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RPM Innovations, Inc. Rapid City, SD

About RPM Innovations

RPM Innovations, Inc., 333 Concourse Dr., Rapid City, SD RPM Innovations, Inc. spun off from its parent company, RPM & Associates, Inc., in January, 2013. RPM & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Rob Mudge, Deb Mudge and Rob's parents, Jim and Phyllis Mudge. RPM Innovations, Inc. is a manufacturing firm located in Rapid City and is a South Dakota corporation.

RPM Innovations, Inc. specializes in manufacturing and repair techniques using Laser Deposition Technology. RPM Innovations' customers include Department of Defense, Aerospace Industry, Oil and Gas, and Power and Mining Industry clients.

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Operating Principles:

RPM operates under four basic principles: Safety, Quality, Production, and Profit. There is one driving force behind each one of them: A strong desire to solve our customers’ wear problems and save our customers dollars.

  • Safety.
    Safety is very important at RPM. 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 our facilities offer the safest possible work environment.

  • Quality.
    RPM Innovations, Inc. received the Boeing Performance Excellence Award in January, 2011
    RPM's quality service earned it the Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award in 2011
    “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 our customers experience it in our products every day.

  • Production.
    RPM’s 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.

  • Profit.
    When the first three principles of Safety, Quality, and Production are embraced, profit follows. RPM is able to provide competitive wages and benefits to its employees.

Our History

RPM Innovations, Inc. spun off from its parent company, RPM & Associates, Inc., in January, 2013. RPM & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Rob Mudge, Deb Mudge and Rob's parents, Jim and Phyllis Mudge.  Over the years, the variety of products and services we produce has grown dramatically.  A few of the major milestones in the growth of the company are outlined below.

DateDescription
April, 1982 RPM & Associates, Inc. is founded.
March, 2001 Teamed with South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and began investigating laser technology.
June, 2002 Moved into a new 35,000 square foot facility.
March, 2004 First laser welding system started up.
December, 2009 Built and put into production in-house designed Laser Deposition Technology machine, RPM557, our second laser welding system.
December, 2011 Began 15,000 square-foot expansion.
April, 2012 Celebrated 30 years of being in business.
November, 2012 Completed 15,000 square-foot expansion.
December, 2012 Built and put into production second in-house designed Laser Deposition Technology machine, RPM557, our third laser welding system.
January, 2013 RPM Innovations, Inc. formed as a separate company from its parent company, RPM & Associates, Inc.

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Building real parts from CAD files. RPM’s two laser deposition labs can employ freeform laser manufacturing which can drastically reduce Research and Development time and expense.