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RND in the News

  • April 2014

    RND Moves to New, Larger Facility

    RND Automation is pleased to announce that effective March 1st, 2014, we have moved to a new facility. Our brand new 12,000 SF building, located in Manatee county (just a few miles from our previous location), will allow RND to better serve our customer with room for larger and more projects. We welcome you to visit anytime to see our work and discuss how RND can automate your processes to achieve increased production and lower scrap as well as improve the quality and consistency of your products.

  • Februrary 2014

    RND Adds to Local Economic Growth

    The Bradenton metro area ranked 169 out of the 356 metro areas in the country for growth in gross metro product, according to a report completed by Global Insight In RND Automartion is one of the local compaines that is contributing to the greater Sarasota/Bradenton area's growth.

  • Februrary 2014

    Design World Spotlight on RND

    "Today, RND incorporates numerous MISUMI components into virtually all of its machinery. Most of the custom designs use precisely machined angles, gusset plates, threaded and tapped standoffs, linear shafts and bearings, and each part is unique to that particular machine design."

  • June 2011

    Autodesk's "On the Job with Rob Cohee" visits RND Automation

    Autodesk Manufacturing Evangelist Rob Cohee takes to the road to explore how Autodesk customers are utilizing technology to enhance workflows, create innovative new designs, and increase productivity and engineering output. In these episode Rob provides a summary of his trip to RND Automation to learn how they are helping their customers become more competitive, improve product quality, and get products to market faster through automation.

  • March 2011

    RND Automation named Autodesk Inventor of the Year for 2010

    Members of the Autodesk manufacturing community from around the world chose the Sarasota, Fla.–based company by voting on the community website. RND Automation designs customized automation solutions for a wide range of customers, including manufacturers of hydraulic valves, contact lenses and insulated beverage containers. The company was originally named Inventor of the Month in March 2010 for its Digital Prototyping work with clients to help manufacture and assemble products more efficiently and with less waste.

  • February 2011

    RND Automation at ATX South

    RND Automation will be at the ATX South Show, March 16-17, 2011. Download your free pass compliments of RND

  • January 2011

    Prepare to Thrive

    Sean Dotson, president of RND Automation & Engineering, plans to move his firm from a Manatee County facility to a larger facility in Sarasota County early next year.

  • December 2010

    RND Automation Expands to New Facility

    RND Automation & Engineering plans to join at least two other Manatee County companies that have moved across the county line this year. The manufacturer, which specializes in custom factory automation, plans to relocate in January after the Sarasota County Commission on Tuesday agreed to award the company economic development incentives.

  • September 2010

    No Custom Automation Equipment Too Custom for RND Thanks to Digital Prototyping

    RND Automation & Engineering, which specializes in manufacturing custom assembly, inspection, and packaging automation machinery, takes its motto, “from concept to reality,” very seriously.

  • July 2010

    Assembly Magazine Spotlight on RND Automation

    Due in part to increased global industrialization, demand for one manufacturer's hydraulic valves was soaring. The company needed to increase production. Already familiar with automation and robotics, the company turned to RND Automation & Engineering of Sarasota, FL, to help design and build an automated assembly machine.

  • March 2010

    RND Automation Named Inventor of the Month March 2010

    Custom Shop Designs Automation Solutions for Consumer Product Manufacturing Clients

  • March 2010

    Youtube Video of Interview with RND’s President

    This "slidecast" features a phone interview with RND Automation President Sean Dotson. Sarasota, Florida-based RND Automation has been selected as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for March 2010. RND Automation is a custom industrial machine shop that uses Autodesk Inventor software to design and manufacture a wide range of custom machines.

    Rnd Automation Autodesk Inventor Of The Month Poster View video