In the dynamic world of manufacturing, you’re either growing or you are dying. Well thanks to the support of our loyal customers, we’re growing!
RapidMade, a name synonymous with cutting-edge manufacturing solutions, is excited to announce our latest leap forward: a move to a new 30,000 square foot facility in Tualatin, Oregon. This significant expansion from our current 12,000 sq. ft. location in Tigard is a milestone on our journey towards greater innovation, capacity, and service excellence.
It took 13 years of incredibly hard work to get here but we are cementing our dreams for the next decade in a new building and we are excited to take the next step with you.
A Leap Forward in Space and Potential: Our new home in Tualatin is more than just a larger building; it’s the foundation upon which we will build our future. With almost triple the space of our Tigard facility, including less office space and more production floor, this new location is a testament to the growth we’ve experienced and the even greater growth we anticipate. Designed to support our ambitions for the next decade, this facility will enable us to scale our operations, enhance our production capabilities, improve the efficiency of our Work-In-Progress (WIP,) purchase more cutting edge equipment, expand our quality control and metrology departments, stock more material and continue to exceed customer expectations in the ever-evolving world of manufacturing.
Expanding Our Technological Horizons: Why do we need more space? It’s an upgrade in our technological capabilities. The additional space allows us to significantly enhance our offerings in plastic and metal 3D printing, machining, and vacuum forming. By increasing our capacity and embracing newer, more advanced technologies, we’re not just preparing for the future – we’re actively shaping it. This expansion means quicker turnaround times, more diverse manufacturing options, and the ability to take on even more complex and innovative projects. We have identified several machines we intend to purchase over the next years to give us lower prices or more capacity. We have some exciting plans for our low cost metal printing services and added large format vacuum forming capacity.
Commitment to Innovation and Quality: At RapidMade, innovation is in our DNA. The new Tualatin facility is a physical embodiment of this ethos. With state-of-the-art equipment and optimized production layouts, we are set to further improve our product quality and operational efficiency. This move represents our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest standards of service and to continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in manufacturing. As an ITAR facility the production floor will be off limits without strict guest sign in but we also plan to have a show room for more informal customer visits and in person reviews of our sample portfolio. We also will have additional meeting and conference spaces for potential customers. Additional office space gives us the ability to expand our sales, quality and engineering teams as we grow.
Impact on Customers and the Local Community: Our expansion is not just a win for us; it’s a triumph for our customers and the local community. For our customers, it means enhanced capabilities, better service, and a partner that’s growing stronger and more adept. For the community of Tualatin and surrounding areas, our expansion signifies new opportunities: jobs, economic growth, and a partnership with a company that’s deeply committed to technological advancement and community development. RapidMade prides itself of employing hard working individuals with high paying manufacturing jobs. Our focus is on helping our team establish fulfilling careers with opportunities for growth, skill acquisition and yearly compensation increases. Moving to a bigger space gives us the opportunity to expand our team beyond the current 26 employees.
Conclusion: As we turn this exciting new page in our company’s story, we invite you to be a part of this journey. Whether you’re a long-time partner or new to the RapidMade family, this expansion represents our shared aspirations for growth, excellence, and innovation. Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us to explore how our enhanced capabilities can bring your projects to life.