Rice Lake Weighing Systems Celebrates 70 Years

Founded by Donald B. Johnson and Warren Thomas in 1946, Rice Lake Weighing Systems has pioneered advanced technology in the manufacture and distribution of weight-related products and process-control equipment.

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Rice Lake, WI—Founded by Donald B. Johnson and Warren Thomas in 1946, Rice Lake Weighing Systems has pioneered advanced technology in the manufacture and distribution of weight-related products and process-control equipment. With the principle “Take care of the customer and the rest of the business will take care of itself,” Rice Lake has set the precedent for service, selection and speed—not only in North America but around the world.

What began as Thomas & Johnson Scale Service in 1946 quickly expanded from scale repair parts, pivots and bearings to precision test weights and calibration services when the company became Rice Lake Bearing, Inc. in the 1970s. The dawning of an electronic age in the 1980s urged Donald B. Johnson and new co-owner and son Mark Johnson Sr. to include electronic parts and components in their catalog. Rice Lake Bearing became Rice Lake Weighing Systems and the addition of strong application and engineering support set the bar for the entire industry.

By the 1990s, Rice Lake became world-known in weight-related technology serving a wide spectrum of industries including bulk construction, chemical, food and beverage processing, timber, pulp and paper, manufacturing, packaging and material handling, pharmaceuticals, retail, supply chain management, transport and logistics, and utilities and waste.

Today, Rice Lake offers over 40,000 weighing, control, data collection and communication products with more than one million items in stock and available for same- or next-day shipping. With manufacturing and sales support facilities in North America, the Netherlands and India, Rice Lake continues to provide the industry worldwide in technological advances and quality products such as indicators/controllers, heavy capacity scales, floor scales, balances, medical scales, retail scales and dimensioning equipment.

For more information about Rice Lake Weighing Systems, visit www.ricelake.com.

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