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Red Bud Industries Voted #1 for Coil Processing in Metal Center News "Top Equipment Brands" Survey
May 2021

For the fifth time in the last six years, Red Bud Industries has been ranked #1 for Coil Processing Equipment in the Metal Center News "Top Equipment Brands" survey. Since our humble beginning in 1959, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the best possible solutions for our customers and providing them with the service and support they need for continued success. This award is a true testament that our team is making a difference in the industry and more importantly, positively impacting our loyal customers with whom we have built a relationship extending over three generations. Thank you to all of our partners that voted in this year's survey. We look forward to partnering with you for years to come.

Metal Center News 2021 Top Equipment Brand Survey Results

Varsteel Ltd. Installs Red Bud Industries Heavy Gauge Cut-To-Length with Stretcher Leveler
Varsteel Ltd., a steel service center located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, recently installed a Red Bud Industries Heavy Gauge Cut-To-Length Line with Stretcher Leveler. With a 1.00” (25 mm) x 96” (2438 mm) capacity, the new line is one of the largest Cut-To-Length Lines in North America.

The new line includes a number of unique features. Coils can be pre-prepped before being automatically loaded onto the Uncoiler. A Pop Top 1200 HP Flattener was also provided. The unit was specially designed to remove heavy crossbow in preparation for stretching. In addition, the unit can be opened with the push of a button to allow easy access to the work rolls and backups for cleaning and maintenance. The Red Bud Stretcher is a 3000 ton T4 unit that includes a 50 ft (15,240 mm) stretch bed. The unit also includes Red Bud’s Quick Draw Technology that produces the fastest cycle times in the industry as well as Red Bud’s “SUREGRIP®” long lasting metallic grippers that prevent slippage when running high strength and/or oily material. A 300 ton Shear with quick-change blades was also provided.

Varsteel’s new line consists of a Coil Stage & Load System with automatic coil loading, Dual Cone Uncoiler, Heavy Gauge Peeler Breaker, Crop Shear, Pop Top Precision Straightener, Rotating Brush Dust Collector System, Thread System, T4 Stretcher Leveler, Servo Roll Feed, 300 ton Variable Rake Shear with quick change blades, and a Heavy Gauge Drop Stacker with End Discharge Rollouts.

Stretcher Leveler at Varsteel Ltd.

Camden Yards’ Red Bud Industries Stretcher Leveler Featured in Modern Metals Magazine
Camden Yards Steel, a flat-rolled steel service center in Camden, New Jersey, was recently featured in Modern Metals magazine with an article showcasing their new .500" (12.7 mm) x 96" (2438 mm) Red Bud Industries Stretcher Leveler Half-Line Retrofit. In this article, Camden Yards’ CEO, Mike Amato, Sr., explains what their deciding factor was in ultimately choosing Red Bud Industries. The equipment also included a new Shear with Quick-Change Shear Blades, a Dust Collection System, and a new 40' (12,000 mm) Stacker featuring 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) Stack Tables with 60" (1524 mm) of lift. Multi-blanking capabilities were also added to a Light Gauge Cut-To-Length Line at the same time.
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Coil Steel Processing Installs a Red Bud Industries .625” (16 mm) x 72” (1829 mm) Cut-To-Length Line with Stretcher Leveler
Coil Steel Processing, a toll processor located in Toledo, Ohio, has installed a Red Bud Industries 0.625” (16 mm) x 72” (1829 mm) x 80,000 lbs (36,000 kg) Heavy Gauge Cut-To-Length Line with a 40’ (12,000 mm) Stretcher Leveler. The hybrid system has the ability to operate in start/stop mode when running thicker material and in looping mode when running .375” (9.5 mm) and thinner material. Loop mode significantly increases productivity and throughput while stretching. A 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) Stack Table with 60” (1524 mm) of lift also significantly increases throughput by allowing an entire coil to be run on one stack.

The Stretcher Leveler features Quick Draw technology that produces the fastest cycle times in the industry. In addition, the unit also features Red Bud Industries’ SUREGRIP® long life metallic grippers that prevent slippage when running high strength and/or oily material. The grippers typically do not require changing for up to a year or more, and the technology eliminates the need to use costly cardboard inserts found on other designs.

Kevin Friedman, the owner of Coil Steel Processing commented, “The new Red Bud Cut-To-Length Line with a Stretcher Leveler has unique capabilities combined with the latest technology that will significantly expand our processing capabilities while also improving the quality and efficiency of our operations.”

The line consists of a Coil Stage & Load System, Dual Cone Uncoiler, Heavy Gauge Peeler/Breaker, Precision Pop Top Straightener, Rotating Brush Dust Collector System, Thread System, 40’ (12,000 mm) Stretcher Leveler, Servo Roll Feed, Variable Rake Shear, and a Heavy Gauge Drop Stacker with 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) capacity End Discharge Rollouts.


