Mechanical Rubber Products buys Prestige Rubber

Written by Douglas John Bowen

Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J.

Mechanical’s asset purchase “included extrusion dies, mandrels, compounds, expansion joint forms and customer order records,” the company said. Mechanical Rubber will be 100% operational with all of Prestige’s manufacturing capabilities, offering what the company calls a “one stop shop” for all custom rubber elastomeric needs.

Prestige manufactures rubber elastomer expansion joints as well as mandrel-cured wrapped rubber tubing. Products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), end users, and distributors throughout North America and Europe in the commercial, industrial, military, and pharmaceutical markets.

Mechanical’s website lists its rail offerings as including: fabricated window and door seal gaskets; proprietary compounds to meet flammability and toxicity requirements; and reverse engineering for aftermarket part supply. The company says it serves freight, HSR, light rail transit, passenger, regional, and streetcar transport needs.

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