Clean Seal reflects on 30 years of growth

Clean Seal celebrated its 30th year October 1, 2008. Started in 1978 by Juanita Moore, the company has seen continuous growth in marketing extruded rubber sealant products.

“The growth has required us to move into larger facilities three times since 1978, according to Bill Dawson, vice president and general manager. “We've added warehouse and office space at each of the locations until we ran out of space.” Dawson has been with the company since its organization. Clean Seal received the ISO9000:2001 in early 2002.

In autumn 2000, the family-owned business moved into a 72,000-square-foot facility at 20900 West Ireland Road in South Bend. The Moore family continues to operate the business.

Clean Seal is a national manufacturer and distributor of weather stripping materials to the transportation, appliance, boating, and recreational vehicle industries. It custom-manufactures a variety of shapes and sizes of sealants.

The firm stocks EPDM, Neoprene, Silicone, Nitrile, and Dual Durometer extrusions for just-in-time delivery. The company also offers vulcanizing services, custom cutting, die cutting, and the application of heat-activated adhesive tapes to extruded rubber and foam seals.

Recently added was a line of automotive hose featuring Low Perm Tier III Carb hose and SAE30R9 Carb LEV II Approved hose. The firm is also supplying a line of custom-injected molded parts and extruded plastic parts.

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