ICS Magazine

PMF founder Passien dies

June 6, 2011

Renold (Ray) Passien died March 9 in Mesa, Arizona. 40 years ago Ray moved his family from Campbell, Calif. to Klamath Falls, Ore. where he started a machine shop that became Production Metal Forming Inc.

Ray worked with pioneers in the steam extraction carpet cleaning machine industry and created tools and stainless steel tubing products, eventually he starting his own line of carpet and upholstery cleaning tools and received several patents; PMF is now a leading manufacturer of carpet, upholstery, hard surface cleaning tools and accessories that are “Made in the USA.” www.Pmftools.com.