Two HEXPOL Facilities Listed Among 2015 Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio

Jul 21, 2015, 08:51 ET from HEXPOL Compounding

CLEVELAND, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two HEXPOL Compounding facilities were recently honored in the Cleveland Plain Dealer's 2015 Top Workplaces. HEXPOL Compounding, a leading global provider of elastomer compounds, was among 150 companies cited in the newspaper's sixth annual list.

HEXPOL Compounding LLC (Burton Rubber Processing), located in Burton, Ohio, made the list for the first time, checking in at ninth place among 50 Northeast Ohio mid-size companies. Founded in 1957, 204 associates currently work at the campus.

Gold Key Processing Inc., a HEXPOL Company located in Middlefield, Ohio, made the list for the third consecutive year among northeast Ohio's mid-size companies. Gold Key was founded in 1997 and currently has 178 associates working at the campus

The 2015 Top 150 Workplaces list was published in the Plain Dealer on June 21. Employees of participating companies responded to a detailed survey conducted by independent workplace consultant, Workplace Dynamics. Survey standings were based solely on employee responses.

Companies included in Top Workplaces were measured by qualities such as:

  • Employee Connection to the Company
  • Organization's Leadership
  • Company Direction
  • Execution of Company Objectives
  • Importance of Employee's Work
  • Employee Relationships with Management
  • Career Development
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Pay and Benefits

Survey results indicated that both HEXPOL campuses are comprised of individuals who are dedicated to HEXPOL through meaningful work, a vibrant connection with the company, and a strong belief that HEXPOL Compounding is moving in the right direction. HEXPOL leadership provides a clear vision, rigorous associate development, and an effort to make sure each associate feels valued and recognized for contributions to HEXPOL's success.

"We are very proud to have our organizations recognized along with so many other well respected businesses in our region," said John Gorrell, General Manager, Burton Rubber Processing. "Congratulations to our outstanding associates for receiving this notable and well-deserved honor. We are very grateful for their extraordinary contributions that make HEXPOL the industry leader. Building a great work environment on the inside creates a great reputation in how we value our associates, customers, and community."

Associates surveyed indicated their appreciation for the recognition, rewards, and opportunities provided by HEXPOL Compounding. Survey respondents cited a connection to HEXPOL because of the positive culture and the company's support based in personal and leadership development programs.

"It is humbling to be recognized in the Top Workplaces listing for the third consecutive year," said Jerry Saxion, Managing Director of Gold Key Processing. "Our associates, at all levels of the organization, are vital to Gold Key's success and directly responsible for creating such a positive culture and family-oriented work environment. We appreciate our associates' focus on safety, personal growth, customers, quality, community and hard work.  Thank you to all our associates and their families."  

In addition to the above honor, both campuses were featured on the Fox Business Network's Manufacturing Marvels® series.

For more information about HEXPOL Compounding and its products and services, visit the company's website at

About HEXPOL Compounding

HEXPOL is a leading global developer and manufacturer of quality polymer compounds. The company provides proprietary and standard rubber compounding solutions to the automotive and transportation; energy, oil & gas; wire and cable; medical and pharmaceutical; general industrial; building and construction; water treatment; tire and toll, and consumer markets.

Twelve locations in North America include legacy names such as Gold Key Processing, Burton Rubber Processing, Chase Elastomer, Colonial Rubber Works, Robbins LLC, and Kardoes Rubber. HEXPOL capabilities include: Rubber Compounding, Rolls, Specialty Products, Tire and Toll, Retreading, TPE Compounding, Silicone Compounding, and Outsourcing Services.

Based in Malmo, Sweden, HEXPOL has a global footprint, with manufacturing facilities strategically located to serve customers across North America, Europe and Asia. HEXPOL is a U.S. $1.3 billion a year business with 3,900 employees at 34 locations in 11 countries. HEXPOL is a public company traded on the Nordic Stock Exchange.


Don Picard
Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America
HEXPOL Compounding NAFTA 

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