RB Digital is a division of Rubenstein RB Digital Inc., a privately held, Canadian-owned company in existence since 1864. The company consists of approximately 100 employees and associates with locations in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver, and sales agents in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.
The 55,000 square foot facility in Montreal is the company’s flagship location and houses bright modern showrooms, two in-house training facilities and two walk-up counters where customers can consult directly with technical or parts specialists.
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In 1864 - Three years before the Confederation of Canada, Rubenstein Bros. was established in downtown Montreal by Polish immigrant Max Rubenstein as a brass foundry specializing in metal parts for horse and carriage harnesses. Nickel, bronze and silver plating as well as a small machine shop were added around the turn of the century under the guidance of the second generation of Rubenstein brothers.
The most prominent of this generation of Rubensteins was Louis, a world champion figure skater, president of the Canadian Wheelsman Association, the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada and a member of the Canadian and U.S. Figure Skating Halls of Fame. Not only a sports celebrity, Louis Rubenstein was also politically involved in the city that he loved, serving as a Montreal city alderman for 17 years. Today, a permanent memorial to Louis Rubenstein stands in Fletchers Field at the corner of Parc and Mount Royal Avenues in Montreal. (Inspiring Figure: The Louis Rubenstein Story is a half-hour video biography on the life of this exceptional athlete, visionary, philanthropist, and civic leader. To request a copy contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
In 1929 - Louis Rubenstein - bachelor and last surviving partner - sold Rubenstein Bros. to Jack and Dave Becker, who were button and trimming suppliers to Montreal's burgeoning needle trade. The Beckers used the Rubenstein foundry and machine shop to manufacture the Beaver Cloth Cutting Machine, P.O. boxes for Canada Post, electrical intersections for Montreal's streetcars, and to support the WWII war effort by fabricating landing gear components for RAF and RCAF aircraft.
Rubenstein Bros., already firmly entrenched in the cutting rooms of the garment industry, expanded into sewing, pressing and distribution systems after World War II when they began importing home-use sewing machines. Rubenstein Bros. enjoyed considerable growth during these post-war years and opened sales offices in Toronto in 1947, Winnipeg in 1949, Vancouver in 1995 and Edmonton in 2001.
In 1959 - the senior Beckers retired, and the business was taken over by a new generation of entrepreneurs. This generation spearheaded thirty years of growth, and has now been replaced by a 6th generation of owner-operators who are committed to celebrating the past and embracing the future.
In recent times - Rubenstein Bros. sought new opportunities to replace declining apparel production in Canada. In the year 2000, Rubenstein began to leverage its expertise to supply companies in garment decoration, garment printing, wide format digital printing, fabric printing, trophies, awards, and advertising specialties. Each of its five locations features hands-on showrooms and training facilities for the hardware and software needed to power these new applications.
In 2014 - Rubenstein celebrates 150 years in business, and renamed itself Rubenstein RB Digital Inc. Each of its satellite locations is being integrated into a fully centralized system to offer best of breed product and talent everywhere in the country.
Rubenstein Bros. is a privately held, 100% Canadian owned firm, serving the Canadian Sewn Products, Embroidery, and Digital Printing Industries since 1864. Today, the company is made up of approximately 50 employees and associates with sales and service locations in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Edmonton and Vancouver.