D & R Industries, Inc. began in 1963 as a result of Dennis Ruber's and Richard Utanoff's vision (hence the name D & R). With nothing more than a telephone, working out of Richard's mother's bedroom in a small apartment in Chicago, Dennis and Richard began an amusement industry parts distribution business.
Through the years, D & R Industries, Inc. went through many changes and expanded into a variety of recreation-oriented businesses, but really found its niche within the billiard industry. After distributing billiard fabrics (along with other billiard supplies) for more than 25 years, it was clear to Dennis Ruber that there was a need for affordable high quality billiard fabrics.
The decision was made to switch from a billiard parts distribution business to become a manufacturer of high quality billiard fabrics. A team consisting of engineers, textile experts and old time billiard people worked together to develop what is now known as the "Championship Line" of billiard fabrics. Manufacturing billiard fabrics since 1990, Championship now sells more billiard fabric than all of its major competitors combined.
The tremendous success of Championship billiard fabrics confirmed the belief that our industry not only wants, but also needs high quality products at affordable prices. With that basic premise in mind, our experts got together to develop a line of high quality, affordable billiard cushions.
Engineers and experts at Championship have been working hard over the last five years to develop the finest billiard cushion rubber in the industry. All their hard work has paid off! Championship, as of 2002, is now a supplier of the most accurate billiard cushion rubber ever made for the billiard industry. Our testing has clearly shown that the accuracy of this product is unmatched. Though in its infancy, Championship's cushion rubber can already be found on the tables of many of today's major billiard table manufacturers.
The people at Championship have been proud to be a part of the billiard industry for nearly 40 years. Today, we provide the finest billiard fabrics, cushion rubber and component parts the industry has ever known.