The Winning Way, The Stern Way
For 50 years, Stern Rubber Company, has been an industry leader in rubber manufacturing. We specialize in custom rubber design and milling, molding, rubber to metal bonding, and extrusion.
Founded in Savage, MN in 1969 by the father and son, Donovan and Terrell Stern. Stern Rubber Company moved to its current location in Staples, MN in 1973. The company continued to grow through various expansions, and in 1997 a second location opened in Aitkin, MN. Looking to move the company into new avenues, in 2002 we opened an extrusion plant on the grounds next to the Staples Facility. In October 2015, Zhongli North America, Inc., of Troy, MI purchased the company, and soon after an expansion was completed on the Aitkin facility.
From our humble beginnings making buckets for local farmers, Stern Rubber Company has grown to provide quality products to nearly 150 customers in industries ranging from powersports and industrial valves, to hearing aid and watch manufacturers. Utilizing short-run manufacturing principals we are able to provide quality products to both large and small businesses, with needs ranging from hundreds of thousands of parts, to production runs of one part; in fact, many of our products can be seen on equipment utilized around the world, and even in your own homes.
Currently operating out of three facilities (two in Staples, MN and one in Aitkin, MN) Stern Rubber employs approximately 110 employees. Under the guidance of Zhongli North America, Inc. Stern Rubber plans to position the business to continue expansion in our core competencies and pursue opportunities in the automotive industry.