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We may seem like the new kid on the block of custom silicone manufacturing, but we’re not.

ARCO® Silicone is a division of Alliance Rubber Company. Undeniably, we have eminently qualified personnel with skills and imaginative talents built on more than 100 years of rubber compounding and extrusion, and now, custom silicone extrusions and molded products. Consequently, silicone is simply the best next step for us to make in expanding our growth potential to other elastomers. In the same way, we can still offer the highest consistent quality and competitive pricing for custom profile silicone extrusions that are designed to meet your specific need.

"As a family-owned manufacturing company with more than 100 years of experience, we have consistently delivered quality and innovative products to our customers."

We are now celebrating our fourth generation of family ownership, with more than 175-team members— who are an integral part of our continuing success. As a matter of fact, their attitude toward quality and the passion they bring in producing a quality product distinguishes the brand. Most important, 62% of our team has been with the company for over five years and they help us make some of the world’s best rubber band and silicone extrusions at our manufacturing facility in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Bonnie Spencer Swayze, President

Our story

A True American Success Story

ARCO® Silicone owes its beginning to the ingenuity of one man – our father – William H. Spencer, who left his Franklin, Kentucky home in 1904 at the age of 13. Traveling by rail to seek adventure. In spite of all odds, he found himself in Alliance, Ohio in 1917 with less than $3, and began working for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Consequently, six years later on March 7, 1923, he obtained a few rejected inner tubes and cut the bands by hand in his basement where he founded Alliance Rubber Company.

At this time, newspapers were blocked and thrown in the general direction of the porch. After seeing the Akron Beacon Journal blowing across lawns, he persuaded them and the Tulsa World to try wrapping them with a band. In due time, he went on to pioneer other new markets for bands, agricultural and industrial applications as well as a myriad of other uses.

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After almost a century, we are still a family owned business with a rich and distinctive American heritage. What started as a simple, practical, and reliable solution for everyday life has been transformed by our 175  team members into a multi-faceted collection of more than 2,400 products and tools designed for “Holding Your World Together.” Our associates make the difference in our brand. Their attitude and passion for quality of customer service shines. Over 60% of the team has been with the company for over five years, enabling us to make some of the world’s best products, including silicone extrusions, at our manufacturing facility in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

American-Made Silicone Extrusions

100% of our sales are of American-made products that comply with the  “Buy American” standards set-aside in conjunction with U.S. government purchases. As a result, consumers who select these products enjoy fresher stock, faster service, better fill-rate and consistent top quality.

Not only do we show American pride through our silicone extrusions, but also this pride is evident when driving by our factory. On October 12, 2016, we dedicated a walkway in honor of our 18 veteran employees and named it Freedom Falls. Freedom Falls is also a tribute to past, present and future veteran associates along with the over one million Americans who gave their lives to keep America free.

Our company has also installed an 80-foot by 40-foot American flag that stands 130-feet tall and can be seen when driving on the 270 bypass. At the top of the flagpole there is a gold ball that each of our 175 employees have signed. The flag is a way of showing how proud Alliance employees are to be working, living and creating innovative products (such as custom silicone extrusions) in this country.

Awards & Certifications

Diverse, Interesting People Committed to Your Success

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Helping women advance in the boardroom and beyond, our WBENC—Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification helps dealers provide products for both U.S. government set-asides and Fortune 500 diversity purchases.

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We were recently honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s NIST—National Institute of Standards and Technology—as one of two U.S. companies to win the Excellence in Innovation Award. Furthermore, this is evident in our new division which produces custom silicone extrusions.