2022 Buyers Guide

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R.J. Thomas Mfg. Company

R.J. Thomas Mfg. Company
5648 US Hwy 59
P.O. Box 946   (51012-0946)
Cherokee, IA  51012

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Bob Simonsen

Since 1959 R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc. has built the Pilot Rock brand of outdoor park, street and camp site furnishings. Design, quality fabrication and competitive prices are combined to create products that the park user, the park manager and the landscape designer will appreciate and enjoy. Our commercial duty equipment is designed to withstand both use and abuse by humans and nature. Pilot Rock products have also been designed for safety, comfort and convenience to make the outdoor experience more enjoyable. You will find Pilot Rock in use by city, county, state and federal parks, campgrounds, amusement parks, recreation facilities, military MWR operations, businesses, homeowner associations, schools, churches and private individuals throughout the U.S. and in many other countries.

The Pilot Rock product line includes: benches, picnic tables, trash and recycling receptacles and lids, animal resistant trash receptacles and food lockers, bike racks, utility tables, planters, lantern poles, charcoal grills, campfire rings, a complement of wheelchair accessible products, custom signage and more.

Building upon our experience, we utilize current technology throughout the company. From 3-D CAD for product design, to robotic welders, lasers and computer operated machinery in the factory, to our intranet and the Internet. This technology insures that we can deliver innovative designs and premier quality.

R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc. is a third-generation family-owned business. Over 6 decades of experience in both designing and manufacturing culminates in our complete line of park, streetscape and camp site products. The company has experienced significant growth, yet, as a small company we can remain responsive to individual customer needs.

Enjoy the Outdoors with Pilot Rock brand products.

  • R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. designs and manufactures the Pilot Rock brand of park, street and camp site furnishings including: park benches, picnic tables, trash and recycling containers, bike racks, campfire rings, charcoal grills, food lockers, utility tables, ADA compliant wheelchair accessible products, animal proof receptacles, wayfinding signs, custom signs, plaques, banners, and more. Made in the USA since 1959.

Categories Listed In:

Aquatic Facility Components

Building & Facility Components
Locker Rooms/Shower Equipment/Restrooms
– – Benches
– – Dispensers, Toilet Tissue
– – Garbage Cans & Holders

Food Service & Concession Equipment
Grill, Barbecue

Grounds & Field Maintenance
Litter Collection Equipment
Parking Lot Blocks
Pet Waste Disposal
Waste & Litter Collection Equipment

Site Furnishings, Structures & Park Equipment Components
Benches, Park
– – Permanent
– – Portable
Bicycle Racks
Campfire Rings
Cigarette Urns
Containers, Hot Coals
Dog Park Equipment
Furniture, Outdoor
Picnic Grills
Picnic Tables
Recycling Receptacles
– – Directional
Trash Containers

Sports Equipment & Components
Benches, Players'

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