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Our corporate structure allows us to more efficiently deliver our products and services to our valued customers while better reflecting our overall capabilities in the marketplace as we continue to rapidly grow.

Established in 1889 by John W. Philpott, The Philpott Rubber Co. began as a rubber hose and belting supply house. Since that time, the company has evolved into a supplier of a diverse range of products to a variety of customers and industries. As we continue to grow, leadership made several changes to reorganize its corporate structure to better match our market demands and to keep its brand identification consistent with current and emerging markets. Philpott Solutions Group is now the parent company to Philpott Rubber, Philpott Plastics and Philpott Energy & Transportation.

Philpott Timeline

1889
January 1

1889

John W. Philpott opens The Philpott Rubber Company at 1408 West Third Street. He operated the business with the aid of a bookkeeper until 1909.
1928
May 1

1928

John W. Philpott passes away (age 73) and Blake T. Cooper (John Philpott’s son-in-law) becomes president.
1953
May 29

1953

The Philpott Rubber Company moved into a newly built building with offices and warehouse at 2077 E. 30th Street.
1956
May 29

1956

Blake Cooper’s term as president ends, and Thomas W. Ellison (Blake Cooper’s son-in-law) becomes president.
1977
May 29

1977

ESOP was formally established.
1981
May 29

1981

Thomas W. Ellison’s term as president ends, and Jerry J. Vaughn becomes the fourth president.
1991
May 29

1991

Moved to 1010 Industrial Parkway in Brunswick (current headquarters).
1997
May 29

1997

The Philpott Rubber Company becomes ISO 9000 certified. Jerry J. Vaughn’s term as president ends, and Joseph G. Kuzma becomes the  fifth president.
2009
May 29

2009

Joseph G. Kuzma’s term as president ends, and Michael K. Baach becomes the sixth president.
2012
January 17

2012

Jan. 17, 2012, Philpott Energy & Transportation Co. LLC established.
February 3

2012

Feb. 3, 2012, Philpott Industrial Plastics Enterprises Ltd., established.
2014
August 8

2014

Aug. 8, 2014, 125th anniversary celebration.
2015
May 29

2015

Philpott Solutions Group Inc. established.
2017
January 1

2017

Opening of Rubber & Plastics manufacturing facility in Aurora, Ohio.
2020
January 1

2020

In January 2020 David Ferrell becomes the new Philpott Solutions Group president.
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