From PED to Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd.

Founded in 2001, Prototype Equipment Design (PED), was much more than a prototype design company. In 2017, we rebranded as Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd. to better reflect our West Coast location and the broadened scope of our business. Today, Rainhouse has become an established force in the North American CNC machining and manufacturing industry.



New 8-Axis Turning 

Nakamura-Tome WT150ii
Max. Turning Diameter: 190mm
Max. Turning Length: 515mm
Left Spindle Speed: 4,500 RPM
Right Spindle Speed: 5,000 RPM
LNS Bar Feeder: 1200mm (L) | 65mm (D)



Rainhouse Celebrates 20 Years in the Industry

Like many things in life, this journey has come with challenges but has also brought joy, growth, and the best team!



A Step into Automation

Fanuc Robodrill D21MiB5adv
X-Axis: 500mm
Y-Axis: 400mm
Z-Axis: 400mm
Spindle Speed: 12,000 RPM

Fanuc Robot M-10iD/12
Payload: 12KG
Controlled Axes: 6
Reach: 1441mm



Expansion of headquarters

As big believers in innovation, Rainhouse created an in-house research and development (R&D) department. We have accomplished working with an international consortium to develop smart cutting tools.



New 5 Axis Milling

Matsuura MX-520
Work Envelope mm(in):
710x350H (27.95×13.77H)*with conditions
Spindle Speed: 12,000 RPM



Chris Lichty and Kory Pollner Become Rainhouse Shareholders

Throughout this long and exciting journey, Ray found two allies who share his vision and demonstrate their passion for what they do every day. Seeing their full potential and love for what they do, in 2019, Ray decided to offer Kory Pollner and Chris Lichty to buy into the company, and they now hold 22% of Rainhouse shares.



Rainhouse Holds its First Engineering Showcase

Rainhouse’s annual engineering showcase creates an opportunity for local students to exhibit their engineering projects as well as increases awareness of opportunities available in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) fields by creating networking opportunities for students, industry, and the general public.



Prototype Equipment Design rebrands to Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd.

PED changed its name and appearance to better reflect our West Coast location, and the broadened scope of our business.




PED is a Canadian Controlled Goods registered, ISO 9001:2015 certified, and Class MA Boiler and Pressure Vessel Licenced (License No.: LPB0201365) company headquartered in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. 



New Coordinate-Measuring Machine (CMM)

Made to Measure Blackhawk
X-Axis: 600mm
Y-Axis: 800mm
Z-Axis: 500mm
Software: Renishaw’s MODUS



New Capabilities Acquired

1. Manncorp Pick and Place machine for printed circuit board assembly.
2. Our first 3D Printer.

August 2010


Chris Lichty was hired

Chris is passionate about learning how things work and all things manufacturing. He is an experienced machinist with 15+ years’ experience who can make almost any imaginable part a reality.

May 2009


Teresa Wong was hired

Teresa is a leader at Rainhouse with responsibilities including the oversight of our supply chain coordination, electronic manufacturing services, and office management.



PED expanded its office space to 528 William Street

The company’s success was showing as they had numerous projects, new partnerships, and some growing pains.

November 2004


Kory Pollner was hired

A west coast native, born on Vancouver Island, Kory has 25+ years’ experience in machining and manufacturing. Kory can basically do it all; he is a great machinist, critical thinker, and creative problem solver. 



PED moved its headquarters to 532 William Street

PED was doing very well adding 3 new CNC machines to it’s capabilities until clientele began to go for lower cost and lower quality manufacturers overseas. Under these circumstances, Ray had to pivot and not only specialize in private company projects but redirect his focus to the marine and defence industries as well as continuing to build strong interpersonal connections with his clients.



Prototype Equipment Design (PED) was founded by Ray Brougham

PED started in Ray’s basement with a manual lathe and his first FP4NC machine. The company specialized in private company projects and building strong interpersonal connections with its clients.