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About RCO Engineering, Inc.

RCO Building - Roseville, MI

History & Philosophy

RCO Engineering, Inc. first opened its doors in September of 1973 as a small prototype mold shop. The business was founded by three partners whose last name initials formed the company name of RCO. RCO started with six employees in a 6,000-sq. ft. facility in Roseville, Michigan, a northeast suburb of Detroit.

The fledgling business immediately ran into trouble. In February of 1974, the oil crisis forced this country into a deep recession. This affected everyone to some extent, but was especially damaging to the legions of small shops that supplied the auto industry. After almost one year of business, RCO was nearly bankrupt and Paul Carollo, Sr. found himself to be the sole owner and President of the insolvent company. However, that year also signified a change in Paul's life that turned RCO's near demise into a success story. In April of 1974, Paul committed his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. That commitment revealed to him a whole new source of dependency and faith from the conventional wisdom he was used to. He simply put his trust in the Lord and allowed the Holy Spirit to work on the problem at hand.

Paul's trust in the Lord blessed RCO and became the basis for what would eventually become our Operating Philosophy. The company soon weathered the storms of the mid-1970's and has prospered ever since.

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RCO Today

Today, RCO offers our customers a wide range of services, including design and engineering, prototype and production plastic and metal parts, polyurethane foam and seat molds, and an aluminum foundry. Our Contract labor Team has been able to provide customers with highly skilled and professional employees with many diverse backgrounds.

RCO is owned by the family of the late Paul Carollo, Sr. and is administered by an Executive Committee consisting of family and non-family members. A group of department heads make up a Management Team that aids the Executive Committee in decision making in areas of employee benefits and other company policies.

Our employees have found that RCO operates under the same values that Paul, Sr. had when he started the company. Emphasis is placed on teamwork and respect for our employees. These values, along with our never ending quest to provide our customers with excellent quality, service and value will ensure that RCO Engineering, Inc. will be a competitive force well into the 21st Century.

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Operating Philosophy

RECOGNIZING THAT A COMPANY IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS' PEOPLE, AND THAT EVERY MEMBER OF THE RCO TEAM IS IMPORTANT, PROPER RESPECT WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH MEMBER.

The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" (I Corinthians 12:21)

DECISIONS WILL BE MADE BASED ON SOUND LOGIC AFTER SEEKING INPUT FROM ALL AVAILABLE SOURCES.

"Where there is no counsel, the people will fall; but in the multitude of counselors, there is safety." (Proverbs 11:14)

MANAGEMENT WILL PROVIDE LEADERSHIP AND STILL DISPLAY A SERVANT'S ATTITUDE IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR DUTIES.

"Let him who is the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as the servant." (Luke 22:26)

PROMOTE TEAMWORK, KNOWING THAT SUCCESS WILL FOLLOW AND THAT INDIVIDUAL PURSUITS OF POWER ONLY WORK AGAINST THE TEAM.

"Do nothing out of self-ambition or vain conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourselves." (Philippians 2:3)

REMAIN HUMBLE IN THE SUCCESSES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE BUSINESS.

"When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2)

BE DILIGENT IN WORK ETHICS AND STRIVE TO PROVIDE QUALITY IN EVERYTHING THAT IS PRODUCED.

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your heart." (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

PRACTICE INTEGRITY AND HIGH ETHICS IN ALL BUSINESS DEALINGS, EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF POTENTIAL PROFITS.

"Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right." (Proverbs 16:8)

DETERMINE TO BE CONTENT AND THANKFUL, KNOWING THAT THESE QUALITIES HELP CREATE HARMONY IN THE WORKPLACE.

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body, you were called to peace." (Colossians 3:15)

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Current Job Openings

RCO Engineering, Inc. has one of the best over-all benefit offerings in our industries. As a family-owned company, it has always been important to us to support the primary key to success at RCO: The employees of RCO. In fact, this commitment to our employees is one of our Operating Philosophies. In reference to this, RCO has maintained a steady growth pace and a consistently low operational overhead to insure the continual support of its employees their job opportunities and high level of benefits. Listed below are some of the key components to employment at RCO:

  • Extremely low employee turnover
  • Comprehensive health care programs
  • Optical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Employee new car purchase/lease discount programs
  • Short term disability insurance coverage
  • Tuition reimbursement and company sponsored educational programs
  • Paid jury duty allowances
  • Paid funeral time allowances
  • An industry leading 401k retirement program with company paid matching incentive
  • Managed employee career opportunities

Corporate

Technical Positions

Finance

Foam


For more information on the career opportunities and benefits at RCO, please send your inquiries and/or resume to:

RCO ENGINEERING, INC.
29200 Calahan Road
Roseville, MI 48066-1800
Phone: (586) 771-8400
Fax: (586) 771-7770
Email: hr@rcoeng.com

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