New Jersey, known for its numerous pharmaceutical company headquarters, has elections for both of its legislative chambers this year, so it's no surprise that Big Pharma has donated heavily to the RLSC, although the pharmaceutical industry has been generous to both major parties.
Other notable large donations to the RLSC include $250,000 from the US Chamber of Commerce, $210,000 from health insurer Anthem, $110,000 from General Motors, $105,000 from Wal-Mart and $101,000 from tobacco company Reynolds American.
Interestingly, the RLSC was passed amid conflict between the
the government enacted the RLSC and a series of MPPEP resolutions
have questioned whether the enactment of the RLSC was a short-sighted
With respect to the RLSC, Derman and Miskel stated that:
In addition to working with the NGB, the RLSC also provides robot sustainment and training support to the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and other joint services.
"It allows the utilization of equipment that is already in the government's inventory and draws on more than a decade of experience that the RLSC has to offer," he continued.
In 1967 Bill Jones left his teaching position at Iowa to focus entirely on RLSC. The company had annual revenues of $15 million and Bill felt that his company could make a huge difference and impact on society.
During the next 20 years RLSC continued to grow and prosper.
Still RLSC was highly successful, and Bill felt that they needed to build or acquire broader skill and product sets if the company was to really grow beyond the core selection business.
In October 1987, Bill Jones, his son John (i.e., President of RLSC) and Trey Kramer (i.e., Chief Legal Officer) traveled to Hawthorne Research headquarters to meet with Jim Collins and the investment firm that brokered the event.