Our History

BUILDING QUALITY SCREENING SOLUTIONS SINCE 1976

SINCE 1976

Rawson Manufacturing was founded in 1976 with the mission to build quality equipment for the public. This new business endeavor was the culmination of the decades of experience the Rawson family spent creating the equipment necessary for their own sand and gravel operation. 

From the beginning, Rawson Manufacturing has had a stellar reputation for building high-quality, portable screening plants, conveyors, stackers, and other equipment for leading material suppliers throughout the country. Rawson screening plants are known to be highly productive, durable, long-lasting, and easy to repair; in fact, many of the first manufactured plants are still in operation today!

Our team consists of long-tenured employees that take great pride in their work and don’t back down from any of our customers’ challenges. We look forward to continuing our tradition of building high-quality, durable equipment for you…and your friends!

Our Team

President

Ryan Evans has been with Rawson Manufacturing since April of 2019. Ryan has over 15 years of sales experience working in the welding, fabrication, and manufacturing field.  He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and an Associates Degree in Business Administration. Residing in Eastern, CT, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Ryan is proud to continue the tradition of building quality screening equipment and conveyors for the aggregate industry.

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Michelle Thoma has over 25 years of accounting experience. She joined Rawson Manufacturing in June of 2020. As Accounting Manager she is responsible for all the company’s accounting functions; Billing, Accounts Receivable, Cash Application, Credit & Collections, Accounts Payable, Taxes and Payroll. Michelle resides in Canterbury, CT with her hardworking husband, two sons and daughter on their 6th Generation Family Owned and Operated Farm. She enjoys photography, camping at the lake, sitting by the campfire, snowmobiling, spending time with her family and friends, as well as working together with them.

PARTS & PURCHASING MANAGER

Ken Dumas became part of the Rawson team in 2005. He took on various roles within the family of brands, which has now led him to be the Parts and Purchasing Manager of Rawson Manufacturing & DB Cotton. Ken is your dedicated contact for ordering replacement parts, troubleshooting, or scheduling a service call. A U.S. Army Veteran and a long-time student and teacher of Kung-Fu and Jiu-Jitsu, Ken resides in Connecticut with his wife Jenn. They enjoy traveling, hunting, and motorcycle adventures together.

ENGINEERING

Mark Santerre is one of our longest-tenured employees, starting with the company in 1984. Since that time he has held various positions such as machinist, fabricator, service technician, and parts sales. Mark currently leads the engineering department and uses his years of wisdom to provide technical assistance when needed. Mark enjoys racing, camping, and spending time with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.

DRAFTSMAN

Don Goyette joined Rawson Manufacturing in 2022 as a draftsman. He enjoys the challenge of engineering solutions to our customers’ problems. Don has a background in computers and is interested in Math and Science. Don is married, has 3 children, and enjoys spending time with his two dogs.

Our Mission

Rawson Manufacturing is committed to producing the highest quality equipment for our customers. Our unparalleled experience, exceptional level of service, and high standards of ethical performance creates value for our consumers, team members and the communities we serve.

Our Vision

To build quality equipment to improve the productivity of our customers through ingenuity and quality craftsmanship.

Core Values

Safety.

Always maintain a safe work environment for everyone.

Respect.

Treat everyone with dignity and professionalism.

Teamwork.

Find solutions to challenges by working together.

Integrity.

Be honest, ethical, and do the right thing.

Diversity.

Value uniqueness of people, cultures, work styles and talents.

Accountability.

Take responsibility for your actions.

Growth.

Embrace opportunities and exceed expectations.

Community.

Contribute and support causes that benefit members of the community.

Future Focused.

Look beyond the present to deliver future value.

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