfaces from the abuse of abrasion, corrosion, friction, and impact. You may also know that studies have shown protected metals can last up to 10 times longer than unprotected metals. What you may not know is that Abrasiplate isn’t like […]


Sioux Rubber & Urethane Employee Spotlight: Cody Wren, Custom Rubber Applicator

Since starting at Sioux Rubber & Urethane five years ago, Cody Wren has seen it all. “I’ve worked on practically everything that Sioux Rubber offers,” he said. “To me, honestly, every day is kind of exciting because we’re constantly learning something new about our products and how we can help our customers. Each day fuels […]


Sioux Rubber & Urethane Employee Spotlight: Derek DeGroot

Derek DeGroot started his career with Sioux Rubber & Urethane in 2005 as a fabricator, who appreciated working for a small company in a small town environment. “Even though we’ve grown a bit since I started, we’ve always been a company that takes pride in our employees and the work we do for our customers.” […]


Sioux Rubber & Urethane Employee Spotlight: Jordan Langley

Unlike other members of the sales team, Jordan Langley’s background isn’t fabrication, manufacturing, or rubber. “I was actually the supplemental insurance agent for Sioux Rubber when a sales position at the company opened up,” said Langley. “They thought I’d be a good fit, and I agreed.” One of Langley’s projects has been the HawkPad, a […]


Custom Internal Linings Save Wear, Tear, and Your Bottom Line

For more than 50 years, Sioux Rubber & Urethane has been protecting products with custom internal linings. Used on a variety of equipment and surfaces, rubber and urethane linings protect products from wear, tear, and abuse, extending their functionality and lifespan. Such was the case when Sioux Rubber was called to create a custom lining […]


GEAPS 2017: A Recap

Every year, Sioux Rubber & Urethane attends the GEAPS Exchange, an annual convention hosted by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society to help professionals in the worldwide grain industry make new connections, find solutions, and learn about new technologies. This year the event was hosted in Kansas City, and we sent Derek DeGroot, Jordan Langley, […]


Clamp Pads Decrease Damage to Material Handling. Here’s Why.

Some things are just meant to go together. Rubber and urethane, for one. Two things that never go together, though? Bare metal forklift clamps and inventory. If you are reading this post, you likely considered buying a new set of clamp pads for your forklift. Stop scratching your head (and all the products you handle) […]


The Sioux Rubber Idler Roller: How Grain Operators Become Smooth Operators

Sioux Rubber & Urethane was approached by a national grain processing company to help improve the lifespan of their steel idler rollers at their local soybean processing facility. Idler rollers provide a rolling service for the grain belts to glide on as they transfer grain at large installations; while they are easy to replace, the […]