I knew very little about Rio Grande when I was hired a little over ten years ago. I learned quite a bit as I went through the interview process, but I wasn’t prepared for the reality of actually working at Rio. It has completely altered my ideas of what it means to lead and how[...]
Today is the last day of our first Rio In Motion event. I had the chance to mingle with attendees during their lunch break, and they were in great spirits and happy to chat about their experience at Rio In Motion. I spoke first with Lisa Mitchell, who does repoussé work in Los A[...]
Every day at Rio In Motion we’ve been abuzz with classes, demos and tours, but there’s also a huge amount of networking, sharing and befriending going on. Folks from across the country and around the globe have joined us this week; from California to Maine and from South Ame[...]
Take a look at the wide variety of products, processes, and techniques that are featured in our Rio In Motion Demo Room!
Rio In Motion has us all abuzz! We have been excited to have our visitors here at the Rio facility. In addition to hosting classes led by world-class instructors, we've enjoyed just showing off our place. If you, gentle reader, ever come to Albuquerque, be sure to drop by and see[...]
It was a day of celebration at Rio In Motion, in more ways than one! Students finished a series of two-day jewelry-making classes begun on Wednesday and got a chance to successfully apply new techniques to several pieces of jewelry. And on the lighter side, one Rio In Motion atte[...]
Rio In Motion began early this morning, with shuttle drivers picking up instructors and students from local area hotels. Shuttles arrived at Rio Grande in time for students to enjoy a spread of tools and toys to play with in our Will Call area. Benches with Swanstrom tools, Fretz[...]
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 man[...]
Preparing for any special event entails a great deal of hustle and bustle. Preparing for Rio in Motion, which begins January 26 here at our Albuquerque facility, has been quite a fun production so far. Imagine moving your office, your studio, and your home all at once. It’s be[...]
Recently Rio Grande was honored with two awards that recognize our ongoing efforts to constantly enhance the work/life balance at Rio! Each year, the New Mexico Business Weekly honors 30 New Mexico companies for their cultivation of happy, healthy, and professionally satisfied wo[...]
Sessin Durgham joined Rio’s Technical Support team in 2006. Prior to that, he worked five years as a retail bench jeweler making custom designs and altogether has spent 27 years attending juried outdoor art shows, teaching forging workshops and selling his wares (or taking home[...]
Yesterday's sunrise here in Albuquerque blew our socks off! So much, in fact, that several Rio Grande associates were moved to take pictures of the magnificent show and share them with all of us at the company.