Specializing in Rubber Hose, Sheet Rubber, Adhesives, and Gasket Manufacturing

Established in 1943, Grand Rapids Rubber Products is celebrating more than 60 years of success.

Originally founded by Alvin Bergsma, Grand Rapids Rubber Products got its start in a two story downtown warehouse with only two employees. Servicing the local community and acting as a general distributor servicing industrial markets, GR Rubber has evolved through three generations of family ownership. In 1976, our company moved to its current location on Roger B. Chaffee Blvd. to expand its operations in a larger facility.

None of this would have been possible without our strong commitment to customer satisfaction and our determination to evolve with... (more)


This stage involves gathering all the necessary materials needed to make your product. Some factories provide materials and assembly; sometimes you will need to buy materials separately.


A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)


"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)