ARP featured on Spotlight
Advanced Rubber Product’s Silicone- Dead End 15kV insulators have been listed on the March 2012 edition of Spotlight – the monthly newsletter from Dakota Supply Group. Their monthly newsletter provides regular updates to customers about the latest innovations in the electrical and mechanical industry. Advanced Rubber Products constantly strives for superiority through innovative growth. The Dead end 15kV from the ARP Division is known for its superior insulating properties, sturdiness and is lightweight to handle. These insulators have been tested and approved for RUS, ANSI, IEC and CEA standards. For more information on the insulator specifications please visit the High Voltage Polymer Insulators section on our webpage.
ARP Corporate Stewardship
On October 14, 2011, ARP welcomed the 8th grade students and staff from Wyoming Central School for a site visit as a part of their Career Day excursion.
Bob Flowers, Vice President and General Manager, and Holly Mitchell, Production and Sales, began the day with introductory remarks regarding the history of ARP’s plant in the town of Wyoming, NY. The students were then taken on a plant tour to view ARP’s unique rubber contract molding processes up close.
During the tour various manufacturing concepts were explained, giving students the opportunity to observe the lean manufacturing practices within each work center in the plant.
Mr. Flowers and Ms. Mitchell encouraged interactivity in the day’s events by engaging the students in discussion regarding the specialized technological capabilities of ARP and the rubber molding industry.
At the ARP facilities warehouse, the students were challenged to utilize their teamwork skills in a game that involved parts they had seen produced on one of the plant’s presses. After a few minutes of planning, the teams were timed as they transported a marble the length of the warehouse by successfully synchronizing their rubber "troughs" together before the marble hit the floor.
The visit concluded with the students enjoying cider and donuts while listening to Mr. Flowers compare a student's responsibilities to that of an employee's in an organization like ARP, where values such as trust, honesty and teamwork are highly regarded and rewarded.
ARP in Mexico
ARP has recently partnered with Power Products Consulting, a sales representative in Mexico, who has a longstanding relationship with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).
The Federal Electricity Commission, an affiliate of the Mexican government, generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity to over 35.3 million customers in the region. The CFE is also the federal government agency responsible for planning the national power transmission and distribution system.
ARP has already received initial purchase orders for transmission insulators and cutouts. ARP is also working on securing approval and qualifications for its entire product line of high voltage polymer insulators.
ARP anticipates success in the Mexican market due to its short lead times and competitive pricing. This partnership with Power Products Consulting will allow ARP to capture a significant market share and adequately serve the needs of its clients and customers in Mexcio.
ARP listens to Linemen; installs Long Pin
ARP has had numerous requests to change the “SPLIT PIN” to a longer version as the Split Pin we had been using was too short and difficult to remove and insert when a Lineman was wearing gloves. ARP now has a 1.950” Long Pin installed on every insulator that requires the use of a split pin whether it is a Distribution or Transmission Insulator.
ARP releases new versions of Silicone Polymer Cutouts
Now available in 15KV, 27KV and 36KV Non-Loadbreak and Loadbreak versions.
New Silicone Polymer Tie Top Insulators
ARP Silicone Polymer Tie Top Insulators are now available in 15KV, 25KV and 35KV Voltage Classes
ARP has new Silicone Polymer Station Post Insulators
Silicone Polymer Station Post Insulators are now available in 15KV thru 69KV Voltage Classes.
New Exclusive Insulator for Horizontal Dead End Applications
ARP has added a specially designed 27KV Silicone Polymer Insulator that replaces Two 10” (254mm) Porcelain Disk Assemblies. This insulator is to be used exclusively in Horizontal Dead End Applications.