Since 1944, all of us at Rio Grande have enjoyed building relationships with our customers, suppliers and associates. One of the things we treasure most is the opportunity to meet customers – wherever that may be!

Olive and Saul Bell, standing outside the store in 1944.

Today, January 26, marks the opening day of our first-ever Rio In Motion event (Jan 26-31). We’re excited because we’ll be seeing many familiar faces and looking forward to meeting others for the first time!

We welcome your visit to Rio, look forward to showing you how we manufacture your products and fill your orders – and how it’s all powered by over 5000 solar panels! If you are joining us for hands-on instruction, you’ll be the beneficiary of the know-how of an impressive group of industry experts and a few of Rio’s very best technical minds, all generously sharing their knowledge and experience.

We owe this event to the hard work of many dedicated associates including the phenomenal Gail Philippi, whose extensive classroom experience combined with her many years of organizing educational events and workshops for Rio Grande will assure that every Rio In Motion need has been considered. From space planning and room layout to traffic flow and refreshments, Gail simply thinks of it all!

After checking in, settle into your classroom and dive into the learning experience!

Tours of Rio will take place Wednesday – Friday and again on Monday.

Demos of the latest innovations for jewelry artists begin at 4:00 pm every day during the event (Jan 26-31).

Thank you for joining us in Albuquerque – and if you are not able to make it this year, we sure hope you’ll consider joining us next time!