Romeo RIM Continues to Grow, Focus on Lean Manufacturing

Feb. 1, 2017
Romeo RIM is continuing to grow with investments in people, processes and technology.

Romeo RIM is continuing to grow with investments in people, processes and technology.

The effort is part of the 35-year-old company’s ongoing focus on implementing lean manufacturing principals in every facet of daily operations.

“As interest in our products and services increases we are looking to improve operational efficiency, giving our valued customers lower costs and even higher quality products while creating an environment that makes Romeo RIM a premier destination for top talent,” Randy Johnson, company president and CEO said.

The company grew to 150 employees in 2016 with key hires in the areas of application and tooling engineering, customer support, business development, program management and technical sales. In addition to manpower, Romeo RIM is investing in its physical plant by upgrading offices along with quality and engineering areas, unveiling a new customer experience center, and building a new dedicated engineering lab with prototype capabilities. Romeo RIM is now operating in a state-of-the-art, 173,000-square ft. innovation campus on 67.5 acres.

Introducing servant leadership principals throughout the company, redesigning its employee training program, and launching new initiatives such as employee gap analysis are being complimented by enhanced focus on quality assurance, tooling maintenance, and safety on the production side.

Romeo RIM’s evolution into a lean manufacturing operation is enabling it to provide consistency for customers looking high quality, complex engineering design and custom material formulation. Constant focus on improvement enables the company to enhance its offerings of superior product delivery and customer support across diverse industries including transportation, heavy truck, agriculture and construction, spa and rail car. 

In addition to reaction injection molding (RIM), Romeo RIM is a leader in sought-after long fiber injection (LFI) technology, using a mix of polyurethane and chopped fiberglass in molds to create products with the unique combination of superior strength and light weight. Romeo RIM was the first company to bring LFI to North America, providing customers with advantages including lower tooling and production costs, dimensional stability, and optimized weight and strength.