As a leading domestic manufacturer of industrial casters as well as being the originator and market leader in kingpinless casters, RWM Casters primary mission is to continue developing and manufacturing high value casters, wheels and material handling products that fully satisfy our worldwide customer's needs. Our total commitment to this mission is evident from our reputation for combining superior engineering experience and talent with modern manufacturing techniques, an emphasis on high quality products and comprehensive customer service.
In 1988, three of the nation's leading caster and wheel companies, Rapistan, WilMat and Midwest, merged to become RWM Casters Co. We trace our roots back to 1935 and have been a proud member of Staunton Capital since 1992. Located in Gastonia, North Carolina, approximately 20 miles west of Charlotte, we pride ourselves on being one of the largest domestic manufacturers of heavy duty industrial caster and wheel products. You'll notice that all our Kingpinless™ casters are branded as made with care in the U.S.A right here at our Gastonia NC production facility.
From the efficient performance of the light and medium duty casters to the brute strength of the big single and dual wheel kingpinless casters, the emphasis at RWM is on a perfect match to meet the task at hand. Patented kingpinless swivel sections shoulder the stresses of heavy loads... a wide range of top plate options to retrofit almost any caster mounting plate configuration.. Strong, flexible, super tight neoprene swivel seals to keep moisture and debris away from the swivel sections assuring longevity and performance.. Patented offset raceway construction to transfer forces to areas of maximum strength of the swivel section overcoming the inherent weakness of clone kingpinless designs.. a tremendous range of wheel composition and construction to provide maximum performance and rollability while shrugging off every environmental threat from rough floors and damaging debris to caustic chemicals and temperature extremes.. A variety of zinc plating to resist corrosion.. Stainless steel casters for longer life in caustic environments.. high performance wheel brakes and swivel locks leading the way in innovation for precise tooling applications and caster needs.... the list just keeps going!
At RWM the engineering is complex, but the goal is simple: to build unsurpassed performance, unmatched durability, unequaled longevity and unerring applicability... into every caster, wheel and material handling product we ship!
Peter has been involved in the caster industry for over 19 years. He has acquired significant experience while building and managing caster manufacturing facilities both overseas and domestically. Peter has a Bachelors degree in business administration and has also built upon his 15 years experience in the fluid power industry with dealings with the entire industrial market and the aerospace industry specifically. When he's not dedicating himself to improving the RWM Company portfolio Peter enjoys spending time with his family, doing home projects, gardening and mountain biking.
With over 24 years of accounting experience, 20 years of which has been spent in the manufacturing industry Kathy has spent years perfecting RWM behind the scenes. She graduated from NC State University with a BS in textile technology and followed that up with a BS in accounting from UNCC. Kathy strives to make dealing with RWM as easy as possible and helps to maintain the flow of information. With past experience at several big name establishments Kathy brings leadership to the RWM team. Kathy is self motivated, detail oriented and directly focused on improving RWM Casters Co. In her free time Kathy enjoys snow skiing, hiking, biking, traveling and reading.
Kevin graduated from Appalachian State University with a BSBA degree and has been with RWM Casters since 1996. No one knows the ins and outs of the caster manufacturing business like Kevin. He has worked hard to attain the knowledge and experience that is needed to manage the daily operations of RWM's manufacturing and assembly facilities. Kevin enjoys spending time with his son playing baseball, Xbox, and riding ATV's. Kevin also enjoys mountain biking, especially when it involves out riding his fellow co-workers!
A graduate of Appalachian State University, Mike started his career with RWM in 2008. Mike spends much of his time on product sales and promotions via the internet. With knowledge of product design, 3-D modeling, rendering and graphic design, he has brought many new innovations and concepts to the RWM Casters portfolio and now strives to promote and aid in specification of RWM product wherever possible. Mike's past experience in Engineering allows him to better convey product features, benefits, strengths and weaknesses to customers. Mike lives on the Catawba River in Mount Holly N.C. directly across from the U.S. National whitewater center where you can often find him mountain biking after work. Mike also enjoys watersports, high performance vehicles and snowboarding!
Chad brings over 18 years of manufacturing, engineering, design, and lean concepts experience to RWM. He recently completed a BSIT - Manufacturing Systems at East Carolina University to compliment his vast experience. Chad lives in Iron Station with his wife and two daughters. When at home Chad enjoys coaching girls fast pitch softball for his daughters which he has done for the past 11 years. He also enjoys golf, racing and football.