Rubber is crazy. At times, it seems like a living organism with a mind of its own. You never know when it might change and you suddenly have to adjust a process that’s been working just fine for years. I’ve been here almost 30 years, and I still see things I’ve never seen before. What we do here ratchets up the complexity because we’re not just putting rubber in a mold and waiting for it cure. We put rubber in a mold, open the mold before it’s done curing, add fabric, then close it back up. You have to be prepared to apply the science, while sometimes treating it like an art. Experience is the greatest teacher.