Where We Started
1993 – FOUNDING OF R&S DIRECT
In August of 1993, R&S Direct opened its doors for business in Cumming,
GA. The company’s founders realized that adhesive users needed
a hands-on, consultative approach to service that their current
suppliers were not providing.
1994 – R&S DIRECT ADDS KEY TEAM MEMBER
A year after opening, Steve Saville joins the RS team.
Steve served as V.P. of the company until November
2014, which is when he was promoted to President.
1996 – R&S DIRECT ADDS COVERAGE IN MIDWEST
Jim Rudolph joins the team to extend sales coverage to the midwest.
Jim later becomes President of the GlueArts® retail division.
1998 – R&S DIRECT MOVES TO BUFORD, GA
Although we’re grateful for our roots in Cumming, GA, we’ve outgrown
our building and need a larger space to accommodate our growing
business! A new foundation is set, the walls go up, and the RS
team moves into a brand new building in Buford, GA.
2002 – R&S DIRECT LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCT LINE
The Adhesive Squares™ product line is born! Adhesive Squares™
are the first preformed pressure sensitive adhesives squares
formulated on a release liner to bond instantly to almost any
2003 – R&S DIRECT CHANGES NAME
R&S Direct becomes RS Industrial. This new name reflects
the type of customers and markets served by our company.
2005 – RS INDUSTRIAL LAUNCHES GLUEARTS®
GlueArts® opens its doors to provide a wide selection of creative adhesive
solutions for the crafting and scrapbooking industries. GlueArts® is most well
known for its GlueGlider Pro+™ adhesive glider and cartridge system designed
for crafters, scrapbookers and mixed media enthusiasts everywhere.
2015 – RS INDUSTRIAL BECOMES ISO CERTIFIED
It’s official! RS Industrial meets the requirements to become ISO
9001:2008 certified. As always, RS attests to our customers,
suppliers, and co-workers our personal commitment to
quality at the highest standard.
Who We Are
If there's one thing you should know about us, it's that we are connected by our passion to help others succeed. We take pride in our collaborative culture, which enables us to come together to provide the best solution for our customers. Not only are committed to the growth of our company, but we’re committed to the growth of our team members, too. We embrace diversity and realize the valuable skills that just one person can bring to the table, contributing to a company’s overall success. Each and every person makes an impact here at RS Industrial.
Benefits We Offer
We take great pride in being an American manufacturer and distributor. Through our products and services, we support and develop strong relationships with other U.S. manufacturers. Whether we are working with a small packaging company down the street or a large food manufacturer across the nation, we know that working together with American companies helps keep our economy alive and thriving.
Inside Technical Sales
Helping to coordinate the collaboration between the sales, marketing, and operations teams, this role is integral to expanding current business and creating innovative new market growth and product line expansion.
Technical Service Chemist
The TS Chemist helps coordinate and lead the interaction between the sales, marketing, and operations teams. Through this interaction, we serve our loyal customer base, expand our new business, and create innovative market opportunities.
What Our Employees Say They Like The Best
We have a great family atmosphere where everyone works as a team and strives to improve the company as a whole.
It's awesome to be a part of a team that truly cares about each other and its customers! I feel that the hard work each person gives to the company is sincerely appreciated. I also enjoy that my position mentally challenges me on a daily basis.
Customer Service Representative
I really appreciate the opportunity RS has given me to impact the growth of the company as well as my self, professionally and personally. It’s very rewarding to be able to create valuable content and resources that will help make a customer’s life just a little easier at the end of the day.
RS Industrial has a unique approach that allows us to partner with customers at their production facilities to get a thorough understanding of their processes, needs and goals. Once we have an understanding of these key areas, we can then implement one of our existing products or work with our on-site lab to engineer a custom product.
Technical Service Analyst
When asked what I like best at RS, my answer is ‘the people that I work with!’ During my first year, I was able to apply my classroom training in many new and challenging ways. Being able to go on sales calls and see my work turn into a customer’s action plan has been most rewarding.
Technical Service Chemist
- Phone: 1-800-844-1740
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Website: www.rsindustrial.com
- Address: 1064 Parkway Industrial Park Drive Buford, GA 30518