At the age of 23, Ken Voges sold his prized 1955 Red Thunderbird to start his own machine shop on his parent’s farm near Red Bud, Illinois.
Red Bud Industries builds a 25,000 square feet (2323 square meters) manufacturing facility and moves into its present-day site.
Red Bud Industries is granted its first of many patents to come. This one is for the Grip Feed Measuring System.
The manufacturing plant expands to 50,000 square feet (4645 square meters).
Red Bud Industries introduces In-Line Stretcher Levelers up to .138” (3.5 mm) thick.
Multi-Blanking Lines are offered with the introduction of a patented CNC Slitting Head. To date, Red Bud Industries has over 125 of these systems in operation around the world.
Red Bud Industries introduces the Dual Action Grip Feed, which achieves production speeds as high as 400 FPM (122 m/min).
Red Bud Industries supplies its first Coil-To-Coil Slitting Line.
The manufacturing plant expands to 100,000 square feet (9290 square meters).
The first Slitting Line was installed.