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History & Mission

Ian McBain founded the Rockford Ball Screw Company in 1973 with three goals in mind:

1) Provide the customer with a quality product.
2) Provide the customer with a competitive price.
3) Provide the product on time.

Today, the Rockford Ball Screw Company continues as a family owned and operated business, and Ian’s three goals endure as the backbone of our growth and commitment to our customers needs.

For over thirty years, we have achieved a tremendous growth rate. And, we have realized this growth accomplishment by providing our customers with the highest level of quality, service and extensive engineering expertise. You expect the highest quality products and services. Rockford Ball Screw has developed a solid foundation with the best qualified people, state-of-the-art equipment, and an excellent manufacturing facility.


MISSION: Customers Come First.

We believe in and are committed to partnering with our customers at the front end of projects to put a program in place for success across the entire lifecycle – from prototyping through production.

Rockford Ball Screw customers receive the highest level of quality, service, and engineering expertise.  Our specially trained staff and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and equipment work in concert to effectively fulfill customer needs – whether they require standard or custom offerings.  We offer one of the highest services-to-client ratios in the industry. Our customers have direct access to RBS personnel – including sales, development, engineering, etc. – as needed to support their requirements.

Rockford Ball Screw supports every major CAD software program – incompatibility is never an issue!

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