History of Rhodes Systems International...
A product based Company since 1972

advanced conveying systems
Arthur Bernard “BERNIE” Rhodes Sr. started the Company in year 1972 as a custom machinery builder of specialized material handling equipment and systems to meet customers’ requirements to fit the application. In 1981 Arthur Bernard Rhodes II joined his father as National Sales Manager and later became Vice President of the Company in 1996

In 1979 Mr. Rhodes invented the Rhodes Towline conveyor system. This system is now a “household” name throughout manufacturing and finishing with a large multi-industry base which includes; automotive, food, military, plastics/composites, woodworking, farm equipment, sport utility, foundry and general Industrial.

Mr. Rhodes and his son “Art” believed in invention and innovation and throughout the years were awarded Eighteen (18) United States Patents and four (4) International Patents for their breakthrough ideas and inventions relating to the towline floor and Highline overhead conveyor systems.

As the millennium approached Rhodes Systems had installed over 1200 finishing and assembly based unit handling systems that incorporated Rhodes floor towline and Highline overhead chain conveyor systems.

In 2004 due to latter stage Parkinson’s disease Mr. Rhodes Sr. decided to retire and handed the reins to his son, Art to move forward into the future. Art Rhodes is currently the President of the Company and is dedicated to enforcing his father’s beliefs of breakthrough product invention and innovation. In 2015 Mr. Rhodes Sr. past away at the age of 79 years old. His legacy will live on through his son and grandson.

industrial business In 2006 due to the Company moving completely into the systems business, Art Rhodes decided to give the Company a new image which included revamping the origional Rhodes logo to an abbreviated version. We are now referred to in the Industry as “RSI” and by our customers.

Our third generation Mr. Dustin Allen Rhodes and currently the manager of all Company Projects and overall Applications. Dustin Rhodes is currently in charge of taking care of the Company’s day to day business.

The Rhodes family is founded on solid principles and the highest personal values, committed to serve our customers with honesty, integrity and respect.

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