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Picnic Table Strength Comparison

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We demonstrate the strength of Pilot Rock steel picnic tables vs. a competitor's copy

The Dangers of Decorative Firerings

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See a demonstration of why decorative firerings with cutout designs fail to fulfill the true purpose of campfire rings.

The Varmint Defiant Trash Lid at Work

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Watch as a raccoon's raid on a trash can is foiled by the Pilot Rock Varmint Defiant trash can lid

Pilot Rock TM-500 Picnic Table Mover

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See a demonstration of how the Pilot Rock TM-500 picnic table mover attaches and balances the load.

Enjoy the Outdoors with Pilot Rock!

Help Dan Bechtel with Medical Costs.
An account has been set up at Central Bank in Cherokee to help Dan Bechtel with his medical costs. Dan has been part of our team at R.J. Thomas Mfg. for more than 17 years. For over 11 weeks Dan has been hospitalized with complications from pancreatitis.  Recently Dan was able to come home, but will require home care for some time as he recuperates.  We’d encourage Dan’s co-workers and friends to make a contribution to assist with medical bills and other expenses.  Make your contribution to the: Dan R. Bechtel Benefit Account, and send it to Central Bank, 401 W. Main St., Cherokee, IA 51012. The Bank’s phone number is 712-225-2546. Website:   Thank you! And please pass this message along. Get well soon, Dan!

RJ 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. We offer products for public, commercial, and government parks and campgrounds; streetscapes and landscapes; athletic and recreational facilities; schools and colleges; & businesses and individuals. 

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

No picnicking or camping experience is complete without cooking on a charcoal grill or campfire ringThe 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. Don't forget to let your customers and patrons know what to do and where to go with custom signs and graphics.


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