The Rath family establishes a stainless steel fabrication shop (Rath Manufacturing) in Janesville, Wisconsin, to focus on the dairy industry.
Glenn Gibson designs and installs a small diameter tubing mill in North Branch, New Jersey (Gibson Tube). During the next 40 years, Gibson Tube grows to become a key provider of welded stainless tubing to the power generation, oil & gas, beverage, chemical processing, desalination, automobile, and medical industries.
Janesville begins producing welded stainless tubing to ASTM A270 specifications for food and dairy companies.
The Janesville facility begins the production of full finished welded stainless tubing to ASTM A249 and ASTM A269 specifications for commercial applications.
An off-line annealer is installed for nickel alloy tubing at Janesville.
Janesville's electropolishing center becomes operational, producing 10 μ-in Ra and 15 μ-in Ra finish for high purity applications.
Janesville installs the first laser mill.
Rath Manufacturing, Janesville combines with Gibson Tube, North Branch.
ISO 9001 registration is awarded to Janesville.
North Branch enters subsea umbilical tubing market.
North Branch facility expands to over 255,000 square feet.
North Branch adds titanium to the product line.
RathGibson is formed; the focus on global markets accelerates.
RathGibson acquires Greenville Tube in Clarksville, Arkansas, adding stainless and nickel alloy seamless tubing to the product portfolio.
RathGibson opens offices in Shanghai, China; Knoxville, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Manama, Bahrain.
RathGibson installs one of the world's largest degreasers in its Clarksville facility at a cost of $1.7 million. This closed cleaning system is designed to significantly decrease solvent release into the atmosphere.
RathGibson opens offices in Mumbai, India; Vienna, Austria; and Singapore.
RathGibson is acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC).