About Superior Abrasives

Our mission is to provide world-class quality coated and nonwoven abrasive products through a superior customer buying experience.

For over 50 years, we have been manufacturing coated and nonwoven abrasive products used in metal fabrication, industrial manufacturing, and specialty equipment production. Our standard product offering tackles the day to day challenges of grinding, finishing, and polishing. For demanding applications such as those found in the Aerospace, Medical, and Power Generation fields, our team of experienced engineers will design an abrasive solution tailored to fit any job.

Our Ambition

Our ambition is to separate ourselves from the common manufacturer. To institute integrity and honor during our relentless pursuit of new and profitable markets. To develop new and innovative products and processes based on our customers’ needs. It is our intent to create an enjoyable working environment based solely on our uncompromising commitment to our boss, the customer.

— Lynne Henson, President

  • 1962

     

    Superior Rotary Tools

    Herbert Cook establishes Superior Rotary Tools at 613 Shiloh Drive in Dayton, Ohio.

  • 1962

    First Catalog

    Superior’s first catalog is released September 1st.

  • 1979

    Time to Move

    Superior moves to their new location at 4800 Wadsworth Road in Dayton, Ohio.

  • 1988

    New Equipment

    A new slot die coater with 30″ width coating capacity is placed into service.

  • 1989

    Expansion

    The facility is expanded to allow for more equipment and storage.

  • 1990

    New Equipment

    Superior Abrasives begins coated belt production

  • 1992

    Office Construction

    New offices are contructed

  • 1994

    New Equipment

    Production of mounted and unmounted flap wheels begin

  • 1997

    Expansion

    An 8,000 sq ft addition with warehousing is constructed

  • 1997-1999

    New Equipment

    Generation #1 Quick Change Machines – Gluing Type S & R buttons

  • 1999

    Production Expansion

    Manufacturing of nonwoven products begins

  • 2000

    Production Expansion

    Begin production of surface conditioning belts

  • 2002

    New Equipment

    The addition of Atom #1 allows us to die cut discs out of 60″ roll width

    Spray head coater allows coating up to 60″, including nonwovens

  • 2003

    New Equipment

    The addition of Atom #2 doubles our production of cut discs

  • 2003

    Production Expansion

    Students at University of Dayton design our first automated bore polisher machine

  • 2004

    New Equipment

    Generation #2 Quick Change Machine allows spin welding Type R buttons with autofeed capabilities

  • 2005

    Production Expansion

    Cartridge Roll production begins with 3 rolling machines

  • 2005

    New Equipment

    Generation #3 Quick Change Machines introduce more automation

  • 2006

    New Equipment

    Generation #4 Quick Change Machines provide 99% accurate button placement, part by part inspection in process and packaging automation

  • 2006

    Production Expansion

    Replaced metal Type S button with military grade nylon

  • 2008

    Expansion

    Additional employee parking lot added to facility

  • 2010

    New Equipment

    Generation #5 Type R Quick Change Machine

  • 2011

    New Equipment

    Packaging automation added to all quick change machines

  • 2012

    Growth & Partnership

    Superior Abrasives is acquired by the RÜGGEBERG GROUP.

  • 2015

    Expansion

    Construction begins on a new 100,000 sq ft manufacturing facility

  • 2016

     

    Time to Move

    Relocation from 4800 Wadsworth Rd, in Dayton to 1620 Fieldstone Way, Vandalia is completed

Superior Abrasives, LLC. will continue to operate as an essential business during Ohio’s recently announced stay-at-home order. During this time, we will continue supplying you and your customers the necessary goods and services.

We continue to prioritize our team’s health and safety, and are taking all precautions to keep our employees distanced and safe. We wish our best to all of you during this time!