About

The Corrosion Control Division of Atlas Industries was founded in 1972, by Clint Reph and Bill Baer. Corrosion Control started as an industrial coatings and urethane foam insulation company, servicing many industrial clients.  The company worked in the steel industry, power generation, water treatment industry, and chemical processing industry.  During this time, Clint developed a proprietary process of repairing on-line leaks on process piping, ducting, and tanks.  This quickly became very popular amongst Corrosion Control’s various industrial clients, as it would avoid costly downtime of having to shut critical systems down for repair.  The process is to stop a leak on-line, by proprietary methods, and then reinforce it with a fiberglass laminate system.  This leak repair method grew primarily in the steel industry but also is used at most of RAK’s customer facilities.

In 1985, Atlas Industries sold Corrosion Control to Clint Reph and it became RAK Corrosion Control, a new company with the same people and leadership. Guy Reph, Clint’s son started working for Corrosion Control in 1976. Clint retired in 1991 and Guy took over the reins as president of the company.  Guy further grew the leak repair side of the business, while continuing to service RAK’s industrial coatings clients.  Guy and his wife, Tari, ran the company until 2018, when it was sold to the third-generation owner and their son, Chris Reph who began working for the company in 2002.

RAK prides itself on being a true family run organization.  RAK employs multiple sets of fathers and sons, brothers, cousins, and grandfathers and grandsons.  RAK continues to be a leader and innovator in the leak repair industry doing its work safely and efficiently.  RAK values it’s business relationships and greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide service to its clients.  RAK strives to provide unmatched safety, performance, customer service, and value to all its customers.  If we ever fall short in these areas, or any other, please do not hesitate to contact RAK’s office and speak to Chris Reph directly.

Our Clients Include:

  • ATI Technologies
  • BFGoodrich
  • Nipsco
  • Arcelor Mittal Steel US
  • Dover Chemical
  • GEON Company
  • Noveon
  • Ford Motor Company
  • BP Chemicals
  • Severstal Steel USA
  • EES Coke
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
  • Indianapolis Coke Corporation
  • RRI Steel
  • Allegheny Ludlum
  • DTE Energy
  • Cinergy
  • Reliant Energy
  • LWD Inc.
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Roger & Sons
  • Mountain State Carbon
  • Aristech Chemical
  • Marathon/Ashland Oil Inc
  • Drummond Company
  • Elco Inc.
  • Lubrizol
  • Akron Energy Systems
  • City of Akron Water
  • Nalco Chemical
  • Ashta Chemical
  • North Lake Steel
  • Inovene
  • Mid Con Construction
  • Omnova Solutions
  • Telamon Construction
  • Advanced Industrial Services
  • Precision Environmental
  • Eaton Corporation
  • GE
  • Cytec
  • Estabrook
  • ABC Coke
  • H-P Products
  • Lafarge Great Lakes Region
  • National Machinery
  • North Point Engineering
  • Poly-Carb
  • Pro-Quip