Founded in 1972, rtc was originally known as research and trading corporation. The founder had a vision and a desire to become the best fall protection provider in the industry. Over the years rtc has succeeded in doing just that: we are now the leading provider in fall arrest systems and harnesses.In the following 40 years, the safety industry saw a number of changes. One primary change in the industry was the adoption of production and quality standards by the occupational safety and health administration (osha) along with the american national standards institute (ansi), standards that had been in place at rtc. Our commitment to quality is one that all others must meet in order to produce safe and secure systems.In 1996, rtc fall protection saw another change; sellstrom acquired the company to work in conjunction with their product offerings of eye, face, and head, hearing, welding, and other personal protective equipment. Sellstrom has been in the safety industry nearly 90 years, bringing a depth of experience that added to rtc and the developing fall protection industry.