G. Phil Poirier from Bonny Doon Engineering came to Rio recently to teach us the basics of using his hydraulic presses. Join us for Rio in Motion in January and learn firsthand what makes these presses so cool!
Our goal each and every year is to pack our catalog with everything you need to create great things. To make shopping easy. To provide all the information about our products so you can be sure you’ll get what you need. To share helpful tips and tricks. To inspire you. Tell us w[...]
This time of year is all about getting kids outfitted, supplied and registered for the new school year. There’s a lot of excitement, enthusiasm and maybe just a little bit of the jitters when faced with new ideas, new connections and new challenges, but that’s what makes it a[...]
The Principles are Rio Grande’s common value system; the basis for our everyday behavior and decision-making. By using the Principles as our footing, we make the right decision far more consistently. . .
Some of you may not know that Rio Grande is only the distribution side of our company. There’s a whole other side of the building that houses other divisions that go by the names Neutec/USA and Sonic Mill. Whenever you see the Neutec/USA stamp, like the one on this machine, thi[...]
At the beginning of May I turned in my box cutter for a T-shaped Allen wrench. I said goodbye to the forklift and hello to the coiler, the hammered ear wire machine, and the eye-pin slider. Let me be plain: I transferred from the Receiving Team to the Machine Operator Team. . .[...]
Each individual at Rio must make his or her own choice to be empowered. What we can do is provide an environment that nurtures and supports empowered associates. And so, a number of ideas and sources coalesced into a list of four items critical to achieving empowerment. . .[...]
Associates here at Rio Grande are a diverse and talented bunch. My fellow associates have passions that include jewelry making, photography, leather tooling, painting, fabric-crafting and many more. Shannon Demoulin, a graduate gemologist who works on Rio’s Gemstones Team is al[...]