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Old August 13th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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August 13, 2011

RPM is an LLC started in 1997 owned and operated solely by Rick Fuqua. RPM has remained a successful manufacturer, seller and servicer of screen printing equipment for nearly 14 years.

RPM recently settled a legal dispute with M&R Printing Equipment, Inc. on terms wholly satisfactory to both parties. This settlement gives RPM the undisputed rights to utilize certain features on its RPM Revolution, but no other seller of machines that might be similar to the Revolution is granted any rights to use these features.

Next, RPM’s vendor and exclusive contractual relationships were recently compromised in an unethical and unlawful manner by another party, to the substantial detriment of RPM and the market place. These actions will not be tolerated, nor will they affect RPM’s continued existence and success.

RPM continues in business with no plans or agreements to sell or to authorize any company or person to represent itself as an RPM agent or replacement entity. Any person or business representing a product or products similar to RPM’s with the complete digital / electronic features, including the features licensed from M&R, the totality of which make the RPM Revolution unique in the market, would be in violation of the above mentioned rights and agreements between RPM and M&R. Those rights will be aggressively enforced against all infringing parties, and notice thereof is hereby given to any purchasers of such products.

Rick Fuqua

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8565 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
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Old August 13th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm glad to hear you chime in on this rick. I was wondering what was up.
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Old August 14th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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BOOM!!

And that reputation that preceded someone has come to complete fruition.

How much money does anyone want to put on the fact that we WON'T be hearing any apologies from certain individuals.

Rick, I'm very glad to hear this. The way SRI talks about his press had me pulling for you guys!
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Old August 14th, 2011, 03:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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So essentially what improvements will be on the RPM that won't be on the Mustang. just to identify and value the price for feature differential between the two similar brands?
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Maybe a side by side feature comparison is in order.
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Old August 14th, 2011, 12:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is my understanding of what is going on based on information that has been given to me. Maybe Rick can clarify.


The Mustang is being built by the same company that made the RPM for Rick. Rick's exclusive with that company was not renewed by that company due to a low sales track record RPM had selling the presses. The company will now be making the presses branded as the Mustang and will probably still make some for Rick with the RPM brand label on them. The Mustang will not have the feature on it that M&R sued Rick over. Any presses made with the RPM logo on them that would be distributed through Rick could still have that feature due to the agreement Rick has with M&R. And no, it is not the revolver mode.

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Old August 14th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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And who has given you that information you are basing this assumption on? That is totally opposite what I was told.
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And who has given you that information you are basing this assumption on? That is totally opposite what I was told.

It did not all come from who you think.. Could be your sources are wrong. Could be mine are wrong. Could be both are wrong. Could be one is right. I do know the company that actually made the RPM for Rick is now making the Mustang. And I do know the Mustang will not have the stuff on it M&R sued Rick over.
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It did not all come from who you think.. Could be your sources are wrong. Could be mine are wrong. Could be both are wrong. Could be one is right. I do know the company that actually made the RPM for Rick is now making the Mustang. And I do know the Mustang will not have the stuff on it M&R sued Rick over.
But at the end of the day you still have to deal with Barnes so you are screwed either way.
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But at the end of the day you still have to deal with Barnes so you are screwed either way.

That is your opinion based on never having dealt with him directly. Or have you? If so please tell us your personal story.




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