RPM Companies is a collection of three related “sister” companies located in Rapid City, SD.
- RPM & Associates, Inc.
- RPM Solutions, Inc.
- RPM Innovations, Inc.
RPM & Associates, Inc.
RPM & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Rob Mudge, Deb Mudge and Rob's parents, Jim and Phyllis Mudge. RPM & Associates, Inc. is a manufacturing firm located in Rapid City and is a South Dakota corporation. Its core customers are coal fired power plants, mining operations, cement plants, chemical processing plants, Department of Defense and aerospace. RPM & Associates is focused on solving wear problems for its customer base using innovative ideas, automatic welding systems, creative machining and proper material selection.
Visit us on-line at: www.RPMandAssociates.com.
RPM Solutions, Inc.
In 1996, RPM Solutions, Inc. spun off from its parent company, RPM & Associates. RPM Solutions, Inc. provides design and application development, manufacturing, and repair services for industrial applications primarily focusing on improving the effectiveness of plant emission control systems. Below is a list of additional products and services that RPM Solutions offers to its customers.
- Flue Gas Desulfurization System Components
- Spray Dryer System Components
- Gear Boxes – New and Rebuilt
- Atomizer Shafts and Spindles – New and Rebuilt
- Advanced Ceramic Wear Components
- Web-based Inventory Management, Monitoring Tools, and Online Procedures
- Reverse Taper Nozzle Technology
Visit us on-line at: www.RPMSolutions.com.
RPM Innovations, Inc.
In 2013, RPM Innovations, Inc. spun off from its parent company, RPM & Associates. RPM Innovations, Inc. provides design and application development, manufacturing, and repair services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and Power and Mining industries. A large sector of RPM Innovations business focuses on additive manufacturing techniques utilizing laser welding via blown super-alloy metal powders. Below is a list of additional products and services that RPM Innovations offers to its customers.
- Laser Deposition Technology (LDT)
- Laser Cladding Technology (LCT)
- Laser Repair Technology (LRT)
- Laser Freeform Manufacturing Technology (LFMT)
- Application Development
- Engineering Designs
- Manufacturing and Repair Solutions
Visit us on-line at: www.RPM-Innovations.com.
RPM Companies operate under four basic principles: Safety, Quality, Production, and Profit. There is one driving force behind each one of them: A strong desire to solve their customers’ problems and save their customers dollars.
Safety is very important at RPM Companies. Rob Mudge, our President and founder states, "Safety is our number one priority. There is no job we have ever done nor will we ever do that is worth someone getting hurt over. Quite frankly, as far as we are concerned, that job does not exist." Extraordinary measures have been taken to ensure that their facilities offer the safest possible work environment.
“The best is barely good enough” is a motto of Jim Mudge, co-founder and father of Rob Mudge. In 1982, this motto was adopted by the newly formed company, RPM & Associates. Since then, its meaning has been embraced by all employees and their customers experience it in our products every day.
RPM Companies’ management and engineering teams are constantly reviewing and improving production processes to make sure employees have the best possible tools, equipment, education, and work environment to operate efficiently and competitively.
When the first three principles of Safety, Quality, and Production are embraced, profit follows. RPM Companies are able to provide competitive wages and benefits to their employees.