Philpott celebrates 125 years of Pride, Commitment & Courage

BRUNSWICK, Ohio (August 8, 2014) — Philpott is celebrating 125 years of solving problems for its customers and making them more competitive in the challenging global market.

Philpott has grown from its humble beginnings in 1889, when John W. Philpott pushed his wooden cart around Cleveland selling gaskets and rubber liners, into a company that designs polymeric solutions that move, seal, protect and hold industrial products, helping customers overcome their toughest industrial challenges.

The goal of the employee-owned company is not just to lead the way in its industry, but also bringing industrial rubber and plastic manufacturing back to the U.S.A. to create jobs.

“When we do what we do well, we help our customers make more money while encouraging employees to become motivated to be productive. The result is significant job growth in the U.S.A.,” said Philpott CEO Mike Baach. “The company’s dedicated employees have maintained the same pride in serving our customers that our founder established in 1889.”

With pride in Philpott’s past success, a commitment to the present and the courage to challenge the future, everything the two-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist does is focused on enhancing the value the company brings to the customer.

“For 125 years, the commitment to our customers, our community and a deep patriotism for our country have remained the foundation of the Philpott culture,” Baach said.

The company will celebrate 125 years of helping customers improve their bottom lines at a late summer event with a host of dignitaries, as well as direct descendants its founder, J.W. Philpott, to recognize its success.

About Philpott

Philpott improves its customers’ profitability by providing polymeric solutions made of stronger, lighter, more corrosion resistant and longer-lasting rubber, plastics and composites. The company brings unique solutions in areas such as custom molding, extrusions, machined plastics, fabrication, roll covering and die and water-jet cutting. The environmentally responsible company also provides a food-grade fluid polymer that cleans out fracked wells prior to their going into production. For more information about Philpott, visit