Our products include conveyor belting, elevator belting, V belting, conveyor & elevator components, hose & hose couplings, matting, flange gaskets, boots, UHMW parts, linings, clamps, and sleeves.

A-L-M, Inc. was founded by Si Arnold, Charlie LaBarge, and Frank Meara in 1964. The Company started business in a 2,000 sq. ft combined office/warehouse located on a central alley in St. Louis, MO. As a service-oriented Company, growth was rapid, and in 1968 the Company acquired Ozark Rubber Company. This, coupled with appointment as a franchised B.F. Goodrich distributor, necessitated a move to larger quarters.

In early 1969, the Company moved to 1216 S. Vandeventer, giving the Company 12,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and office space. New equipment was purchased and the Company's fabricating department was expanded. The economy was... (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)