Our History

Clearline opened its doors in 1978 as a cutlery manufacturing business out of an 800 square foot building in rural Iowa. Several years later this business grew and added an industrial blades division known as Ranger Blade Co. Over the years the company has continued to expand to meet the needs of their diverse customer base. The company now occupies a 30,000 square foot facility in Traer, Iowa and employs over 40 people. With the introduction of a new customer in 1999, Clearline added robotic finishing technology to its breadth of capabilities. With this new project, the company began finishing stainless steel truck parts for a major industry supplier. In the years that followed, Clearline has continued to work with suppliers in the transportation and metal goods industries including: aircraft, watercraft, motorcycle, automobile, and racing.



Honesty

Integrity

Experience

Quality

Consistency

Partnership



Management Profiles

Rex Betts

President

rbetts@clearlineindustries.com

Rex Betts, co-founder of Clearline Industries, has over 40 years of manufacturing process management experience. With a background in tool and die making, Rex offers technical experience in addition to project management expertise.


Lou Rausch

Vice President

lrausch@clearlineindustries.com

Lou Rausch, co-founder of Clearline Industries, has over 40 years of manufacturing experience. With a background in tool and die making, Lou's expertise is in technical project development..



James Trotter has over 13 years of manufacturing experience. James strives to provide the best value and customer service to each customer by utilizing his extensive knowledge and experience in project development and management.