ABOUT US

RPS Composites manufactures and services high-performance corrosion resistant tanks, vessels, and piping systems for industrial customers who need to transport, store or process corrosive fluids. Our customers choose to work with us again and again because they know we will provide them with the safest, highest value-per-dollar products and services in the market – almost always in aggressive and difficult to manage environments where failure is not an option.

BETTER PRODUCTS, BETTER SERVICE

Our standard FRP and dual laminate pipe systems, vessels, and custom equipment offer significant performance and life cycle cost benefits compared to carbon steel, stainless steel, rubber lined carbon steel, high nickel alloys, and lined steel materials. In addition to our manufacturing capabilities, we have numerous Field Service teams deployed throughout the US with a depth of experience and craft, and a focus on safety. We’re proud to say we work behind the fenceline of many Fortune 100 industrial manufacturers and processors.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Developing smarter ways of doing business has been essential to our success. We believe and invest in technology, from digitizing our manufacturing plants to deploying advanced inspection tools in the field. Our workforce is empowered with modern Enterprise Resource Planning systems to ensure supply chain continuity, up and downstream. We use the most current engineering and design applications and strengthen employee skills with regular training.

SUPERIOR RESULTS

Working with premier vendors like INEOS, Arkema, Chemours, and Owens Corning helps RPS produce superior products, and that means greater reliability for you. We also use advanced manufacturing processes and systems to ensure our operations run at optimal efficiency. This allows us to pass the savings we achieve in the process on to you, our customers.

ENGINEERING TEAM

To ensure our customers realize the full benefits of our products and services, our team of professional engineers can advise on material selection, specifications, component design, pipe stress analysis (PSA), and finite element analysis (FEA).

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MANAGING RISK

A good management system with good processes drives results. RPS has put in place and continues to build the processes that keep our workers safe, our products reliable, and our company sustainable. We know that eliminating risk where possible, and managing it when it cannot be eliminated, will enable  the best possible outcomes. RPS is a best-in-class example of a consultative, process-driven company with the highest standards for safety, operational quality, and efficiency – all of which help us provide value-added solutions to our customers.

ENGINEERING TEAM

Hundreds of installations in more than 45 countries around the world are the best demonstration of our experience in providing composite solutions for corrosive fluid handling, storage, and infrastructure challenges.

Through a series of acquisitions and organic growth, we operate FRP and dual laminate manufacturing, inspection, distribution, and service centers near Mobile, Alabama; Birmingham, Alabama; Lafayette, Louisiana; Baton Rouge Louisiana; Houston Texas; Washington DC; Columbus Ohio; Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City Utah; Toronto Ontario; and Halifax Nova Scotia; with total manufacturing area of approximately  300,000 ft2, and close to 100 field service technicians.

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OUR EVOLUTION

2020

RPS opens a new field operation in Gonzales, Louisiana

RPS acquires the assets of Fabricated Plastics Ltd in Maple, Ontario and renames it RPS Composites Ontario Inc

2016

RPS purchases the assets of ZCL Dualam, including field offices in Clute, Texas; Scott, Louisiana; and Trussville, Alabama

2010

Reinforced Plastic Systems is renamed RPS Composites Inc.

2008

RPS purchases NonMetallic Resources Inc. and SealTech Inc. in Mobile, Alabama.

RPS acquires Chautauqua Fiberglass & Plastics, Inc.

2006

RPS Utah begins operating

RPS acquires Shenandoah Fiberglass and renames it RPS Shenandoah, Inc., in Front Royal, Virginia

1989

ABCO is purchased by local investors and renamed Reinforced Plastic Systems Inc. (RPS)

1964

Atlantic Bridge Company (ABCO) begins making FRP piping and other FRP products in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia