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Old 07-18-2013, 10:26 AM
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Default RCS, Inc. and Quest Aerospace, Inc. Announce Merger

RCS Information Release

July 18, 2013

RCS, Inc. and Quest Aerospace, Inc. Announce Merger


RCS Rocket Motor Components (RCS), Inc. President Gary C. Rosenfield announced today that the two companies have successfully completed a corporate merger. Quest Aerospace, Inc. will be closing its Colorado facility and moving its operations to the RCS facility in Cedar City, Utah. Rosenfield will remain as RCS President, and Bill Stine current President of Quest will become Vice President of RCS.

“The two companies have nearly identical manufacturing operations and the merging of the two operations into one is a major cost savings for us”, said Quest Aerospace President Bill Stine.

Quest is widely known as a leader in the beginner and education markets for model rockets. Its kit designs and rocket motors are geared for the entry-level rocketeer. The RCS/AeroTech line of mid to high-power products starts right where the Quest line leaves off. “We will be the only hobby rocket company in existence that can bring a fourth grader into the hobby and carry him all the way through to an ‘M’-powered Level 3 certified flight and beyond with our own products” said Rosenfield.

Rosenfield and Stine expect the move from Colorado to Utah should be complete within thirty days and customers should see very little interruption of shipping.

For further information, please contact customerservice@aerotech-rocketry.com or service@questaerospace.com.

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:04 AM
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What A fun time to be in the sport!...
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:46 PM
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Best wishes and success on the new business merger.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:07 PM
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Wild!

I wonder if this means that Estes will stop buying Aerotech motors for relabeling. Quest is pretty small compared to Estes, but they do compete in the same market.

Best of luck!
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:45 PM
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Wow - just... wow!
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:05 AM
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Estes tends to be steady on its plans.

This is interesting from a business continuity basis for AT in particular as Gary is the same age as me or thereabouts and has to be thinking about retirement at some point in the forseeable future.

This is an interesting event from two folks who have been central to the NAR based model rocketry experience for decades each.

I am pretty sure DOJ will not be doing an anti-trust investigation on this merger.

Congrats Bill and Gary and families!

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Is Nettie still going to be working for the new company?
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:32 AM
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What I gather on TRF is she's not making the move - one known casualty of the merger so far.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:07 PM
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Congrats to all partys involved.
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Wild!

Quest is pretty small compared to Estes, but they do compete in the same market.

Best of luck!


But claims to be leader?

Quest is widely known as a leader in the beginner and education markets for model rockets
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