Mississippi Steel Processing (MSP) Installs a Red Bud Industries .625” (16 mm) Cut-To-Length Line With Stretcher Leveler
Mississippi Steel Processing (MSP)*, located in Columbus, Mississippi, recently installed a Red Bud Industries .625” (16 mm) x 84” (2130 mm) x 80,000 lb (36,000 kg) Heavy Gauge Cut-To-Length Line with 40’ (12,000 mm) Stretcher Leveler. The hybrid system has the ability to operate in start/stop mode when running the thicker materials and in looping mode for .375” (9.5 mm) and thinner material. Loop mode significantly increases productivity and throughput while stretching.

The Stretcher Leveler features Quick Draw technology to produce the fastest cycle times in the industry. In addition, the unit also features Red Bud Industries’ SUREGRIP® long life metallic grippers that prevent slippage when running high strength and/or oily material. The grippers typically do not require changing for up to a year or more, and the technology eliminates the need to use costly cardboard inserts found on other designs.

The new equipment consists of a Dual Cone Uncoiler, Rotating Brush Dust Collector System, Thread System, 40’ (12,000 mm) Stretcher Leveler, Servo Roll Feed, Variable Rake Shear with quick change blades, and a Heavy Gauge Drop Stacker with new High Capacity Floor Conveyors.

*Liberty Steel Products, Inc., located in North Jackson, Ohio, is the controlling partner of MSP.


Magna Stainless Installs Red Bud Industries Precision Blanking Line
Magna Stainless, a steel service center located in Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada, has recently installed a Red Bud Industries Precision Blanking Line. The new line is rated for stainless steel up to 0.135” (3.5 mm) and aluminum up to 0.190” (4.8 mm) at widths of 72” (1829 mm) and coil weights up to 30,000 lb (13,600 kg).

 Magna Stainless Installs Red Bud Industries Precision Blanking Line


Metal Center News Article Showcases Lapham-Hickey Steel’s Red Bud Industries Slitting and Packaging Line
Lapham-Hickey, a steel service center located in Bedford Park, Illinois, was recently featured in a Metal Center News article showcasing their new 0.250” (6.3 mm) x 60” (1524 mm) Red Bud Industries Slitting and Packaging Line. In this article, Brian Hickey, President of Lapham-Hickey Steel, describes the process that ultimately led them to choosing Red Bud Industries for this project. With features such as automatic coil loading, “hands free” push button strip threading, and time tracking efficiency software, Red Bud Industries offered just what Lapham-Hickey was looking for in a new line.
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Greenpoint Metals Red Bud Industries Blanking Line Featured in Modern Metals Magazine
Greenpoint Metals Inc., a steel service center located in Franklin, Ohio, was recently featured in Modern Metals magazine with an article showcasing their new .135” (3.5 mm) x 72” (1829 mm) Red Bud Industries Multi-Cut Blanking Line with Stretcher Leveler. Built to process high strength steel, Greenpoint Metal’s new line can handle material with tensile strengths up to 175,000 psi (1200 MPa). In this article, read why Greenpoint Metals chose Red Bud Industries to manufacture their state-of-the-art Blanking Line.
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Modern Metals Magazine Feature


Wieland Metal Services Installs Red Bud Industries Multi Blanking Line
Red Bud Industries recently installed a Precision Multi-Blanking Line at Wieland Metal Services, a service center located in Parsippany, New Jersey. Featured in the line are Red Bud Industries’ Servo Roll Feed and CNC Programmable Slitter. This combination of machines gives Wieland Metal Services the capability of producing close tolerance blanks with the quickest changeover in the industry. The CNC Slitter can be set up in less than two minutes per cut, thus eliminating costly downtime that can occur when using conventional Packed Arbor Slitters. An additional advantage to the system is the Automatic Strip Divider Positioning. While the operator is setting up the Slitting Head, the Strip Divider Positioning System will automatically set up the dividers in the Strip Stacker. When the operator has finished setting up the Slitting Head, the Strip Stacker will be ready to run blanks.

The new line is specifically designed and configured to process aluminum. The line has the capability of processing coils up to 13,500 lbs (6,100 kg) at widths up to 60” (1524 mm) and thicknesses up to .125” (3.2 mm). The new line consists of a Coil Lift, Uncoiler, Peeler Breaker, Crop Shear, Precision Leveler, “Pop Up” Flatness Inspection Table, PVC Applicator, “Hands Free” Thread System, Servo Roll Feed, CNC Programmable Slitter, Scrap Winders, Shear, Combination Drop/Strip Stacker, Part Diverter, Automatically Lowering Stack Table, and End Discharge Rollouts.

Wieland Metal Services


Greenpoint Metals Inc. Installs Red Bud Industries Multi-Cut Blanking Line with Stretcher Leveler for High Strength Material
Greenpoint Metals Inc., a steel service center located in Franklin, Ohio, recently installed a .135” (3.5 mm) x 72” (1829 mm) Red Bud Industries Multi-Cut Blanking Line with Stretcher Leveler. The new line was specially designed to level and cut-to-length the newer high strength materials with tensile strengths up to 175,000 (1200 MPa.)

