Monmouth Rubber & Plastics has been a U.S. Manufacturer of Durafoam™ closed cell sponge rubber and plastic foam materials for more than 50 years. Monmouth also manufactures Airaflex™ open cell sponge rubber & plastic foam; Duraflex™ solid rubber and plastic sheeting; and Bondaflex™, which is a material made from recycled rubber & plastic composites.
Monmouth Rubber & Plastics donated $500 to the New Jersey Blind Citizens Association to demonstrate its deep commitment to the work of NJBCA for its expansion of its Eye Center services and program.
The mission of NJBCA is to enhance the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired through education, socialization, and fostering an environment of hope and purpose.
Through programs and services for the blind, visually impaired and those with deteriorating vision, the New Jersey Blind Citizens Association unlocks opportunities and opens doors for growth, happiness and new experiences. With the help of our donors, volunteers, and other supporters, their participants gain independence and confidence to lead healthy, self-sufficient, and productive lives.
New Jersey Blind Citizens Association is located in Leonardo, New Jersey.
NY Fire Department 911 Commemorative Hats presented to the Long Branch Fire Department and Police Department by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics.
(Long Branch, NJ) On August 23, 2016, Monmouth Rubber & Plastics donated NY Fire Department 911 Commemorative Hats to the Long Branch Fire Department and Police Departments at Long Branch City Hall.
The NY Fire Department 911 Commemorative Hats were purchased from “Wall of Remembrance” by Monmouth Rubber & Plastics in honor of Francis “Tiny” Hayes who had 50 years of service with the Long Branch Fire Department. The “Wall of Remembrance” Park is located in Brooklyn NY and stands as a graceful and beautiful tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 2001.
The presentation was made to Ron Guidetti, Long Branch Fire Chief; Kevin Hayes, Director of Building and Development, Fire Marshal; and Jason Roebuck, Director of Public Safety. The hats were presented by John Bonforte Jr., John Bonforte Sr. and Jo Ann Buonomo of Monmouth Rubber & Plastics.
John Bonforte Jr., President and COO said, “Francis “Tiny” Hayes, gave 50 years of his life for us and who along with many others put their lives on the line to serve and protect us; and if need be, the ultimate sacrifice so that we all would have a better opportunity to enjoy and prosper in the many freedoms and liberties that we all have and enjoy today.” “They are not gone they live on and this small token is appreciation for what all those unsung heroes have done” said Jo Ann Buonomo, Office Manager.
Firefighters and police are protecting us 24 hours a day 365 days a year and support all the liberties we sometimes forget about or take for granted until an event takes place in our life that requires the help of
Fire fighters and police department. John Bonforte Sr., Technical Support and GM stated, “We wanted to honor Tiny Hayes and those who served before him and how we currently would like to connect his memory on a local level so young people can relate to his story. The hats are really about people and making connection from the past to present for young people today and future generations“.
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Kevin Hayes, Long Branch Director of Building and Development, Fire Marshal
Ron Guidetti, Long Branch Fire Chief
John Bonforte Sr., Monmouth Rubber & Plastics, Tech support & GM
Jo Ann Buonomo, Monmouth Rubber & Plastics, Office Manager
Craig Spencer, Lieutenant, Long Branch Police Department
John Bonforte Jr., Monmouth Rubber & Plastics, President & COO
At Monmouth Rubber & Plastics our customers are always our top priority, said John Bonforte Jr. President and COO.
So we are excited to announce our new web site, please visit it. The site is a resource that will add value to your business operation http://monmouthrubber.com/
Here are some items you will find on the site.
We have several top-of-the-line brands, including Durafoam™, Airaflex™, Duraflex™, and Bondaflex™, Our Buns, Sheets, Rolls, and Foam Tape have stood the test of time for 50 plus years and are used around the world.
Not only are we an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer with industry leading support – we also have free tech support with John Sr., available at http://monmouthrubber.com/ask-john-free-tech-support/, All decisions that affect your business are made 100% in-house. We’re a big business with that small business feel.
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Since 1964, we have been here for you, with family values that make us more than just a manufacturing company – we apply our family values to our relations with our employees, suppliers and most importantly with you our customer.
So check out our new website, view our current products and services, and let’s continue to be your partner in the rubber and plastics industry. You helped us build this business, and we built this business for you. Have any questions or needs? Ready to order? Want to let us know what you think? Contact us today.
MONMOUTH RUBBER & PLASTICS CORP 75 LONG BRANCH AVENUE LONG BRANCH, NJ 07740 U.S.A
Number of generations involved in the business:Two.
What are the strengths of a family owned business? Family values. Our family values guide us in our business operations: How we treat each other, our employees and our customers. We bring to work the Bonforte family values and apply them to all aspects of our business.
What are the challenges of a family owned business? John Jr. is our succession plan. He now owns Monmouth Rubber & Plastics. He grew up in the business. After college, he worked for GE Plastics, learned the realities of the world, and then he came back ready to assume his current role. His having complete ownership resolves many possible issues. I advise; he decides.
Do non-family members hold any executive or ownership roles? Joann Buonomo is the office manager (who has) 42 years with Monmouth. Putting family values to the front is important. All issues are worked out just fine.
How much does the younger generation influence decisions? All four of my children and many of my grandchildren do and have worked at various tasks in the company. They bring vitality and a fresh approach, which helps us to stay focused on the people aspects of business.
Something you might not know about the company: When Monmouth started, there were 13 companies that manufactured closed cell sponge rubber buns. When I said I was going to go into manufacturing the above products, many said I was crazy. They said, “All 13 companies are struggling with quality, etc.” My answer was, “You can be crazy and still have a good idea.’ Today there are three of us left in the U.S. We are doing just fine.”
What advice would you offer a young entrepreneur who wants to start a family run business? Follow your dreams. Stick to it. If you feel it in your heart, run with it. Don’t give up. Be prepared to dream in the sky with your feet planted firmly on the ground.
And another thing: As a U.S. manufacturer of closed cell buns, Monmouth offers all the things that the government is trying to do to bring business back. The firm believes its business model works, products proudly made in the U.S.
TECHNICAL REPORT: Bondaflex Saves Over 27 Million Pounds Of The Earth’s Resources
For the past 27 years, the Bondaflex process has eliminated the need for over 27 million pounds of organic industrial production in the form of oil and natural gas, as well as a multitude of chemicals used in the rubber industry. Our landfills have been spared the dumping of 35 million pounds of scrap rubber over the past 27 years.
For each pound of Bondaflex product one pound of carbon dioxide is saved and .1 pounds of oil is saved.
With its Bondaflex process Monmouth has been doing its part to lower greenhouse gases for over 27 years. Industry has continued to increase its participation as responsible environmental stewards of the earth’s environment. Government regulations and industrial requirements will continue to drive new and improved ways of recycling the waste stream on the planet. Monmouth’s commitment to continuous improvement of the environmental impact that industry has on the planet is second to none. Monmouth’s Bondaflex process is eco-efficient.
“0” EMISSIONS FOR OUR PLANET – THE MONMOUTH GUARANTEE
Bondaflex has reduced the need for over one million pounds of new rubber production per year at the Long Branch factory due to the use of Bondaflex for gasketing applications where virgin rubber would have been used.
If you would like more information about the items in technical report please contact me.