July 28, 2022

West American Rubber Company, LLC (WARCO) is pleased to announce the sale of its Ripley, MS based subsidiary, Biltrite Ripley Operations LLC to GRT Rubber Technologies.

The divestiture opens a pathway for WARCO to effectively align its core competencies, heighten its focus and exploit growth opportunities within its customer centric calendered Sheet, Extruded, and Molded rubber businesses – cementing its pledge to being America’s Choice for Quality Rubber.

“Nowhere is the sense of community stronger than in Ripley, MS. The unwavering support of our people and Tippah County will not be forgotten. We are very thankful for the many dedicated individuals that have worked tirelessly to further the legacy of the Biltrite Ripley operation and are very glad for WARCO to have been a part of that legacy.” said Timothy Hemstreet, WARCO’s President and CEO.

WARCO remains steadfast in its 112-year history as being an industry leader and premier manufacturer of Sheet, Extruded and Molded Rubber products.


Tim Hemstreet Signature

Timothy J. Hemstreet
President & Chief Executive Officer
West American Rubber Company, LLC