1. Meet Our Team - Eric Boras
2. Product of the Month - NBR
3. Industry Trends & Updates
4. Our Capabilities - Logistics Management
5. How Can We Get Better?
One of the many challenges the rubber industry faces is attracting technical people who understand all aspects of the manufacturing process. 

Having graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Rubber Engineering Technology, Eric Boras fits this mold (pun intended) perfectly! 

At just 40 years young, Eric has worked in all facets of the manufacturing process; starting from raw material selection and compound development all the way to molding the finished product. Having this experience has helped Eric appreciate all the challenges his customers face when producing a quality product at a fair price. He enjoys learning about his customers' unique problems and working together to solve them. “There’s always something to learn. I teach them, they teach me and in the end, we both win!”

When Eric isn't busy solving rubber issues, he's playing hockey or golf, hiking, working out and spending time with his wife and 3 children. He resides in St. Joseph, Michigan. Did we mention that Eric is a HUGE Elvis fan?
We highlight a different member of our team in each newsletter
About our vendor:
Nitriflex has proven to be a strong and reliable supplier for ARP Materials. Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nitriflex is responsible for a production capacity of 30,000 tons per year while maintaining an ISO 9001:2000 certification and an ISO 14001 - a commitment to environmental management.
Crude Oil
Crude Oil decreased $0.64 USD/BBL to $55.81/BBL on Wednesday, March 6th. Historically, Crude oil reached an all time high of $145.31/BBL in July of 2008 and a record low of $1.17/BBL in February of 1946.

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Crude oil is the world's most actively traded commodity.
Rubber increased .40 JPY/kg or .20% to $0.79/lb USD on Wednesday, March 6th. Historically, Rubber reached an all time high of $2.16/lb in February of 2011 and a record low of $0.56/lb in November of 2018.

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Logistics Management
We Add Value to your Supply Chain.

What is the difference between a good distributor and a great one? It takes supplying high-quality products, having consistent, responsive service and dependable logistics. We're in the business of efficiently moving material so we know we have to be great at it.

We offer:

  • Over the Road (OTR), Rail and Air Capabilities

  • Warehouse Management System With inevitable and lengthy overseas transit times, we plan accordingly to effectively manage our inventory and keep realistic stock levels to meet your needs.

  • Nationwide Network of Carriers and Brokers

  • Trucking Management System This allows ARP Materials to rate and grade our partners to ensure continuous improvement on their end.

  • Storage and Drayage Facilities at multiple ocean ports.

  • Stock All Your Products Under One Roof One stop shop! Ask us about stocking all your rubber products in one location to drastically cut your transportation costs.

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Your opinion matters. If you could make a change to our processes, our services, or products, etc., what would they be? Our focus is continuous improvement. Please reply to this email with your suggestions or comments. We look forward to hearing from YOU!
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