Clarence, NY – May 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Seal & Design Inc. Established in 1989 by Dean T. Penman, Seal & Design has established itself as an industry leader in the sealing and gasketing industry. Today Seal & Design is a leading manufacturer and distributor of die cut gaskets, seals, O-rings, and molded rubber products. Seal & Design has been on Biz Journals WNY’s Top Private Companies list and Fastest Growing Companies list for 15 years in a row. Today Seal & Design is headed by Dean’s son, Dean Scott Penman, who became company president in 2007.
From its humble beginnings Seal & Design has grown into a world-class company suppling seals and sealing products to a diverse set of customers. Sales in 2018 exceeded $62 million. Seal & Design supplies customers in such fields as aerospace, OEM Equipment, pharmaceutical, automotive, and HVAC. Our products can be found in everything from automobiles to vacuum cleaners to medical pumps.
In addition to the Clarence headquarters, Seal & Design has two divisions; Able Division in Toronto, and Higbee Division in Syracuse. The Toronto Division was acquired in 2006 and Higbee Division was acquired in 2015. Together, Seal & Design has become a leader in the North American supply of seals, gaskets and O-rings.
Company President Dean S. Penman says: “Company growth is not just achieved with increasing sales, but also by making our own manufacturing processes incrementally more efficient and leveraging new technologies in all parts of the business. From streamlining our raw material acquisition to creating new ways for customers to order product, we’re always looking at new ways we an improve our business.”
Seal & Design is also a great place to work and many team members have celebrated over 20 years with the company. Our sales and manufacturing teams are well trained and excel in our industry. From engineered product to world-class quality and best-in-class on-time shipments, Seal & Design has become a recognized brand throughout North America and our community.