Women Owned Wednesday - Alliance Rubber


Company Name: Alliance Rubber Company
Founded: 1923
WBENC Certified: 1999
HQ: Hot Springs, Arkansas – United States
Website: www.rubberband.com
Retail: Walmart, Hobby Lobby, The Container Store, Staples, Office Depot, Tractor Supply


While rubber bands have become a mainstay in offices, homes, schools and everywhere in between, Alliance Rubber remains committed to innovating for its retail partners, which include Walmart, Staples, Office Depot, The Container Store and Tractor Supply. Today, Alliance Rubber products are sold in 55 countries in a vast array of fun and functional colors, styles and sizes.

Alliance recently introduced workout bands which offer customers an uncomplicated workout option outside of the gym. The workout bands have exploded, making Alliance one of the top three suppliers for exercise equipment in the country. These printable bands extend Alliance’s reach far beyond the home and office and into new territory allowing customers to turn a rubber wristband into a mini-billboard for maximum promotional effect.


What started as a simple, practical and reliable solution for everyday life has been transformed by the innovators at Alliance Rubber Company into a multi-faceted collection of more than 2,000 products and tools. Alliance, the nation’s largest rubber band manufacturer, sold 15 million pounds of rubber bands last year. Assuming an average band size of 3” by 1/8”, these bands could be laid end-to-end and easily encircle the globe 23 times.

Alliance, a proud woman-owned business, recently received ISO 9001:2008 certification, an internationally recognized statement on the quality of the company’s work and products. The company also won the Torch Award for Ethics from the Arkansas Better Business Bureau.

All of Alliance's rubber bands are excellent quality and made proudly in the United States.

Quote on being a Women Owned business:

“We are certainly in the minority when you consider that we are a female-led American manufacturer in Arkansas, but we work hard as a team, and we believe in what we are doing,” says Swayze. “To us, it is not just a rubber band, and it is not even the thousands of products — it is what we stand for here in the United States.” 
- Bonnie Swayze
Posted on February 22, 2017 .