Founder's Profile

Tim Ross is a graduate of UMass-Lowell (formerly Lowell Technological Institute) with Graduate Studies in Plastics Engineering and with an emphasis on Composites.

Tim got his start in composites by starting a small business producing custom-fit Hockey Goalie Masks. Throughout college, Tim ran a marina on Cape Cod, Massachusetts doing all of the fiberglass repairs and systems outfitting of all the new boats. After school, Tim accepted his dream job at Hatteras Yachts as a Materials and Process Engineer. This introduced him to all of the major composites suppliers.

When RimCraft was started in 1982, Tim was able to capitalize on these relationships and grow the company. In 1987, RimCraft was acquired by GLS Fiberglass where the horizons were broadened. In 1992, Tim re-acquired RimCraft until it was bought out by FRP, Inc. in 2009 where the entire product line is still being produced and more. Tim Ross has assumed a leadership role in the new company.

On October 29th of 2015, Phoenix Equipment Company of Largo, FL assumed ownership of the RimCraft resin equipment product line and is now producing these products with even more improvements in both quality and design. You may still contact FRP for sales and support of these products.

Our Specialties

RimCraft has always been the leader in Gypsum processing equipment. Now that FRP manufactures the entire RimCraft line, expect even better.  We are currently building our own pumping system that promises to bring a new edge to our product. FRP builds both Spray for Facecoat and Chopper for backup as well as accelerated casting systems.

FRP is fast becoming a significant force in the GFRC equipment market. Already recognized as the leader in GFRG, we have applied these details to our Cement line. We have found that the details are what make a huge difference in promoting flow and EZ cleaning of these difficult-to-pump materials. Look for the RimSpray GFRC Mini for ease of maneuverability in small shops (ie: Concrete Countertops) and outdoor applications. The full size RimSpray Black Max unit is taking the GFRC Industry by storm!

FRP Equipment manufactures a variety of specialty Resin-Based equipment for the composites industry. From low-pressure diaphragm/ slave for RTM and Infusion to variable ratio Urethane and Epoxy units. We also excel in systems for Spray Granite Gel Coats along with sprayable Polyester Putties and Barrier Coats. We build the finest Putty Dispensers and Resin Casting systems on the market.