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A Tradition of Excellence Since 1872


Canbar was founded in 1872 as a manufacturer of high quality wood stave barrels for storing and shipping whisky and dry goods. The original business evolved over the decades into the manufacturer of wood stave tanks and pipelines and later into the production of rotationally molded products.

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In 2000, RTS Companies Inc. was formed as a spinoff of the plastics division of Canbar. Since then, RTS Companies has grown its small plastics division into a well-known North American manufacturer of custom and proprietary molded plastic products.


Today, RTS Companies Inc. continues with the tradition of producing high quality products for several different markets. The head office is now located in St. Clements, Ontario, and comprised of a group of engineers, research and development teams, helpful sales associates, technical managers and office staff. RTS operates two manufacturing sites; St. Clements, Ontario and Austinburg, Ohio. These state-of-the-art rotational molding facilities are equipped with computer-directed molding machines, operated by trained personnel and applied to a wide range of plastic products.

Quality Policy:

We are committed to the Continuous Improvement of our Business practices including our quality system as reviewed through our Management Review process to achieve customer expectations.

We commit to supplying value to our customer, through provision of acceptable, consistent quality products, delivered on-time, that meet our customer’s expectations.  We wish our customers to view RTS as a responsive, innovative, dependable, successful supplier.

- Graham Lobban, President

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