Greenpoint Metals’ new line can handle coils up to 60,000 lb (27,000 kg). The line consists of a Coil Stage & Load System, Uncoiler, Peeler Breaker, Crop Shear, Roller Leveler, Stretcher Leveler, Servo Roll Feed, CNC Semi-Automatic Slitting Head, Scrap Choppers, Variable Rake Shear, Drop/Strip Stacker, and End Discharge Conveyors.


United Steel Supply Installs a Red Bud Industries Light Gauge Slitting Line
United Steel Supply, headquartered in Austin, Texas, installed a Red Bud Industries Light Gauge Slitting Line in their Jeffersonville, Indiana, facility. The new line is equipped with a Red Bud Industries CNC Semi-Automatic Slitting Head. This unit significantly reduces set up time as compared to a traditional packed arbor slitter. The entire line is floor mounted, eliminating the need for costly foundation work.

The Slitting Line consists of an Entry Coil Lift, Traversing Uncoiler, Support Table with Pinch Rolls, CNC Semi-Automatic Slitting Head, Ball Scrap Winders, Thread System, Recoiler, and Exit Coil Lift. The line is rated for .050” (1.3 mm) x 60” (1524 mm) material, with the ability to handle up to 50,000 lb (23,000 kg) coils.


Red Bud Industries Installs Heavy Gauge Cut-To-Length Line at Ratner Steel
Red Bud Industries recently completed the installation of a 0.625” (16 mm) x 76” (2000 mm) Heavy Gauge Cut To Length Line with Stretcher Leveler for Ratner Steel, a steel service center headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota. It was Ratner’s fourth Stretcher Leveler purchased from Red Bud Industries. The new line was installed at Ratner Steel’s new facility in Osceola, Arkansas.

The new line features Red Bud Industries’ T2 series Stretcher Leveler with a 30’ (9 m) stretch bed. In addition, this unit includes proprietary Quick Draw technology which produces the fastest stretch cycle times in the industry. SUREGRIP® long life metallic grippers and a powered gripper extraction system were also provided. The Line also features 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) Stack Tables with 60” (1524 mm) of vertical lift. This allows Ratner Steel to process an entire coil onto a single stack. The result is improved material handling and throughput.

Ratner Steel’s new line can handle coils up to 80,000 lbs (36,000 kg). The line consists of an Entry Coil Car, Dual Uncoiler, Heavy Gauge Peeler/Breaker, Pop Top Precision 4 HI Flattener, Stretcher Leveler, Servo Roll Feed, Variable Rake Shear, Heavy Gauge Drop Stacker, 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) Stack Tables, and End Discharge Rollouts.

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Dimensional Metals Inc. Installs Red Bud Industries Light Gauge Slitting Line
Dimensional Metals Inc., a metal building supplier, located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, has installed a Red Bud Industries Light Gauge Slitting Line. The new line is capable of Slitting material 0.060” (1.5 mm) x 48” (1220 mm) with coil weights up to 20,000 lbs (9,000 kg). Red Bud Industries is located in Red Bud, Illinois.

The line consists of an Entry Coil Lift, Traversing Uncoiler, Support Table with Pinch Rolls, PVC Applicator, Crop Shear, Slitter Head, Ball Scrap Winders, Thread System, Recoiler with Coil Pusher, and Exit Coil Lift.

Dimensional Metals Light Gage Slitting Line

Conklin Metal Industries Installs Red Bud Industries Precision Blanking Line
Conklin Metal Industries, a steel service center located in Atlanta, Georgia, recently installed a new Red Bud Industries Precision Blanking Line. The new line is capable of cutting and blanking material up to 0.078” (2 mm) by 60” (1600mm) at coil weights up to 50,000 lbs (22,680 kg). The line also has Beading and Coil Break Down Capabilities.

The line consists of a Coil Stage and Load System, Uncoiler, Peeler Breaker, Roller Leveler, Pop-Up Flatness Table, Thread System, Roll Feed, Shear, Drop Stacker, Automatic Lowering Stack table, and End Discharge Rollouts, and Recoiler for coil breakdowns. Also included in the line is Red Bud’s new Time Tracking system that monitors line downtime in effort to improve efficiency.

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Allied Steelrode’s Red Bud Industries Heavy Gauge Cut-to-Length Line and Stretcher Levelers Featured in Metalworking News
Metalworking News recently published a news article showcasing Allied Steelrode’s Red Bud Industries equipment. With a full Heavy Gauge Cut-to-Length Line and two Stretcher Levelers, Allied Steelrode has made the investments necessary to set themselves apart of the competition.
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Allied Steelrode’s Red Bud Industries Heavy Gage Cut-to-Length Line and Stretcher Levelers Featured in Metalworking News