Jim Martin and family 2021

Cal-West Rain Co-Founder, Jim Martin, Dies at 78

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Jim Martin, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on January 17, 2022. Jim was born May 13, 1943, to Kenneth and Bonnie Martin and was raised in Madera, CA.  He graduated from Madera High School and California State University Fresno. He married his high school sweetheart, Jeannette Alves, in 1963. Jim began his lifelong career in agriculture, working with …

Susan Rathbun retires from Cal-West Rain

Celebrating Susan Rathbun’s Many Contributions

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After more than 30 years of dedicated service, Cal-West Rain is honored to announce the retirement of Susan Rathbun, effective December 31, 2020. Susan joined the company months after its founding in 1989 and worked behind the scenes supporting the Cal-West Rain sales team by providing irrigation system designs, project materials lists, project scheduling, and more to “keep the wheels …

Cal-West Rain to acquire certain assets of Water-Ways

Cal-West Rain to Acquire Certain Assets of Water-Ways

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Cal-West Rain Inc. has announced an agreement in principle to acquire certain assets of Water-Ways Irrigation Engineers Inc. based in Bakersfield, CA. Founded in 1950 by Victor Tkac, Water-Ways has served growers across the Southern San Joaquin Valley for over 70 years. “We are thrilled with our agreement with Heather Tkac to acquire certain Water-Ways assets while supporting their customers …

COVID-19 Response

CWR Response Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Note: We will continue updating this page with additional news and information as it becomes available. Cal-West Rain continues to take actions to protect the health and safety of our employees and our communities while continuing to serve our customers amid the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated June 19, 2020 at 12:32 pm PST Dear Valued Customer, As …

Values, Vision and Mission

Values, Vision and Mission Statement

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Core Values Integrity • Respect • Teamwork • Excellence Vision Cal-West Rain is one company united in utilizing the best people and the latest technology in an open working environment to preserve resources for the benefit of customers, employees, vendors, and our community. Mission Cal-West Rain provides professional lasting solutions and services for all aspects of custom water delivery for …

Tom Weber - CalWest Rain Irrigation Monitoring & Controls

Cal-West Rain Invests in Irrigation Automation

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Cal-West Rain is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Weber to lead their Irrigation Monitoring and Controls Division. A San Joaquin Valley native, Tom joins Cal-West Rain with over 20 years experience in the irrigation industry, most recently with WiseConn, a leading irrigation automation equipment manufacturer. “From farm machinery to irrigation and harvesting, technology has become a key factor …

CalWest Rain new offices - Kerman, CA

New Construction in Kerman

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In April 2019, Cal-West Rain finished construction on a new 8,800 sq. ft office for our headquarters in Kerman, CA. This is a major investment for our company and the first step to upgrading all the facilities at the Kerman location. After years of patchwork additions dating back to 1989, this initiative will provide totally new facilities in key areas …

Jim Martin (l), Rick Skaff (c), Larry Isheim (r)

Cal-West Rain Plans for the Future

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When we started Cal-West Rain in 1989 our goal was to build a leading pump and irrigation business to serve and support a wide variety of agriculture operations across the San Joaquin Valley. Although a lot has changed during our nearly 30 years in business, the goals remain the same, provide outstanding service, top-quality products, and support the communities where …