“Rockford Products puts machines up for auction” – 2017

Rockford’s Top Employers, 1980 and 2005 – 2008 article

Source: Rockford Register Star December 21, 2008

Jack Rauh – Rockford Magazine’s Business Leader of the Year

Rockford magazine, January 1987

Jack Rauh

pp 76 – 79, article by John Harris

He was head of 5 Monogram companies, sold to Rhode Island conglomerate Nortek, needed new job or retirement.

Rauh had a call from Rexnord, looking for someone to run Rockford Products. Rexnord Group Vice-President: Ed Mentzer was immediately impressed.  Group Vice-president Dick Goff; Vice-President of Engineering Bill Naill; Vice-President of Finance Dennis Schaer, Sales-Marketing and Planning Vice-President Tom Johnson; Dick Giesen, Don Chadwick.

Until 1976, Rockford Products was a locally owned home to 1,300 employees.  Annual sales topped $100 million.

Three divisions; Rockford Cold Formed Products accounted for 75% of sales.

Under Rauh, Rockford Products underwent the transition to being an engineering company.

 

 

“Local Trapshoot League names award winners” – 1992, R.I.A.A.

RIAA Trapshoot League

Source:  Rockford Register Star June 29, 1992

Scarpitto, Robert S. – 2015

died at home July 27, 2015, with family, after a lengthy illness.

Born 1933 in Rockford, son of Angelo and Rose (Laudicina) Scarpitta.

Married Adabelle Manni in Rockford.

Employed by Rockford Products.

Veteran of the Korean War, U.S. Air Force.

Scarpitto

Source: Rockford Register Star 7/30/2015

Zimmerman, Arlin H.

Machesney Park—

Passed away April 29, 2015.

Born Feb. 1, 1928, in Rockford; son of Arthur and Geneva (Berry) Zimmerman.

Married Mary Schnepper in 1958.

A WWII U.S. Navy veteran.

Retired from Rockford Products.

Member of the Verdi, Lombardi and Harmony Clubs.

Sunset Funeral Home, Beth Eden United Methodist Church, Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Source:  Rockford Register Star, May 2, 2015.