About Us

Robert R. Rayfield and Associates, Inc. is a family business which was founded in March of 1982 by Robert Rayfield as a can making consulting firm specializing in Nitrogen Gas Flushing Systems for the snack food industry. The company added an end stamping operation to its organization in 1984.

Robert R. Rayfield and Associates continues the press operations to stamp out metal ends for can bodies. The steel, either tinplate or aluminum coated backplate, arrives in sheets which are then scroll sheared into strips then fed into a double die stamping press.

By scroll cutting the sheets, the maximum usage of the steel is observed, thereby saving material and lowering the cost of each end. The press is capable of converting the strips into ends at a rate of over 30,000 ends per hour. These ends are continually inspected, then packaged and ready for shipment.

Because Robert R. Rayfield and Associates have a low overhead, we can offer our product at a competitive price and with over 43 years of experience, we can offer a decidedly superior product. The staff of Robert R. Rayfield and Associates has dedicated themselves to providing quality, service, and satisfaction to their customers.

 


 

R. Regan Rayfield, President
Regan began his career in the can industry with Owens-Illinois Metal Container Operations, then transferred to the Composite Can plant in Perrysburg, OH, where he held a number of positions.

He became Plant Manager for the General Can Co. facility in Perrysburg and later in 1982 joined his father and brother in their new endeavor. Regan is well versed in the metal end business and has been president of the company since 2000.

 

Garrett Rayfield, Vice President
Garrett graduated from Owens Community College in 2001 with his Associates Degree in Business Administration. He then enrolled at The University of Toledo and graduated in 2004 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Garrett worked while attending college both in the office and on the line as a press operator from 1999-2006. He joined his father full time at the company in September 2006 and is eager to continue the tradition of service and quality.

 

Cheryl Rayfield, Executive Secretary
A graduate of The University of Toledo in 1973, Cheryl held several management positions until joining the family business in 1990. Her experience has led to an efficiently managed office.

 

Meghan Rayfield, Executive Assistant
Meghan graduated from The University of Toledo in 2006 with her Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Human Resources, and minoring in Business Law.

She worked in Human Resources for Hickory Farms and The Andersons, Inc. before joining The University of Toledo’s Human Resources department for seven years. Meghan joined her husband Garrett in the family business in November 2015.