Rubber is the newest trend in playground equipment, Blog PostTechnology in playground equipment is shifting. For decades, playground structures were designed and manufactured using steel, plastic or even wood. Since the days of sky-high metal slides, two-story jungle gyms and jolting seesaws, equipment manufacturers have modernized their design strategies to be safer and more inclusive. Exploration in using new materials, like rubber, is driving industry innovation and product differentiation, and it’s proving successful. Read on to learn more about how our favorite material – rubber – is changing outdoor playtime and the industry.

Posted 6/19/23 (Mon) read more »

Product Spotlight on Repair Kits for Draper Header Belts and Baler Belts, Blog PostLearn more about the repair kits we provide to OEMs and distributors for draper header belts and baler belts for a do-it-yourself fix in the field with this product Q&A.

Posted 6/13/23 (Tue) read more »

Flexible and strong Wahpeton manufacturing plant continues to deliver, Article in Prairie Business MagazineWahpeton Plant Manager, Rod Koch, was interviewed by Prairie Business Magazine for an article about the production facility as a Continental company, and its continued focus on its strong company culture.

Posted 6/06/23 (Tue) read more »

How the Patented Web-Cleat™ Seed Tender Conveyor Belt Protects the Planting Season, Blog PostLearn how the Web-Cleat™ Seed Tender Conveyor Belt protects the planting season with this product Q&A from Continental engineer, Ryan Dotzenrod, who also operates a family farm.

Posted 5/19/23 (Fri) read more »

Conveyor Manufacturers Innovate to Tackle Component Supply Issues, Article in Aggregates BusinessMike Schroeder, Technical Consultant, shared with Aggregates Business magazine reporter, Liam McLoughlin, the factors to consider when selecting a cleated conveyor belt for the aggregates industry and how the cleat design can impact the machine's output and uptime. This technology is on display at Conexpo-Con/Agg in March 2023.

Posted 3/14/23 (Tue) read more »

How Rubber is Changing Playground Equipment Technology, Bylined Article in Playground ProfessionalsDid you know that WCCO Belting provides rubber for playground equipment? Sean Martin, Account Management Lead, wrote an article about this trend. Read on to learn about how rubber components are quickly becoming the future of playground equipment.

Posted 2/28/23 (Tue) read more »

Engage Component Suppliers Early to Gain Efficiencies, Bylined Article in Industry TodayGiving your supplier of critical components - like your conveyor belt manufacturer - a seat at the table when creating new technologies can improve performance efficiency and reduce cost. In this article, WCCO's Mike Schroeder shares the benefits of collaborating early on for optimum performance.

Posted 1/06/23 (Fri) read more »

What a year, 2022! Blog PostAs we reflect on the past year, we see multiple themes come to the forefront for our business: growth, change, accomplishment, acknowledgment, strength, and leadership. These commonalities in the highlights of our year can be seen in everything from the acquisition of WCCO Belting and starting a new era in Continental’s Conveying Solutions business area, to the seven awards we earned from local and national sources, to demonstrating increased thought leadership through various articles and media interviews in the industries in which we do business. Read on to learn about all the ways 2022 was a pivotal year for WCCO Belting.

Posted 12/28/22 (Wed) read more »

WCCO Belting Earns Export-Import Bank of the United States ‘Exporter of the Year’ Award, Press ReleaseWCCO Belting earned the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) ‘Exporter of the Year’ Award at the organization’s 2022 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on December 13, 2022. The company was one of eight companies across the country to earn the award. Read the press release to learn more.

Posted 12/20/22 (Tue) read more »

Product Spotlight on WCCO's Edge Defender, Blog PostLearn more about our next generation of RAPTOR® Draper Headers with a new surface feature – the Edge Defender™ – with this product Q&A.

Posted 11/07/22 (Mon) read more »

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