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With 30 years of experience, the Rasco name stands the test of time.
Rasco Industries is owned and operated by CEO Rosy Brown, making Rasco a certified woman-owned small business (WOSB) since 2009, a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBENC, WBE), and a Hispanic-owned small business. Let us help you meet your 5% diversity purchasing along with federal subcontracting goals.
Since our foundation in 1992 we have been based in our home state of Minnesota. We actively support our local and regional economy, and our products are designed and made locally in Mound, Minnesota.
An idea that started in a garage with a father and son grew into a legacy of innovation and success.
Father and son, Dick and Rick Brown began tinkering in Dick’s garage on a prototype sectional screen door in answer to a problem Rick’s employer was having with invading orchard-intoxicated bees. A stainless steel mesh would keep bees out while supplying the factory with ventilation. A unique track switch system was devised that would seal the door perfectly. Dick, already a holder of multiple patents, saw the potential of their creation.
The first iteration of Rasco’s “Bug Blocker Door” debuted at a Nashville Industry Trade show. The first orders were placed a month later. A year later, Rasco Industries was incorporated in the State of Minnesota.
Rick and Dick expanded Rasco’s product line to include: Service Door Screen Insert (‘94), Air Inlet Louver Screens (‘99), and what has become our Security Link Door (‘01).
Rasco was shaken by the sudden and untimely death of Rick Brown. His father Dick began a long decline marked by increasing health problems (Dick ultimately passed in 2017). Now Rasco reached a make-or-break crossroad. To honor the passion of her late husband, father-in-law, and the team that they had built, Rick’s wife Rosalee (Rosy) Brown stepped in to lead the company despite her only slight previous involvement. Rosy brought new energy, optimism, and an innovative marketing approach to Rasco and as a result the company began to experience tremendous growth.
After outgrowing a series of ever-expanding factories, Rasco moved operations to 50,000 sq. ft of the former Tonka Truck Company in Mound, MN — just a stone’s throw from their first official location, and not far from the Brown’s original garage.
Since 2016 Ms. Brown and Rasco have been recognized for the following contributions:
Rosy Brown wins the industry member award for business excellence by the International Door Association. She is the first woman to win Best in Business — a major door industry award.
2018 Rasco wins the “Best in Show” booth award at MHI (Material Handling Industry) trade show.
2019 Rosy Brown wins Mentor of the Year award at MHI’s Young Professional Network, again the first woman to win this award.
2020 Rasco is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WBENC, WBE and a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB Certification).
We are keeping up the tradition of steel manufacturing at our location at the old Tonka Toy Factory. Come take a tour and get a taste of the history of steel.