Dear Marel & Team,

On behalf of ARPM’s Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for the absolutely incredible job the Southern Michigan Rubber team did in hosting the recent plant tour event for the ARPM organization. The Southern Michigan Rubber tour was phenomenal!

I cannot tell you how thoroughly impressed the ARPM members were with the tour. Your story of perseverance and recovery after disaster was inspiring. Some of the tour feedback responses received so far:

“Knowing the good that came out of the disaster and how Southern Michigan Rubber pressed through difficult times and came out better was inspirational.”

“This was a great story, and an emotional one, of afire almost destroying everything and how the company was able to come back. In business these stories aren’t shared enough. ”

The quotations noted above are merely a sample of the feedback that the ARPM organization has received from the professionals who were in attendance at the tour event. All of the feedback carried with it a very consistent theme that pointed to the incredible intellect and enthusiasm of Southern Michigan Rubber’s number one resource: its people!

From the thousands of manufacturing facilities that exist across the United States, I must emphasize that Southern Michigan Rubber is simply a breed apart. To say you are leaders in the industry seems like an understatement yet, it is by far, a statement made of truth. As one attendee indicated, “Southern Michigan Rubber’s approach to problems and resolution of issues was so valuable! ”

I applaud you on your journey and congratulate your outstanding accomplishments. Thank you again for giving the members of ARPM the opportunity to witness a world class company.

Thank you for all you do for ARPM!

Managing Director, ARPM