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In Remembrance of Wayne Morris

It is with great sadness that we tell you, our friends and customers, that Wayne Morris passed away on Saturday evening, February 28th after a brief illness. He was 62.  Wayne was our co-worker, colleague and friend.  He worked with us at R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. for 18-1/2 years, starting out in the factory as a welder then moving into the office.  Most of you reading this probably don't know who Wayne was.  While he didn't have direct contact with our customers, everyone who has seen our catalog, surfed our web site, viewed our ad in a magazine or our banner ad on a web site, is familiar with Wayne's work.  There isn't an image, chart, diagram, advertisement, banner ad, catalog or spec sheet that Wayne didn't touch in some way.  He worked behind the scenes, digitally enhancing photos, creating product renderings and animations, editing videos, doing the digital layout work for literature and trade show displays.  He will be missed and hard to replace.

Wayne also had his own business, Morris Sound Company, which provided professional sound services to customers all around northwest Iowa. From a simple microphone and PA system to a full complement of equipment for bands and performers, Morris Sound was the go-to pro.  He was deeply committed to the Cherokee Community Theater, the annual Jazz & Blues Festival and many other local organizations and events.  Those are some of the reasons he was chosen as Cherokee’s Citizen of the Year in 2008. His knowledge of how to install sound and light systems for all kinds of events will be missed.

Pilot Rock offers outdoor site furnishings and signage for public, commercial and government parks and campgrounds; streetscapes and landscapes; athletic and recreational facilities; schools and colleges, and businesses.

Our goal is to help you
Enjoy the Outdoors!

Pilot Rock brand products include an expanding line of park benches and picnic tables and accessible picnic tables.

No picnicking or camping experience is complete without cooking on a charcoal grill or a campfire ring. The aroma of grilled foods and the sights and sounds of an evening campfire are camping traditions ... just like Pilot Rock.

Keep those public areas neat and clean with trash and recycling containers. Collecting trash doesn’t have to be ugly! 

Let your customers and patrons know what to do and where to go with custom signs and graphics.

R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. has designed and manufactured the Pilot Rock brand of products in the United States since 1959.  All products are commercial duty, designed to withstand constant exposure to the elements and the public.

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