About Us

Welcome

SQA Cert Badge ISO9001Uni-Grip manufactures extruded rubber and plastic seals and edge trims to many industrial clients both large and small. Our profiles protect diverse products such as heavy equipment, recreational vehicles and garage doors from air and moisture infiltration. We produce a wide variety of stock profiles, and we have design and tooling capability in-house, so we provide rapid turnaround on new products. Our in-house sales staff has 100+ years of collective product knowledge—if you have a question about our products, they will have an answer.

We proudly produce all of our own profiles domestically—however we provide product world-wide. We also provide value-added procedures, such as cut-length parts and pre-assembly to make our customer's lives easier.

Uni-Grip is committed to excellent quality and on-time delivery. Adherence to ISO 9000 and continuous improvement is in our DNA. We employ manual and automated inspection to make sure it's right before it goes in the box. Since 2016, we are certified as both a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB).

Since 1963, we have been located in rural Ohio by choice. We're still here, and intend to stay here. We're a team, and we are as committed to our people as we are to producing excellent products.

My family has owned Uni-Grip since 1973, and I am delighted to be a second-generation owner. We honor our past, but are building the future. We look forward to serving you as a valued customer.

—Deb King, CEO

Team

Deb King

Deb King

CEO & Owner

Mike King

Mike King

IT Director

Doug Parsell

Doug Parsell

VP of Sales & Marketing

Tim Ragsdale

Tim Ragsdale

Senior Account Executive

Sonja Ankney

Sonja Ankney

Customer Service Coordinator

Larry Sheets

Larry Sheets

Customer Service Coordinator

Steve Oppy

Steve Oppy

VP of Business Development

Chuck Billeg

Chuck Billeg

Director of Operations

Tammy Sheets

Tammy Sheets

Manufacturing Manager

Cindy Foust

Cindy Seifert

2nd Shift Supervisor

Erica Rowe

Erica Rowe

3rd Shift Supervisor

Bryan Swartz

Bryan Swartz

Quality Manager

Gary Steinmetz

Gary Steinmetz

Quality Coordinator

Kip Alspach

Kip Alspach

Senior Process Engineer

Lance Clark

Lance Clark

Design Engineer

Creston Kinley

Creston Kinley

Manufacturing Engineer

April Dible

April Dible

Receptionist

Alicia Weaver

Raychelle Hill

Shipping Coordinator

Alicia Weaver

Alicia Weaver

Purchasing Coordinator

Shirley Pickett

Danielle Palesh

Accounting Manager

Amber Motter

Amber Motter

HR Manager

Timeline

  • — 1963 Formed corporation
  • — 1982 Installed first rubber line
  • — 1986 Relocated from Keller Street to present location
  • — 1993 Developed ED-50465 slide out seal
  • — 2005 Purchased EDM machine to cut profile dies in house
  • — 2005 Became ISO 9001:2008 certified
  • — 2006 Set up first Dual Durometer Rubber line
  • — 2015 Installed Keyence Imaging System
  • — 2016 Installed Starrett and ERP systems
  • — 2016 Became a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • — 2017 Installed new salt-cured rubber line
  • — 113 Total years of experience of our customer service dept

Credentials

Smithers Uni-Grip ISO CertificateUni-Grip Inc. has been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standards since 2005. ISO 9001:2008 addresses various aspects of quality management. The standards provide guidance and tools for our company to ensure that our products and services consistently meet customer's requirements, and that quality is consistently improved. Uni-Grip applies ISO 9001:2008 quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2008 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

Uni-Grip applies the ISO management system standards on the principle of continual improvement. Our organization assesses its current situation, fixes objectives and develops policy, implements actions to meet these objectives and then measures the results. With this information the effectiveness of the policy, and the actions taken to achieve it, can be continually reviewed and improved.

Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) logo Uni-Grip is a member of the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers.