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Ryko is the largest manufacturer of car wash equipment in North America.

Ryko manufactures a full line of friction and touch free roll-over car, and van washes along with conveyorized, drive through and self-service car wash equipment.  Ryko also offers a full line of car wash accessories.

With Ryko, you always get the best Available car wash!

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HP Turbo Wash


The HP Turbo Wash is a new and powerful High Pressure cleaning option for the SoftGloss Maxx.  Turbo nozzles above and zero degree rotating wheel blaster nozzles below provide maximum cleaning results and  create an impressive high-pressure touch free wash option for the #1 rollover friction wash in the car wash industry. 

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Ryko Prevails in Legal Dispute with Nationwide Wash Systems Regarding Enforceability of Distributor Contract

Grimes, IA (June 23,2011) -- Ryko Manufacturing Company, Inc., North Americas largest manufacturer of car wash equipment and a major provider of service support and chemicals to the industry, has prevailed in its legal action against its former distributor, Nationwide Wash Systems, Inc. of Minnesota.

Federal Magistrate Judge Celeste Bremer, seated on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, filed her decision in May 2011 and ruled in Ryko's favor on claims that Nationwide had failed to pay Ryko certain amounts due for parts and whole goods purchases.  In addition, the Judge denied all of Nationwide's counterclaims including the allegation that Ryko had breached its 2008 distributorship agreement with Nationwide.

The two-year long case stemmed from both Nationwide’s failure to pay on unpaid account balances and interest on goods purchased by Nationwide and whether Ryko owed Nationwide rebates and credits under the terms of the distribution contract between the two parties, an assertion that the Judge felt Nationwide failed to establish.

“As a leading car care industry supplier, we’re committed to actively strengthening our distributor network. This case was important in assuring that our rights were identified and protected, especially as it relates to the enforceability of our distributor contracts,” explained Steven L’Heureux, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ryko.



Hill & Foss’ Jim Rennie Joins Ryko as Eastern Region Sales Manager

GRIMES, IA (June 30, 2011) Ryko Manufacturing Company, Inc.,  North America’s largest manufacturer of car wash equipment and a major provider of service support and chemicals to the industry, has announced that it has  acquired and will fully integrate the brand, assets and operations  of Hill & Foss, the company’s second largest distributor.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The move provides Ryko with direct sales and service support for customers in the states of Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina.  As part of the acquisition, Ryko also announced that Jim Rennie, Hill & Foss’ long-term Sales Manager has joined the company as Eastern Regional Sales Manager and Tom Foss will stay with the company in a transitional consultant role.

 “Hill & Foss has been a key anchor in Ryko’s distribution system for 35 years and we are very pleased to fold their expertise and well-earned recognition in the Southeast into an expanded direct sales and service effort for the region as a whole,” explained Steven L’Heureux, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ryko.   “We want to assure Hill & Foss’ more than 400 customers that we are already working to make this a seamless transition so that there is no gap in the professionalism and quality service they have come to expect.”



Career Opportunities

VP, Manufacturing & Operations:

An exciting opportunity for a degreed individual with proven experience in strategic management of a $75MM plus manufacturing operation. Seeking someone with strong MRP and cost reduction experience.

VP, Technical Services:

Professional position for a degreed individual with P&L management responsibility for a service organization comprised of 200 plus technical reports. Seeking someone with strong revenue growth expertise.

VP, Marketing:

Degreed professional with depth of experience in creative marketing program development involving the domestic and global marketplace. Seeking someone with previous high dollar capital equipment promotion.

VP, Human Resources:

Executive opportunity for a degreed individual with proven generalist strategic human resource management experience of a nationwide workforce. Seeking someone with strong acquisition, career development, succession planning, safety, etc. expertise.

Financial Analyst:

Opportunity for an individual with a Bachelors with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance. Assist management to measure, analyze and communicate risk of products and services. Seeking someone with strong financial modeling experience.


Seeking a degreed procurement professional with aggressive cost containment and reduction strategy with proven results, strong MRP background, and a creative solutions mind set. Experience in capital equipment manufacturing environments a plus.

Service Technicians:

Seeking technical professionals with strong customer service and electro-mechanical equipment installation and maintenance expertise to assist in Ryko's customer focused growth initiatives. Ryko employs field service professional throughout the United States.

Product Marketing Manager:

Seeking degreed individual (business and/or marketing) with expertise in growing revenues with an industrial consumable products company; ideal candidate would also have proven experience building consumer brands. This position will be responsible for growing Ryko's complete line of car care chemical based solutions.

Manufacturing Electronics Technician:

Seeking individuals with Associates Degree or above in electronics with 3 - 5 years experience in wiring, troubleshooting, and repair of circuit boards and electronic devices.

Microsoft VB.Net Programmer: 

Seeking an individual with a BS in computer science or other programming field with 5 years VB.Net experience and experience accessing IBM i data using DB/2 for i, in addition to experience with Microsoft SQL Server and indepth Microsoft Office macro creation and maintenance. Strong web design skills and desire to coach team members a plus.

Grow with the leading technology provider to the carwash industry!

Ryko values diversity and feels it is important to create a workforce that has a broader appreciation of individual differences. Building and promoting strong multicultural relationships wherever the company has a presence is important at Ryko.

Ryko currently employs 140 people at its location in Grimes, with another 190 representing the company around the United States.

Ryko provides competitive compensation, access to progressive technology and training methods, advancement opportunities and excellent benefits. These packages may include comprehensive medical, dental insurance, prescription drug insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, profit sharing and 401(k) with a company match.

Ryko is under new ownership and is looking for creative, talented and forward-thinking executives to join their leadership team and help them drive accelerated growth.

Email a resume & cover letter to hrdm@ryko.com