Sur-Seal Operations – Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

To Whom It May Concern:

Local and state governments continue to issue COVID-19 related Emergency Orders requiring all non-essential businesses to close their facilites and for citizens to remain at home. We are writing to confirm our status as an “Essential Business” as defined by the Department of Homeland Security and the State of Ohio. Sur-Seal supplies a variety of critical components to “Essential Businesses” and does not take that responsibility lightly. I want to confirm that we remain open to provide you the highest level of service possible.

We are making decisions with the health and well-being of our associates, suppliers and their families as our top priority. All employees have been instructed to comply with the CDC’s healthy habits and social distancing requirements, and we can assure you that we are executing complete and rigorous protocols in our factory and distribution center in order to minimize the risk of infection by COVID-19.

During these unprecedented times of National Emergency, we are experiencing an increase in demand across our business. Although our supply chain is strong, the increase in demand along with the modifications to our normal course of business to meet all the government regulations, could potentially delay orders in the short term. Your business is important to us and we will do all that we can to support you during this time.

As we navigate through this difficult time, we will not be able to cancel P.O.’s that are not late. If we have finished goods inventory, we will ship what is available and schedule the balance for a future date. All expedited requests may be subject to an expedite surcharge.

We appreciate your understanding as we, together, will fight this and come out stronger!

Thank you for your business.


Larry Faist

CEO & President

Sur-Seal LLC

Sur-Seal Named Rubber & Plastics News’ Best Places to Work in 2019

Sur-Seal has been named one of Rubber & Plastics News’ Best Places to Work in 2019!

We’re very pleased to announce that Sur-Seal has recently been named a Best Place to Work by Rubber & Plastics News. This recognition reinforces our commitment to our employees and to our customers to deliver our best every day.

The Rubber & Plastics News’ Best Places to Work program, recognizes and honors companies in the rubber industry for outstanding employee satisfaction. The rubber industry was defined as companies that make end rubber products, as well as suppliers or providers of services for the rubber industry. The survey resulted in Sur-Seal emerging as one of ONLY eight firms in the US/Canada to receive such award.

Determining the best places to work involves a two-step process. The first step involves an evaluation of participating companies’ workplace policies, practices, and demographics. In the second step, employee surveys are conducted to directly assess the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. The combined scores determine the top organizations and the final ranking.

One team member stated, “Sur-Seal has an engaged leadership that cares about people and is open to new ideas. It is a customer-focused organization with a culture of working together. We work hard and we know what we do matters.” Another wrote, “Sur-Seal, for a manufacturing business, has a very unique feel in that it exudes the feeling that people matter. It’s a personable environment with challenging work.” It is evident that the partnerships among our associates are built on a strong foundation of trust.

While the emphasis on this recognition is that Sur-Seal is a great place to work, our associates are not the only ones that experience the difference of Sur-Seal’s culture. Our customers notice it too because an engaged, happy team delivers outstanding service.

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Cincinnati Enquirer recognizes a growing company as one of the city’s best places to work for 2019

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Sur-Seal has been named a Top Workplace for 2019 by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Recognition of Top Workplaces is based on employee feedback gathered by Energage, LLC through an anonymous third-party survey containing numerous questions around the workplace environment, including connection, execution and alignment. Sur-Seal is among the very top of manufacturing companies in the region to receive the award in 2019.

“We’re honored to be named a Cincinnati top workplace.” says Larry Faist, President and CEO of Sur-Seal. “The environment we work hard to create at Sur-Seal centers around people. This recognition tells us we are on the right path.” “It is a top priority at Sur-Seal to foster an environment that cares for each other, embraces the curiosity to learn, and encourages a courageous mindset to step into the uncomfortable. We believe strongly in our values of caring, curious, and courageous.”

The relaxed, yet professional environment, the feeling of being a part of a growing business and the support individual employees receive with learning and growth are just a few of the highlights of working at Sur-Seal, according to Marcia Ernstes, Organizational Development Leader.

“The people here are a one-of-a-kind bunch from the President all the way to the people who have only been here a year, it is truly the best place I’ve have ever worked at,” was just one of the comments received, Ernstes says. “People enjoy working here and they like that each day is a little different. They like knowing the parts they make go into furnaces, lights and hospitals all over the world. They like knowing that they are making the world cleaner, brighter and safer.”

Founded in 1965, Sur-Seal employs about 230 people, mostly at its Cincinnati-based headquarters. It also has locations in Harrison, Ohio; Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; Monterrey, Mexico; and Suzhou, China. The company specializes in highly engineered sealing solutions for a variety of industries. The fast-growing Sur-Seal differentiates itself by being rapid, right and reliable to the customers.

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Sur-Seal Named One of Cincinnati’s TOP Workplaces for 2019

We’re pleased to announce that Sur-Seal was recently named one of Cincinnati’s Top Workplaces for 2019. This recognition reinforces our commitment to our employees and to you – our customer – to deliver our best every day.

The Cincinnati Enquirer, in partnership with the research firm Energage, LLC, honored Sur-Seal after collecting anonymous feedback from employees throughout Cincinnati. The survey resulted in Sur-Seal emerging as a great place to work.

While the emphasis on this recognition is that Sur-Seal is a great place to work, we also feel that it results in the benefits that you receive as a Sur-Seal client. We strongly believe that engaged, happy employees deliver the best results for our customers.

According to Marcia Ernstes, Organizational Development specialist for Sur-Seal, one of the areas that makes Sur-Seal a great place to work is its focus on working together to ensure a great customer experience. The partnerships created with our customers are built on a strong foundation of trust. We work hard to improve our internal and external processes to create a safer, smoother and quality-oriented workplace. It’s a win for us as well as our partners.

“Employees at Sur-Seal enjoy working here,” Ernstes says. “They like being a part of a growing business and being able to grow as individuals. With our strong values, people feel like family, not just coworkers, they feel cared for and know that their opinions are valued.”

As we finish out 2019 and move into 2020, we want to hear from you about how we can better serve you. We look forward to continuing to work on your behalf!

Thank you for your part in helping us becoming a Top Workplace in 2020!

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Energy Efficiency: Sealing Matters

Consumer trends, government regulations and increasing energy costs all point to one concept that isn’t going anywhere: Energy Efficiency. Basically, better utilization of energy. Learn more about how Sur-Seal improves the energy efficiency in the HVAC industry through material innovation.

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