Humankind is nothing if not resilient. We see it in the people around us; we hear it from the infamous words of everyone from Rocky Balboa to Nelson Mandela.
As we remember the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and the many people and heroes who lost their lives that day, we think of this quote by American writer Ryder Carroll:
“No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.”
We want to recognize how so many people chose to respond, take action, come together and support one another, and keep moving forward.
How the Economy Reacted, How the People Responded
In the wake of this tragedy, the entire business community felt the blow. Stock markets immediately fell, and economic damage ensued, adding further injury to the struggling business community.
But by the end of the year, the economy and most markets had recovered surprisingly well. The American economy, and its people, were more resilient than expected. And people all across the nation played a part.
At Spec Rubber, we remember that day and the months following very well. While we may not have had friends or family in New York at that time, we knew that people were hurting and that it was not a time to give up. So, we continued to serve our community and our country in the best way we knew how — working hard to produce the materials companies needed all across the USA for their industrial applications.
It was a very small part to play, but we did it in honor of those who lost someone or something that day. All across the country, businesses, communities, and individuals were resilient, taking action, moving forward together.
Made in the USA
For over 50 years, Spec Rubber has been proud to say that all our rubber gaskets and other molded rubber components are made in the USA. From our manufacturing facility in Alabaster, Alabama, to the clients we send products to thousands of miles away, we are proud to serve communities all across the United States. We serve a country full of heroes sacrificing everything, people refusing to give up, and communities coming together in times of need, just like they did in 2001. And we look forward to keeping our “made in the USA” promise for the next 50 years.