Since 1972, Rubber & Accessories, Inc. (R&A) has been the leading distributor of Hose, Conveyor Belt and Sheet Rubber throughout the Southeastern United States. Our two prime locations, excellent customer service, unmatched inventory and outstanding reliability have propelled us to be THE Hose & Belting Resource. Our founders & owners, Harry Robb, Jr. & Buzz Hooper, opened R&A with a 4,500 square foot space in 1972. Both men knew the value of hard work, dedication and customer service, and were determined that their company first and foremost would be known for giving customer’s their money’s worth. When R&A first opened, Mr. Robb & Mr. Hooper ran the company inside and out, from assembling conveyor belts and houses to conducting inside and outside sales. R&A rapidly expanded to over 70,000 square feet within a decade. Customers quickly gravitated to the company’s core values of ETHICS, SERVICE & RELIABILITY. Customers know when they call on Rubber & Accessories, we will take great care of them. We will work with you in making sure your conveyor belts go on without a hitch, your hoses complete the task and most importantly, that your business stays fully and completely operational. With our exceptional fabrication shops, we’re able to customize each order to exact customer requirements. If needed, we can even ship the very same day in most instances. Our customers deserve the best and we pride ourselves on providing them with just that. We will take the time to get to know you, your business and your equipment needs, giving every situation our full attention to best serve you and exceed your expectations.
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Our history runs deep in our industries throughout the Southeast and most of all, with valued vendors and employees. On a national level, our impact and dedication to this industry are second to none. R&A stands as the only company that both owners served as NIBA - The Belting Association & NAHAD Presidents in the same year.
In 1985, Harry Robb Jr. was the the President of NIBA - The Belting Association. In 1985, Buzz Hooper was not only a founding member of NAHAD, but also served as the association’s first president. Both Mr. Robb & Mr. Hooper helped to set the standard of knowledge, professionalism and integrity within the belting and host industries.
In 1997, Jackie Robb Britt joined the company, following in Father’s footsteps. In 2008, Jackie Robb Britt became NIBA - The Belting Association’s first female President, as well as the association’s first second-generation President. In 2017, Mr. Robb obtained the distinction of an Honorary Member of NIBA - The Belting Association. A lifetime achievement award to recognize his extraordinary contribution & dedication to the industry & Association.
Jackie Robb Britt
Rubber & Accessories has been committed to our core values & beliefs for the past five decades and we'll continue our commitment to our customers and employees for many decades to come.