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Rep Corporation completes relocation to Tennessee

From 1907 Rep founder Mr. Robert Esnault-Pelterie, began his company in France –REP- bearing his initials. Since that small beginning REP has remained a leader. REP pioneered numerous technologies in the emerging aerospace industry back then, the pilot’s joystick for aircraft flight control systems for instance and aerospace engines, and monoplane production. They ultimately chose to develop, patent and implement rubber injection molding as a core competency in the early 1960’s.

rep corporation moves to kodak tn
REP Corporation's new North American Headquarters in Kodak TN; image submitted

Just some of the “Firsts by REP” are shown here as:

-1948- Patented Plastic Injection unit
-1961- Patented V-Head Rubber Injection unit design
-1964- G1 Rubber injection press debuts
-1969- G2 Rubber injection presses released
-1971- REP Corporation founded in USA
-1974- G3 Rubber injection presses released, 1978- G4 Rubber injection presses released
-1980- REP is first to use microprocessor on an injection molding machine for rubber
-1984- G6 Rubber injection presses released
-1986- REP is first to join together multiple presses to report data to a computer. REP NET
-1988- REP is first to provide an adaptive software to control cure time- CURE TRAC
-1990- G7 Rubber injection presses released, 1999- G8 Rubber injection presses released
-2004- G9 Rubber injection presses released, 2013- G10 Rubber injection presses released.

REP continues with ongoing innovation by keeping its feet firmly planted on solid engineering principles designed to enhance its products, the user experience and create value for customers.

REP Corporation has finalized the move to its new North American Headquarters in Kodak TN. This move has been in an effort to serve our customer base from a more strategically located ‘center’ of the industry and as emerging markets gravitate to a more southerly locale- this places REP Corporation into a further leadership role in remaining responsive, agile and accessible. Our ability to deliver parts, service and operate all of our administrative functions and keep an operational Sales Showroom will ensure REP stays in the forefront of our new and existing clients planning. “We are very pleased that Rep Corp has identified Sevier County as a great location from which to do business. We welcome them to our community and look forward to their continued success and future growth” stated Larry Waters, Sevier County Mayor.

“The Sevier County Economic Development Council works hard to recruit not only tourism related businesses but also looks to add manufacturing companies to our community. The addition of Rep Corp to our manufacturing family is very exciting. They are a first class company in everything that they do and will be a great addition to our community” said Rick Harrell, Sevier County Economic Development Council Chairman of the Board.

Published September 10, 2019

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