ELBEX was founded in 1974 by Edward L. Bittle, who spent decades in the rubber industry at B.F. Goodrich in Akron, Ohio the rubber capital of the world. The vision for ELBEX was different than a company like B.F. Goodrich though. ELBEX was created as a custom rubber seal manufacturer. As the company grew over time, it expanded to include rubber and silicone extrusions. Eventually, the company added custom rubber profile extrusions and custom rubber extrusion manufacturing.