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INDIANA Rubber & Plastic, L.L.C.
Genealogy...three generations worth


1936
Firestone acquires Schacht Rubber Company, Noblesville, Indiana.

1945
W. Kenneth Pickett works in the lab at Firestone during World War 2, even sleeping on a cot in the lab during peak production. The plant grows to 800,000 square feet, manufacturing air ride shocks, tank track, hose, v-belts and custom molded products.

1956
Pickett leaves Firestone to found Iris Rubber Company, Inc. in a shop behind his carport. Using hand operated presses he produces roller skate stops, Q-inserts for coal mining machinery, develops contact wheels used in jet engine compressor blade finishing for Pratt & Whitney and patents a durable rubber covering for box scores and creasers with Inland Container Corporation. Also molded plating masks for [then] Sundstrand Aviation, Naval Avionics, Detroit Diesel Allison and [then] Allison Gas Turbine.


1961

Pickett moves the operation to a building in Cicero, Indiana which grows to 7700 square feet after expansion.

1974

Daugher Wanda (Pickett) Chatel takes over as President and CEO.


1979

As generation three in the business, Terry Garrity came into the family business as bookkeeper, buyer and estimator. A tool room was added to build and repair molds. With the the opening of free trade with the Far East, in the downturn of 1983 sales plunged nearly 50 percent.


1988

Indiana Rubber & Plastics Company started by Terry Garrity and Wanda Chatel to seek out innovators in custom plastics and rubber, with an emphasis on custom molding. We established strategic partnerships, many of which are 30+ years old


2021
Indiana Rubber & Plastics Company now owned by second generation industry veteran Dan Flanagan, combining sales, customer service and marketing experience, education and expertise with technical experience and skills.


Continuity since 1936. Competitive pricing through uncanny innovation.








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Moira Elder performs accounting, purchasing and customer service. She's also a third generation member of the family business.