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Delivering Service and Technical Expertise with Every Part

Great Lakes Rubber is a full-service industrial distributor offering a comprehensive line of custom molded shapes, o-rings, dynamic seals, fastener seals, fasteners, hose, tubing, gaskets, fittings, adhesives and other components. We partner with OEMs in a number of industries to provide value-added services including customized kitting, assembly, manufacturing, specialty packaging, product enhancements, bin stocking, rapid prototyping and engineering services.

As a family-owned business with three generations of experience, creating value for our customers is clearly understood and shared throughout the company. By asking “what’s best for the customer?” and leading with competent solutions and quick turnarounds, we have created long-lasting customer relationships for more than 65 years.

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Expanding Product Line and Value-Added Services

Customer needs come first at Great Lakes Rubber. As a third-generation family-owned industrial distributor of seals, o-rings, fasteners, adhesives and other custom parts and services, we are guided by a clear set of principles which drives our complete commitment to responsiveness, transparency and quality.

The GLR Advantage

When you work with GLR, you’ll gain a partner who understands your need for urgency, quality and resourcefulness. We work hard to earn your confidence with every project, every deadline.

Total Quality Management

Quality is not a department at Great Lakes Rubber, it is part of our culture and why OEMs have depended on us for nearly 70 years.

First in Responsiveness

Need to modify or expedite an order? Our sales and service teams are best in the industry at responding quickly and resolving issues completely.

Personalized Support

Each customer is assigned a dedicated sales and service team who understands your needs, complies with your exact specifications, and monitors performance.

World-Class Partnerships

With more than 300 suppliers and a 60-plus year relationship with Parker Hannifin as an authorized distributor, you’ll gain ready access to the industry’s best parts and expertise.

Engineering Expertise

With on-site engineering and technical expertise, questions and troubleshooting needs get fast-tracked when you work with Great Lakes Rubber.

Training & Education

GLR helps advance knowledge with free seminars on a range of sealing material, design, and performance topics for engineers and quality control personnel.

What our Customers are Saying

“We share a similar business model with Great Lakes Rubber and that has created a long-standing partnership that spans decades. GLR has a president who is directly involved with and plugged into the needs of their customers, making them nimble and able to make faster decisions.”

– Todd Z., president of a global manufacturer

“GLR is one of my best suppliers and has always delivered on any commitments made. They provide us with accurate updates and timely responses, allowing us to adjust our schedule to minimize impacts.”

– Thomas H., material planner for a leading engines producer

“I wish more vendors would have the types of calls that the GLR team makes, proactively reaching out to keep me updated. I appreciate the attentiveness that GLR shows to our account.”

– Heidi D., branch manager of OEM distributor

Recent News

  • Great Lakes Industrial Honored as a Top Workplace by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    This marks the second consecutive year that GLI has received this honor, underscoring its unwavering dedication to employee satisfaction and engagement.

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  • Great Lakes Industrial Acquires Premier Seals Manufacturing

    GLI expands its gasket manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of one of the most respected leaders in the industry.

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  • Great Lakes Industrial is named a Future 50 company by BizTimes Media

    The Future 50 program, now in its 34th year, recognizes the fastest-growing privately-owned companies in the Milwaukee region.

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