As a custom manufacturer of rubber & plastic, my family company, Vip Rubber & Plastic Company, is part of the global community helping to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We are actively manufacturing multiple custom components used in critical medical applications like ventilators, respirators, nebulizers, oxygen chambers, and emergency supplies. Specifically, we are making gaskets, pump seals, IV tubing, straps, bumpers, and many other rubber and plastic parts being sent out to the medical field. Our goal is to do as much as we can to help furiously fight against this deadly virus. Identified as an essential and critical manufacturing entity by Homeland Security, we will continue to make all parts without disruption to our process.
As a third-generation family member, I always love being a part of Vip, but right now, I feel so proud of our company and employees. It can be very difficult to watch this COVID-19 pandemic unfold and feel unable to help. We have the privilege of being a part of the solution. I’ve been able to witness our loyal and dedicated employees bravely showing up each day, following stringent safety protocol, and actively participating in saving lives.
I’m especially grateful for 2nd generation of leadership, which includes my mom Kathy, my dad Tom, and two uncles Howard and Dean, who have successfully carried our company on their shoulders for 60 years. My grandma and grandpa started this company in 1961, and I know they would be incredibly proud of what we are doing today.
As this virus quickly progresses and the economy dramatically fluctuates, I pray that we can stand strong through this time, continuing to contribute in such a profound way. And we sincerely want the same for all other essential businesses playing their own role.
My heart goes out to all of you who have been affected by this pandemic. For those of you who have suddenly been thrust into unemployment, for anyone experiencing illness, having a difficult time with isolating, or experiencing grief as we watch the world suffer. May we stand firm in faith, love, and support for each other.
May we continue to manufacture hope and help the world recover.
Updated 5.1.2020 – we are open and manufacturing without any disruption.
Cindy LeClair is the Vice President of Marketing at Vip Rubber and Plastic Company in California. Cindy is in the third generation of family ownership and has over 10 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. She is passionate about helping others and aims to educate and connect customers with the right resources. Should you want to get to know Vip Rubber and Plastic better as a potential supplier, do not hesitate to reach out to us. firstname.lastname@example.org