You know our name but do you know our story? From a humble beginning in our founders’ garage to our current home in our beautiful, modern facility, we’ve remained a family-owned business focused on innovating and delivering quality abrasive products. We began in 1960, when Zerla and Si Stayman’s dream of starting their own business came true in the small town of Troy, Ohio. Using their garage as home base, they employed their very own kitchen Mixmaster™ to blend the adhesive for the Adhesive Research Company’s first product – the PSA disc.
Following the success of our PSA discs, we continued to introduce new products such as cartridge rolls and other specialties. A new facility was built in the mid 80’s to meet the demand for more space. Here we began production of belts, quick-loks and flap discs. Soon after, we cemented our reputation for outstanding customer service by being the first abrasive supplier to offer a 24 hour delivery guarantee.
2016 was a year of exciting change for all of us at ARC. Under the second generation leadership of Anthony Stayman, we relocated to our new, 68,000 square foot facility in Troy, OH. Here we continue to expand product offerings and are vertically integrating a new line of 3-D abrasives called Z-Web. ARC is not only one of the nation’s largest abrasive converters. We’ve now proudly graduated to become an American manufacturer committed to innovate while staying true to our vision, mission and core values.