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Rothenbuhler Engineering Est. 1946

Founded in 1946, Rothenbuhler Engineering is a privately owned and operated Engineering and Manufacturing company producing robust and sophisticated electronic products; designed to operate in the rugged mining, logging, military/law enforcement and other demanding environments.

Rothenbuhler Engineering was founded by Howard Ernest Rothenbuhler in Acme, Washington.

Rothenbuhler Engineering began by building radio controls for the logging industry. The Talkie Tooter radio system still leads the logging industry radio market in both the United States and Canada, making logging safer for its workers and increasing daily yield. Howard Ernest Rothenbuhler, shown here, is demonstrating an early Talkie Tooter unit. The Talkie Tooter is used all over the world, wherever high lead logging, in particular, is done. Today, remote control radio equipment is used throughout many industries to control overhead carriages, locomotives, construction cranes and even fire hydrants.

1946

Rothenbuhler Engineering was founded by Howard Ernest Rothenbuhler in Acme, Washington.

Rothenbuhler Engineering began by building radio controls for the logging industry. The Talkie Tooter radio system still leads the logging industry radio market in both the United States and Canada, making logging safer for its workers and increasing daily yield. Howard Ernest Rothenbuhler, shown here, is demonstrating an early Talkie Tooter unit. The Talkie Tooter is used all over the world, wherever high lead logging, in particular, is done. Today, remote control radio equipment is used throughout many industries to control overhead carriages, locomotives, construction cranes and even fire hydrants.

1946

The Mobile Lab concept was introduced.

1956

The Mobile Lab concept was introduced.

1956

Custom engineering and manufacturing is another area of extensive experience and skill at Rothenbuhler Engineering. In 1960, Rothenbuhler Engineering designed the first solid state repeater for the Bonneville Power Administration as well as equipment to measure the corona discharge on a 500,000 volt DC line.

1960

Custom engineering and manufacturing is another area of extensive experience and skill at Rothenbuhler Engineering. In 1960, Rothenbuhler Engineering designed the first solid state repeater for the Bonneville Power Administration as well as equipment to measure the corona discharge on a 500,000 volt DC line.

1960

Rothenbuhler Engineering entered the security industry with the manufacture and marketing of 35 mm surveillance cameras. Bank alarm systems were designed and gradual expansion over the years has led to the development of a complete line of security equipment for financial institution market, ranging from small local alarm systems to sophisticated central stations. Rothenbuhler electronic security equipment is not only sold in North and South America, but also in Japan.

A remote teller system for banks was designed, patented and sold to a large bank supply company. A sophisticated interrogating radio-link alarm system was developed by Rothenbuhler Engineering and installed in Caracas, Venezuela. This system has been expanded over the years to include 72 branch banks and a central station. Two more central stations were developed in San Juan, Puerto Rico

1969

Rothenbuhler Engineering entered the security industry with the manufacture and marketing of 35 mm surveillance cameras. Bank alarm systems were designed and gradual expansion over the years has led to the development of a complete line of security equipment for financial institution market, ranging from small local alarm systems to sophisticated central stations. Rothenbuhler electronic security equipment is not only sold in North and South America, but also in Japan.

A remote teller system for banks was designed, patented and sold to a large bank supply company. A sophisticated interrogating radio-link alarm system was developed by Rothenbuhler Engineering and installed in Caracas, Venezuela. This system has been expanded over the years to include 72 branch banks and a central station. Two more central stations were developed in San Juan, Puerto Rico

1969

A 256-point surveillance scanning system was developed and used in the security systems of nuclear power plants. A sophisticated monitoring system was designed for the City of Seattle to monitor and report the reservoir levels behind earth filled dams. Working with other contractors, Rothenbuhler Engineering designed, prototyped and manufactured a computer controlled wind generator for Southern California Edison. This unit was tested successfully in Palm Springs, California, and has pioneered the controlled generation of electricity from wind power.

1972

A 256-point surveillance scanning system was developed and used in the security systems of nuclear power plants. A sophisticated monitoring system was designed for the City of Seattle to monitor and report the reservoir levels behind earth filled dams. Working with other contractors, Rothenbuhler Engineering designed, prototyped and manufactured a computer controlled wind generator for Southern California Edison. This unit was tested successfully in Palm Springs, California, and has pioneered the controlled generation of electricity from wind power.

1972

Talkie Tooter Canada, Ltd. formed to better support our Canadian Customers.

1972

Talkie Tooter Canada, Ltd. formed to better support our Canadian Customers.

1972

Rothenbuhler Engineering began supplying radio controlled remote firing devices. Today these products represent a large portion of our business, and are being used world wide for demolition and mining.

1983

Rothenbuhler Engineering began supplying radio controlled remote firing devices. Today these products represent a large portion of our business, and are being used world wide for demolition and mining.

1983

The safety of the worker is always paramount. Remote controlled radio equipment allows a worker to stand safely in view, yet out of the danger area and have full control of complex industrial equipment. Due to the success of the Talkie Tooter product line, a company was formed and given the trade name in 1986.

1986

The safety of the worker is always paramount. Remote controlled radio equipment allows a worker to stand safely in view, yet out of the danger area and have full control of complex industrial equipment. Due to the success of the Talkie Tooter product line, a company was formed and given the trade name in 1986.

1986

Our alarm was used in conjunction with Chubb Safe equipment in the Federal Reserve Bank.

1987

Our alarm was used in conjunction with Chubb Safe equipment in the Federal Reserve Bank.

1987

Neal Rothenbuhler named company president.

1992

Neal Rothenbuhler named company president.

1992

Company began supplying Remote Firing Devices (RFD) for Military contracts.

1993

Company began supplying Remote Firing Devices (RFD) for Military contracts.

1993

First commercial RFD released to market as the 1662 model.

1997

First commercial RFD released to market as the 1662 model.

1997

Talkie Tooter Mark III introduced to logging markets.

2000

Talkie Tooter Mark III introduced to logging markets.

2000

The 1664 commercial RFD was introduced to mining industry.

2000

The 1664 commercial RFD was introduced to mining industry.

2000

The 1670 model was developed to now include underground and Surface Blasting.

2004

The 1670 model was developed to now include underground and Surface Blasting.

2004

Talkie Tooter Canada becomes a wholly owned subsidiary.

2006

Talkie Tooter Canada becomes a wholly owned subsidiary.

2006

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