Discover Our History | From PED to Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd.

Explore Rainhouse’s history. From its inception as Prototype Equipment Design (PED) in 2001 to its rebranding as Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd in 2017, our company’s journey has been one of growth and evolution. Today, Rainhouse is a prominent player in the North American CNC machining and manufacturing industry, driven by our passion for excellence and innovation.



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)



A Step into Automation

Zeiss Duramax
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



New 3-Axis Milling

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



Rainhouse Celebrates 20 Years of History

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



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 the opportunity to Kory Pollner and Chris Lichty to buy into the company.



New Pick and Place Machine

Manncorp Pick and Place machine for printed circuit board assembly.



Rainhouse Holds its First Engineering Showcase

Rainhouse’s engineering showcase creates an opportunity for local students to exhibit their latest projects as well as increases awareness of opportunities available in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 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.



New Certifications

Controlled Goods registered.



New Coordinate-Measuring Machine (CMM)

Made to Measure Blackhawk
X-Axis: 600mm
Y-Axis: 800mm
Z-Axis: 500mm 


New Certifications

1. ISO 9001:2015 certified.
2. Class MA Boiler and Pressure Vessel Licenced (License No.: LPB0201365).



New Capabilities Acquired

Manncorp Pick and Place machine and reflow oven for printed circuit board assembly.



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.


PED Expanded its Office Space to 528 William Street

Rainhouse adds 6 CNC machining centres. The company’s success was showing as they had numerous projects, new partnerships, and some growing pains.



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.



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 well adding 2 CNC machines to its capabilities. Ray began specializing in private company projects in 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

Our company’s history started as PED in Ray’s basement. Armed with a manual lathe and his first FP4NC machine, the company specialized in private company projects and building strong interpersonal connections with its clients.