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Rochester Metal Products Corp.
www.rochestermetals.com / HQ: Rochester, Ind. / Employees: 285 / Greg Loving, senior vice
president and general manager: "We understand that we have to spend money to stay up to date."

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to a variety of machine shops," Director of Sales and Marketing Rick Bean
says, adding the parts end up with
majors such as Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Toyota, Caterpillar and
John Deere.
RMP has a unique position in its
industry, he adds. "We're not one of
the big boys and we're not one of the
smallest, but we are a leader all the
same, in the way we treat a customer in the delivery, service and quality
standpoint," he explains.

Key Leaders

rmp is dedicated to superior
delivery, service and quality
in its operations.

Quality Castings

rochester metal products keeps state-of-the-art
operations while staying a leader. by alan dorich
Rochester Metal Products (RMP)
Corp.'s employees have a reputation for taking care of the customer,
Maintenance and Engineering Manager Doug Smith says. "There's a positive connotation when [people] hear
you're part of Rochester Metal Products," he asserts.
Based in Rochester, Ind., with roots
more than 125 years old, the company now specializes in pouring gray
and ductile iron castings. Senior Vice
President and General Manager Greg
Loving says those roots go back to its
beginning as a school furniture manu-

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facturing business that started operations before 1890 in Richmond, Ind.
It moved to Muncie, Ind., in 1901
and to Rochester in 1937 where it
operated a small foundry that made
castings for lawnmowers and parts
for other markets. "The strategy was
to be well diversified and to cover as
many different markets as possible,
so if one was off, the other would pick
up the slack," Loving says.
Today, RMP's markets include agriculture, automotive, construction,
energy, heavy truck, industrial, marine, rail and recreational. "We sell

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RMP owes many factors to its success,
including its strong team atmosphere,
particularly in its current management team, Smith says. In 1996, he recalls, the company underwent a major
expansion as it added ductile iron to
its operations.
"That was a key transformation
to the business where we grew into a
market that was expanding," he says,
noting that the company tripled its
capacity. But it also added many people, including Loving, Bean and Smith
himself, as well as Production Manager Craig Sederholm.
"A good job [was] done in hiring at
that time for a group to take on that
challenge," Smith says, noting that
they helped RMP when it was vulnerable. "Many of those individuals are
still with the organization and continue on that teamwork mindset."
Human Resource Manager Mike
Adams, who has 35 years with the
company, also praises the leadership
of President and CEO Robert Kersey.
"He's been one to reinvest into the
company in a number of ways, not
only in keeping his equipment well
maintained, but staying with the
times and investing in getting the
right people to get the job done," Adams says.


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