Specification Rubber Products: The Small Business Making a Big Impact in Shelby County and Beyond.

Specification Rubber Products (Alabaster, AL) is a small business located in Shelby County, Alabama, that is making a big impact on the local community, its economy, and beyond. Founded in 1968, the company specializes in producing highly engineered molded rubber components, including gaskets and sealing products for the waterworks industry. Recently, Spec Rubber was honored with the 2023 Shelby County Small Business of the Year Award in recognition of its commitment to creating jobs in the area and providing high-quality goods made in America.

Overview of the Shelby County Small Business Award

Spec Rubber is proud to be the winner of the 2023 Shelby County Small Business of the Year Award for businesses with 21 or more employees open one year or more. The Small Business of the Year awards were given out collaboratively by Calera Main Street, the Chelsea Business Alliance, Columbiana Main Street, Montevallo Chamber of Commerce, Montevallo Main Street, and The Shelby County Chamber. Businesses were judged based on their activities over the past three years, including staying power, employee growth, sales increase, response to adversity, and evidence of helping community-oriented projects. Spec Rubber has been operating in Shelby County for more than 55 years and is an established pillar of the local community. Spec Rubber has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and it is evident that their hard work and dedication have paid off. Spec Rubber is an ISO-certified manufacturer, and its waterworks products are NSF-61 certified, meaning these components meet the health and safety standards set forth by the National Sanitation Foundation for use in potable water applications. This certification has helped Spec Rubber stand out in the industry and has contributed to its success.

Contributions to the Shelby County Community by Specification Rubber Products

Spec Rubber’s contributions to the Shelby County community go well beyond just creating jobs. The company is committed to giving back and has been involved in several community-oriented projects over the years. They have donated to local schools and charities, participated in community celebrations, and supported local sports teams. Spec Rubber values being an active member of the Shelby County community and is truly grateful for being recognized as this year’s Small Business of the Year.

Recent Awards and Nominations  

Named 2023 Shelby County Small Business of the Year

Recognized as a Top Company in Alabama by Governor Kay Ivey’s Made in Alabama Showcase

Named one of Alabama’s Safest Manufacturers

A three-time finalist for Rubber News’ Best Places to Work in the North American Rubber Industry, receiving Top Honors in 2021

A three-time finalist for Alabama Manufacturer of the Year

List of Affiliated Charities and Community Programs

United Way of Central Alabama

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Children’s Make-A-Wish Foundation

The National Children’s Cancer Society

Special Olympics

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Shelby Cancer Center

Safe House of Shelby County

Shelby Emergency Assistance

Alabaster City Fest

Alabaster City Schools

Spec Rubber in the News

Rubber News: Rubber News Names Best Places To Work Honorees

Rubber News: Best Places To Work: Building Positive Work Environment Key For Spec Rubber

Rubber News: Specification Rubber Puts Employees In Position To Prosper

Spec Rubber News: Spec Rubber Awarded 2021 Rubber News Best Place to Work

Shelby County Reporter: Alabaster Business Named Top Place To Work In 2021

Alabaster Connection: Alabama’s Governor Visits The Best Place To Work

AMERICAN Newsroom: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Celebrates Specification Rubber Being Named “Best Place to Work”

Made In Alabama: Gov. Kay Ivey’s Made In Alabama Showcase

Governor Alabama.gov News: Governer Ivey Hosts Second Annual Made In Alabama Showcase

Rubber News: Best Places To Work: Teamwork Key To Specification Rubber’s Success

United Way Of Central Alabama: Shelby County Company Moves Campaign Events From Conference Room To Warehouse

AMERICAN Newsroom: Specification Rubber Named One Of Alabama’s Safest Manufacturers

Birmingham Business Journal: Get A Look Inside A Rubber Factory

AL.com: Specification Rubber Products Celebrates 50 Years Of Service To Employees, Customers, And Community

Spec Rubber News: Celebrating 50 Years!

Shelby County Reporter: Specification Rubber Products Celebrates 50 Years

AMERICAN Newsroom: Specification Rubber Celebrates 50 Years Of Service

Birmingham Business Journal: How One Metro Birmingham Business Is Keeping Up With Foreign Competition

Rubber News: Spec Rubber Finds Opportunity In Crumbling Infrastructure





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