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