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RP Abrasives Uses Business Growth Collaborative Program to Accelerate Success

Company Background RP Abrasives, located in Rochester, New Hampshire began in 1996 as a business serving manufacturers needing metal deburring and surface finishing. In 2002 Joe Shean, now President of RP Abrasives, and his wife were looking for a way to move back to New England. He came across RP Abrasives and decided to purchase… Read more »

RP Abrasives Celebrates 20 Years in Business!

America’s Preferred Surface¬†Finishing Experts Since 1996 RP Abrasives (RPA) has come a long way in the past 20 years. What started with manually deburring parts for a single customer; has grown to a diverse and ever-growing customer base all the way from Maine, to Texas, to Colorado. With our growing customer base also came the… Read more »

Custom Bead Blasted Finish for New Voltower Power Strip

In June of 2015 a gentleman by the name of Dean Rosenblum reached out to RP Abrasives about putting an “Apple iPhone finish” on a product he was working on bringing to market. Now I must tell you this is not the first time a new product development person or group has contacted us, but… Read more »

Timesavers Machinery & Extended Line Graining Capabilities

ROCHESTER, N.H., November 2015 – RP Abrasives (RPA) is excited to announce the introduction of their new Timesavers machine and line graining services for finishing a wide range of metal surfaces. A line grain finish, also known as stroking, is a sanded or etched in a linear pattern, used to remove or minimize scratches, defects,… Read more »

RP Abrasives Supports Reshoring Initiatives

As shipping costs and global communications have become more and more affordable in the last decade, the manufacturing industry has seen a big shift to offshoring paired with the subsequent decline in overall domestic production. In an already competitive and difficult industry, manufacturing companies that have made an effort to bring production back to the… Read more »

RP Abrasives Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

We seek a partnership with each of our customers that meets or exceeds their expectations for quality and responsiveness. January 14, 2015 – After extensive preparation RP Abrasives is pleased to announce its ISO 9001:2008 certification following the adoption of an effective Quality Management System (QMS), which is accredited by both ANAB (US) and UKAS… Read more »