For us, saying our products are made in the USA is more than a public relations ploy. It is something we are extremely proud of and are committed to maintaining. Creating jobs in our local economy is an important responsibility that we have as a way of giving back to the same community that helped us get our start. All of our products are made just south of Austin, at our facility in San Marcos, Texas. Our corporate offices, as well as our manufacturing operations are housed here, so if you are ever in the area, come by for a tour to learn more about our products.
The same values that drive us to keep our products made in the USA, also drive is to make products that are people and earth friendly. The rtf systems products are manufactured using hot-dipped galvanized steel and magnesium oxide (MgO) board. The hot-dip galvanized coating is made up of 98% zinc – a natural, healthy metal. Zinc exists naturally in the air, water, and soil and is the 27th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. With more than 5.8 million tons of zinc naturally cycled through the environment by plant and animal life, rainfall, and other natural activity, zinc is essential for all life – from humans to the smallest microorganisms. In addition to being natural, zinc, like steel, is infinitely recyclable without the loss of any physical or chemical properties. Furthermore, steel is the most recycled material in the world with virtually 100% of structural steel coming from recycled sources, making galvanized steel an infinitely renewable material.
As for the MgO board, MgO production has significantly lower CO2 emissions and NO industrial processing. The mixing of materials occurs at a very low temperature, and the effuse is actually good for the environment and the chemicals and minerals can be readily consumed by humans, animals, or plants. The factory making MgO board is like a bakery – it’s that’s safe, and that easy on our environment. MgO board is also recyclable due to its neutral PH and carbonaceous form, with similar chemical components as a corn husk.