Elite Elastomers, your rubber applications solutions partner

Collaborative Alliance

Apr 19, 2018 By Ginger Glidewell

At Elite Elastomers, we operate in a client-centered collaboratively driven culture for the success of the end-product. Watch our video to learn more about our real-life collaborative alliances that enable all those involved to reach their goals.

Topics: Elite Advantage, Collaborative Alliances

Is your current supplier a Custom Mixer or an Applicative Compounder?

Oct 17, 2016 By Tiffany Oliphant

RIPLEY, MS-- 30-year rubber veteran, and owner of Elite Elastomers, Steve Glidewell,

started out as a custom mixer but realized Elite’s asset is technical, not physical.

For the last six years, he developed a process to get their end application stakeholder an

optimal solution quicker. The Mississippi based mixer is currently transitioning its

business model to be an applicative compounder, which focuses on the end application then

works backward to concept.

Topics: Elite Advantage

Are manufacturing jobs important to rural economies?

May 12, 2015 By Steve Glidewell

That might sound like a trick question, of course factory jobs are critical to the foundation of a strong middle class.  But they are even more critical in rural America. The growth of industrial farming and the resulting decline of the family farm have made the availability of good paying industrial jobs much more critical.

As a small business owner and CEO I know firsthand what these jobs mean to my community. We at Elite are working hard to create new products and enter into new markets to provide an opportunity for growth in our local market.


Topics: Elite Advantage

Welcome to Elite, the rubber applications resource

Jun 12, 2014 By Steve Glidewell

There is a framed quotation from Albert Einstein that hangs on the wall of my office.  It states “Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value.”  As I ponder the beginning of a new year and consider the direction of Elite I am drawn to think a similar thing can be said of a company.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am Pro-Success!  After all from a company perspective success can be linked to increased revenues, managed properly more revenues to higher profits, and higher profits to happier shareholders.

It’s not a question of good or bad between value and success, I believe it’s a matter of focus.  Many times if a company’s attention is only trained on the grandeur of success it neglects the foundational rungs of the ladder necessary to ascend to the top.  Often times the company trips, falls and has to begin the climb once again.  I am convinced that the rungs of Elite’s ladder are providing value.  You see if Elite is focused on not just providing a product to our customers but application solutions and unmatched service then we morph from just another supplier into a valued partner.

Topics: Elite Advantage

Elite announces The Elite Advantage.

Jun 12, 2014 By Martin Harshberger

Elite Elastomers has formalized our unique service offering in a formal marketing campaign. Elite has strategically moved from being a custom rubber mixing company to an applications solutions company.

We've recognized the needs of specific markets where application parameters change due to temperature, fluids and other external factors. Elite has developed the research, development, testing and compounding capabilities to provide the end user with industry leading performance from concept to product.


See the video below to learn more

Topics: Elite Advantage