About Ruskin

Tom Edwards
President, Ruskin
1995 to Present
"In honor of our 50th anniversary, Ruskin wishes to thank its customers, specifiers, employees, and business partners for making us the #1 global manufacturer of air control products in the industry. We are primed and ready for growth over the next 50 years!"

Our History

Ruskin Company was founded in the Ruskin Heights area of Kansas City in 1958. From our humble beginnings with a handful of employees building fire dampers, Ruskin has grown into the largest and most innovative manufacturer of air control solutions with 21 production and office locations worldwide and over 3,300 employees. We are the leading manufacturer of air and sound control products for the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) market. Ruskin is also the worldwide leader in dampers for the tunnel ventilation, process applications, and waste-water treatment facilities and has supplied engineered equipment on major projects throughout the world. In 1990, Ruskin was acquired by Tomkins PLC, a global industrial manufacturing company. Tomkins is fiscally strong with a broad base of products, markets and geographic operations worldwide.

50 Years and Counting
For 50 years, Ruskin is the name engineers, architects and contractors rely on to make buildings safer, more comfortable and energy efficient. We offer a complete line of air and sound control products, and support them with the Ruskin reputation for quality design and precision manufacturing. With Ruskin, every product is backed by cutting-edge technology, rigorous testing, on-time delivery and hassle-free service. There’s a very good reason why Ruskin is recognized as the industry leader in providing air and sound control products — Ruskin demands performance. Not only from its products, but from its people, too!

Customer Driven to be the Best
Ruskin is committed to providing the highest level of customer service. It is our customer care professionals and representatives that continue to make Ruskin the top choice for engineers, architects and contractors in the building construction process. At Ruskin, we not only take pride in our excellent designs, product performance, quality, cost effectiveness and delivery cycles — we take pride in our people. As a customer driven manufacturer of high-quality air and sound control products, Ruskin knows the importance of recognizing and satisfying customer needs. By having excellent factory representatives conveniently located nationwide — and in many major cities globally, Ruskin makes certain its customers are never too far away from help. With more than 150 representative offices, the Ruskin team assists its clients with every aspect of their HVAC needs including product selection, ordering and application. Through Ruskin’s ongoing training program, its representatives are among the industry’s most knowledgeable professionals. It is through this team of well trained experts that Ruskin brings its experience and expertise to the industry.

Training the Industry
At Ruskin, we realize the entire HVAC industry benefits when we share information with each other. That’s why you’ll find our professionals training the industry on how to maximize air and sound control, air monitoring, energy-recovery, damper and louver applications. Our ongoing commitment to training has helped engineers and architects understand the best ways to meet the needs of clients, and has helped contractors discover new ways to save time and money while providing comfort and safety to building occupants. Why do we care about training? Simple — we realize the more our customers know about the industry and our products, the better we look!

Innovation Backed by Testing
Ruskin leads the industry by developing new and innovative solutions to the toughest air and sound control problems in commercial buildings and industrial processes. Our advanced Research and Development test laboratory in Kansas City is the finest facility of its kind. Our lab is independently accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) and registered by the Air Movement and Control Association — AMCA*. Our laboratory performs some of the most rigorous testing in the industry, ensuring products meet customer requirements and industry standards. Whether it is winddriven rain, heated air, leakage, high pressure or noise levels, Ruskin products are tested to perform to these standards to meet — and exceed your expectations.

SMART Manufacturing
Ruskin pioneers the design, manufacture and use of computer-controlled rollforming machines to manufacture our products most efficiently. Our company-wide SMART (Sensible Manufacturing at Ruskin Today) program ensures that each of our facilities utilizes “best practice” methods in lean and other manufacturing techniques. By combining Ruskin’s technological innovations with our engineering acumen and automated manufacturing equipment, we can produce every order to exact customer requirements, with the shortest lead-times in the industry.

Quality Goes Without Saying
We take pride in the fact that the Ruskin name is synonymous with quality! That is why we have secured ISO9001 certification. ISO9001 provides a model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and service. ISO9001 certification helps guarantee that our processes are consistent in all of our plants and that translates to greater efficiencies, better products and superior service. It is further proof of our commitment to continued improvement!

Delivered On Time — When You Need It.
Innovation, cost-effectiveness and quality are givens — but at Ruskin, we know that it is just as important to get our products to the jobsite when they are needed. We are committed to delivering more than what is expected. Nobody delivers faster than Ruskin...NOBODY! Ranked the industry’s best for standard delivery, with the RUSKIN EXPRESS quick ship program, Ruskin guarantees Next Day, 72-hour, Five-Day and Ten-Day delivery of the widest selection of dampers, louvers and acoustical products available anywhere. With performance like this, it’s no wonder so many contractors demand Ruskin.

Ruskin Vision Statement:
Provide unequaled air management solutions

Ruskin Mission Statement:
Ruskin leads by providing quality comfort to customers through innovative and efficient air management solutions for worldwide use. We accomplish this by:
  • Being a profitable and efficient ISO 9001 Manufacturer
  • Training and developing our employees to maximum capability
  • Creating supplier partnerships to continually improve performance
Ruskin Mottos:
"Specified by Many, Equaled By None" and "We Make It Happen"

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Ruskin — 50 years young, and planning our next 50 years! We will continue to work hard to be the choice of engineers, architects and contractors; to fulfill our company promise
Specified by Many — Equaled by None.