Estherville Rotarians Thursday got a good view into a Milford business that's making a big name for itself in the IT industry.
Rick Hannam, sales manager, and Anthony Clark, vice president of business development, for R&D Industries, Inc., also told what strides their business has been making since 1984 - the year it was founded.
Clark outlined the company's several divisions of services, including computer networking; audio visual engineering and Thinix software and solutions for hospitality, healthcare enterprises, business and government.
After its founding in 1984, the company incorporated with offices in Arnolds Park, later moving to Milford in 1993. The corporate networking division formed in 1996, then in 2007 opened a Des Moines office to accommodate its audio engineering group.
Thinix formed with an emphasis on creating the most reliable PCs in 2003 and was named the preferred vendor for AmericInn Lodge & Suites in 2009.
Clark said the company's computer networking division works with companies to protect against cyber attacks.
They also do disaster recovery and storage in the event of natural disasters or computer crashes. There's also YFi technology that can turn a laptop into a wireless hotspot.
Their audio technology division has done such projects as the Sami Center, a USDA building in Des Moines, a 2,500-seat church and Prairie Meadows.
Their computer security-management service customers have included military bases. Other customers include Choice and AmericInn motels and Panasonic which uses some of the company's software on its computers.
Intel has also partnered with the company on its overseas classroom products.