Located in Secaucus, New Jersey, Rose Brand Wipers Inc. is a leader in theatrical draperies and production supplies in the entertainment, educational, and exhibition space. This "MADE in New Jersey" manufacturing businesses fabricates custom stage curtains and assemblies for venues ranging from Broadway productions to school auditoriums and have been doing so since 1921. Clients come to Rose Brand Wipers because of their ability to fabricate custom complex tracks, incorporating the latest fabrics, and electronically controlled motorized systems. Rose Brand Wipers specializes in transforming a space to create an immersive environment for anyone in attendance, no matter the audience.
If we didn’t have the R&D tax credits, I’m not sure we would have had the ability to make some of the acquisitions that help Rose Brand Wipers maintain its standing as an industry leader.
Rose Brand Wipers heard about another manufacturing business partnering with NJMEP to explore incentive programs. After reaching out to NJMEP, a complimentary business assessment was conducted to gain an understanding of the company and its manufacturing processes. At first, leadership dismissed R&D tax credits, stating no R&D was conducted at the facility. NJMEP’s account manager insisted they meet with the subject matter expert to explore what qualifies as R&D. Many manufacturers immediately envision lab coats and clean rooms when R&D is being discussed. However, nearly every manufacturer requires some form of innovation or has developed or is constantly developing new processes that allow them to perform their job better, safer, or produce their products more efficiently.
“Learning about R&D tax credits came around at just the right time because we were going to move into areas with much more trial and error,” Bob Bertrand, Rose Brand Wipers General Manager stated. NJMEP worked with Rose Brand Wipers to conduct a close-up inspection of their facility and operations. After a preliminary review and the eligible R&D costs were reviewed, NJMEP combined this information with additional organizational data to provide Rose Brand Wipers an approximate federal R&D tax credit. NJMEP then helped the client through the process, supporting the manufacturers' needs every step of the way to secure the largest possible R&D tax credit. The tax credits they received continue to help their organization expand and grow in New Jersey.