Passaic Rubber Company

Since 1919 Passaic Rubber Company has been a family owned and operated business bringing you the finest in rubber rollers, endless belting and calendered rubber materials. Our history stems back to supplying calendered materials used in the construction of the George Washington and Golden Gate Bridges. We have grown to a 70,000 square foot, 7.5 acre production facility that brings our clients state-of-the-art technology with master craftsmanship in all our product lines.

Our Guarantee

Passaic Rubber Company’s mission is to secure long term relationships with customers by providing added value to the rubber products we produce. Our goal is to help customers increase profitability, improve delivery and provide a no hassle procurement of products they require.

  • Compounds are ISO certified which give you consistency and less down time.
  • Passaic Rubber has a network of suppliers and resources to help you get the most competitive price.
  • We have Experience Since 1919
  • Engineering Analysis – Passaic Rubber can help with the development of new products.
  • Passaic Rubber can assist in the selection of a compound best suited for your specific application.
  • Timely response – Passaic Rubber will tailor delivery to meet your specific need

Your product is tested at all levels of production to assure quality.

Raw material is I.S.O. certified so your rubber is mixed to the highest standard.

OUR TEAM
  • John “JD” Mathey
    Co-President, Chief Executive Officer
  • John “JD” Mathey

    Co-President, Chief Executive Officer

    “Always get the good one. You will never be disappointed”
    JD is Passaic’s ultimate gear head; if it is fast, loud and equipped with an engine, he’s all in. JD has been loyal to Passaic for over 20 years. As President and Chief Executive Officer, JD is constantly hunting for new contract manufacturing opportunities. He is incredibly enthusiastic about his work and effortlessly boosts morale at Passaic.

  • Jeff Leach
    Co-President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Jeff Leach

    Co-President, Chief Operating Officer

    “If it is rubber, we can make it.”
    Jeff is Passaic’s technical guy. With over 30 years at Passaic and a comprehensive understanding of the engineering, chemistry, management and finance fields, Jeff has expanded Passaic’s territory while making a noticeable mark on the rubber industry.

  • Susan "Sue" Bender
    Controller of Finance
  • Susan "Sue" Bender

    Controller of Finance

    Sue wears multiple hats, all of which fit extremely well. She serves as Passaic’s Controller of Finance, Human Resources Guru and Shipping Master. As you can imagine, Sue is an expert multitasker. She loves her work and has made Passaic a wonderful place to be for over 20 years.

  • Glenn Kuras
    Plant Manager
  • Glenn Kuras

    Plant Manager

    Glenn loves new ideas and remaining on the cutting edge of technology. Present a rubber concept to Glenn, sometimes referred to as “The Magician”, and it will magically appear. With over 30 years experience at Passaic, Glenn oversees the day-to-day activities and finds himself busy with scheduling, planning and production.

  • James Leach
    VP Operations
  • James Leach

    VP Operations

    Safety, Compliance, Production, Marketing... James does it all. James stays on the cutting edge of technology and is constantly enhancing Passaic’s infrastructure, and marketing and selling strategies.

  • Terence “Terry” B. Lowe Jr.
    Outside Sales
  • Terence “Terry” B. Lowe Jr.

    Outside Sales

    As Passaic’s newest managerial team member, Terry comes equipped with a strong background in the roofing industry. Terry handles outside sales in the rubber-covered rollers, belting and calendering departments. Weather permitting, you will likely find Terry at an NFL game or on the golf course during the weekends.

  • Luis Solorzano
    Sales
  • Luis Solorzano

    Sales

    Luis has been in the Rubber industry since 1991. He started as a general laborer, slowly worked up to territory sales selling Rubber Covered Rollers, molded parts, rubber accessories, chrome, anilax, complete roller fabrication. In 2007 Luis moved into a sales position. Before that, Luis was a plant manager running shop floor. Luis's hobbies include: Golf, spending time with his kids, coaching (soccer, track, and basketball). Luis enjoys spending time with his wife of 10 years and family and golfing with Terry. He also has a 17 year old dog named "precious" who is an adorable Yorkie. His friends call him the "Rubber-man"

  • Amy Valenti
    Administrative Assistant
  • Amy Valenti

    Administrative Assistant

    Amy lends a helping hand to Sue with organization in the office. Amy has attended 10 Bon Jovi concerts in less than 7 years. Her love for Bon Jovi and the amount of concerts she has attended lends tribute to her extensive knowledge of trivia on Radio Talk Show call-ins. When Amy is not at a Bon Jovi concert, she stays active with her husband, 2 daughters and their new Vizsla puppy, Riley.

  • Ginger Mathey
    Co-Treat President
  • Ginger Mathey

    Co-Treat President

    Code name: Ginger Meanie Pants. Ginger is an old timer who much prefers human company to her silly dog team members. She is as loyal as the day is long and resides with her best friend, JD, while not at work.

  • Blossom Leach
    Co-Treat President
  • Blossom Leach

    Co-Treat President

    Blossom may be stubborn but at least she is always on time! She is a purebred English bulldog who lives a fulfilling life. She plays with tennis balls and swims every chance that she gets. She also has a weird fascination with blinds, air cleaners and tape measures.

  • Lola Leach
    VP of Toy Stealing
  • Lola Leach

    VP of Toy Stealing

    Code name: Blossom’s Shadow, Opera Singer and Jumping Jelly Bean. Lola, a beautiful French bulldog, is the youngest pup at Passaic. Her days consist of stealing people’s hearts and pestering Blossom.

  • 1919

    Passaic Rubber Company was officially founded in Passaic, NJ by James Partington and Henry Mathey. The two partners began manufacturing and selling rubber friction tape for wrapping electrical wire.

  • 1925

    PRC buys several different pieces of machinery including: mills, calenders, lathes, presses and vulcanizers. This equipment was used to diversify the product portfolio from just frictions tapes to rubber covered roller and press type flanges.

  • 1927

    Passaic Rubber Company and Jon A. Roebling & Sons form a partnership to fabricate bridge tapes for the San Francisco and George Washington Suspension Bridges.

  • 1939

    With WWII looming, Passaic Rubber began assisting the US Navy in the development of mine sweeping cable tapes. At this time, the country experienced a massive shift from Natural Rubber to synthetic elastomers.

  • 1969

    The company moves to a new location on six acres of land and a 70,000 sq. ft. facility in Wayne, NJ. At this time, Passaic introduces "Harness" tape to be used in the Auto Industry!

  • 1976

    Passaic expands product lines to incorporate truly endless belting. One of the main products that came from this was capping belts. Capping belts are still used in the industry today to twist glass jars and metal tops together.

  • 2013

    Passaic Rubber Company made history by recording the most revenue to date!

  • Present

    Today, PRC continues to thrive under the direction and co-ownership of John Mathey, President, and Jeffrey Leach, CEO. The business is separated into three categories, all niche markets, including: rubber covered rollers, truly endless belting, and calendared rubber products.

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