Home Rubber Company Welcomes New Key Team Members

The Home Rubber Company and its Ivanhoe Division are pleased to announce the addition of two key team members to its roster of dedicated personnel in our Trenton, New Jersey Factory.

Allison J. Balloon has joined the company as Technical Director. Allison’s many accomplishments include a stellar academic career, followed with Teaching positions and a substantial body of published work. Allison joins us from Akron, Ohio, where her last position was with the Firestone Rubber Company, at their Polymer Pilot Plant. Since bravely coming to the East Coast, Home Rubber officials have stated that “Allison hit the ground running, engendering herself to the production staff quickly through her knowledge, her sense of organization and her amazing energy. Given what we’ve seen her accomplish in a short time, we look forward to witnessing the transformation of the department over the long run.”


Joining Allison on the roster, Daniel Ford, makes his debut to the industry, filling a post as Inside Sales and Customer Service Representative. Daniel, a former business major in college, spent the past few years playing professional volleyball in Europe, for both the German and the Finish National teams. Dan brings that same level of intensity to his new position and he has proven eager to absorb all that he can about industrial rubber products and about our many and loyal distributor and OEM customers. Inside Sales Manager, Philip Rackley, calls Dan; “A true ace and a welcome addition to our inside group. Where our focus is knowledge and efficiency – getting back to our customers quickly with the best possible solutions to their product requirements – Dan is showing great promise and embodies our culture of continuous improvement and superior product knowledge.”


The Home Rubber Company is a U.S. Manufacturer of hand-made and custom industrial rubber products, including hoses, belts, lathe-cut gaskets and sheet goods. The Ivanhoe division, mixes high-end specification rubber and silicones, providing them to molders and extruders throughout the world. Founded in 1881, Home Rubber has the breadth of manufacturing that existed when a single facility could produce everything from fire hoses and rain gear to tires and sheet rubber. They have found that breadth beneficial in filling the niche of short-run and specialty products where many companies have become commodity manufacturers since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

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