RSI Inc. was founded in 1983 as a Texas Corporation in Pflugerville, Texas. The main business was as a Raychem distributor for the Texas market. The company grew from that small start to supporting customers throughout the US and internationally. It added lines of some of the finest producers of materials and parts in the world to include Tyco, Tyco Thermal Controls (formally Raychem), Deutsch, 3M, and Chomerics among others. In 1994, the CRI Division was established to support the growing trend by the armed forces to use ruggedized and repackaged Commercial-Off-the-Shelf electronics in lieu of the previous practice of developing Mil-Spec products for components up to integrated systems.
In 1997 RSI Inc. moved its headquarters to Austin, TX while maintaining it sales and warehousing facility in Pflugerville. The Austin facility was also the headquarters for the CRI Division and housed its engineering, manufacturing and test organizations. In 1998, RSI was designated one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Austin. RSI continues to grow by adding capabilities and services to support our expanding customer base. In addition to stocking distribution and rugged electronics design and manufacture, we have introduced value-added fabrication of environmental and EMI gaskets, cable and wire harness design and fabrication, and Build-to-Print services for electromechanical assemblies, cables and wire harnesses, and rack integration. RSI has established partnerships with Silicon Graphics and CISCO as authorized integrators and developed reseller/integrator solutions with 3M, HP, Dell, Tandberg, and SUN.
Markets served include:
Defense - military services, government agencies, and integrators
Aerospace - aircraft manufacturers
Energy - exploration and power generation
Telecommunications - integrators
Transportation and heavy equipment - manufacturers and operators
In January 2008, RSI Inc. Headquarters, the CRI Division, and Value-Added manufacturing moved into their new 40,000 sq. ft. building in Kyle, TX. This facility was custom designed to optimize manufacturing and warehousing.