FINDING OUR NICHE
By 1990 Ray Allen Mfg. was acknowledged as the world leader in Professional tactical K9 Equipment and prepared to move into a new and larger facility. Ray H. Allen had continued to be involved with the company. The Howard family brought Ray to a Police Trials event in the late ’80s and gave him a T-shirt that read: “I AM Ray Allen!” There are still stories circulating throughout the office about the size of Ray’s smile while he was wearing that shirt and the incredible number of people that came up to him just to shake his hand. We lost Ray in December of 1990 but not before he lived long enough to see his company reach some lofty accomplishments.
Through the ’90s, the company prospered and continued to provide innovative products to the industry. Our relationships with K-9 professionals and unrelenting work in the field allowed us to perfect existing products and develop more innovative merchandise for use in the K9 world. That trend continues today.
RAY ALLEN TODAY
Frank W. Howard’s ownership of Ray Allen Manufacturing Company, Inc., came to an end in early May 2007. We are now formally known as Ray Allen Manufacturing, LLC. We still consider Ray Allen Manufacturing to be a family business and have many employees that have over 20 years with the company. The Ray Allen Manufacturing brand and commitment to building the best gear and equipment for the Professional K9 market continues. In 2007, we added to our Professional K9 family with the purchase of Signature K9, a leader in the US military K9 market. More recently, in 2014 Ray Allen Manufacturing added J&J Dog Supplies, a leader in the competition dog obedience and agility markets.
Ray Allen Manufacturing continues to be the only supplier of working dog equipment with a complete offering of all the products necessary to properly train K9's, including tactical gear. We are persistent in developing new and innovative tactical dog products for this ever-expanding industry and always welcome new product ideas from our loyal customers or anyone in the business for that matter.
Even now, our mission remains the same: To be the world leader in quality and innovation of professional K9 equipment for police, military, schutzhund and ring sport; exceed our customer’s expectations; and deliver on time, every time, at a fair price.