One of North America's more diverse rubber suppliers, Colonial DPP is the source of choice due to its superior quality, on time delivery, competitive pricing and dedicated associates. Our custom mixing and warehouse operations are further enhanced by our West Tennessee location, in the middle of the North American transportation corridor.
In 1946, Colonial Rubber began molding cellular rubber seals and gaskets for the automotive industry in Logansport, Indiana. The company moved to the city of Dyersburg, Tennessee in 1955. Shortly thereafter, Colonial began custom compounding formulas for the wire and cable industry. Custom mixing of rubber quickly grew to be the largest part of the business.
From 1962 through 1999, Colonial Rubber Works was at various times owned by Allen Industries of Detroit, MI; Dayco Corp. of Dayton, OH and MA Hanna Co. of Cleveland, OH. Under the Colonial name in Dyersburg, rug underlay products; elastomeric roofing operations and plastic compounding were added.
In 2000, a group of local investors lead by the Colonial DPP management team, purchased the Diversified Polymer Products division from MA Hanna Co. and retained the Colonial name. Other cellular products were added to the existing base. The warehouse and logistics business increased. Extrusions; die cut and dense rubber products are now produced. In 2007 Colonial started a custom rubber mixing operation. In 2012 Colonial received the Tennessee Governor's Award for Trade Excellence in the Large Company category.
Colonial DPP is ISO/TS16949 and IS014001 registered and practices Lean Manufacturing; 5S, Advanced Product Quality Planning, and Team Oriented Problem Solving disciplines. The quality system is focused on excellence, from incoming inspection of raw materials to the final audit of outgoing products. Rapid response and on-time delivery are part of our ongoing customer satisfaction.
Colonial's extensive on-site lab follows ASTM and RMA procedures. Our engineering, tool & die shop and prototype facilities further enhance our competitive advantage.
Colonial supplies and partners with numerous industries: automotive, defense, commercial building, construction, farm equipment, aerospace, computers, medical, telecommunications, recreation, health, entertainment, plumbing, refrigeration and many more.