About Us

The Work You’ll Love & the History Behind it

We manufacture an extensive line of conveyor belts and sheet rubber products to meet the needs of customers nationwide. Our conveyor belts are used in a variety of markets, including Agriculture, Mining, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper, Construction, and Package Handling. Our full line of sheet rubber products are used for sealing, protecting, and cushioning in the road and bridge construction, building construction, and vibration isolation markets. GRT is a stable and growing business that’s been producing high quality industrial rubber products from our NE Arkansas factory for over 40 years. 

aggregate conveyor belt with red border
1880
Boston Woven Hose is founded.
Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Co
1936
Rotocure Patent Awarded
GRT Patent
1957
Boston Woven Hose is acquired by American Biltrite.
American Biltrite
1963
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Manufacturing begins at the Ripley, MS plant.
1967
Valley Rubber begins in Falkville, AL
1978
Manufacturing begins at the Paragould, AR plant.
GRT Rubber headquarters in Paragould, AR
1981
Boston Industrial Division acquired by Dana.
Dana Logo
1995
Valley Rubber, LLC Formed
1997
Paragould, AR plant is acquired by Coltec Industries.
Coltec Industries
1999
B.F. Goodrich and Coltec merge.
BFGoodrich
2003
EnPro Industries and Garlock Rubber formed.
EnPro Industries logo
2006
WARCO acquires Biltrite Ripley Operations
2009
Rockland International Acquired by Valley Rubber
2014
GRT Rubber Technologies, LLC formed.
GRT Logo
2021
GRT Acquires Valley Rubber, LLC.
2022
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GRT Rubber Acquires Biltrite Ripley Operations
Biltrite Ripley Operations

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