1959

Adam Notter

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.

1973

Red Bud Industries

Red Bud Industries is granted its first of many patents to come. This one is for the Grip Feed Measuring System.

1986

Red Bud Industries

The manufacturing plant expands to 50,000 square feet (4645 square meters).

1987

Adam Notter

Red Bud Industries introduces In-Line Stretcher Levelers up to .138” (3.5 mm) thick.

1988

Adam Notter

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.

1997

Adam Notter

Red Bud Industries introduces the Dual Action Grip Feed, which achieves production speeds as high as 400 FPM (122 m/min).

2000

Adam Notter

Red Bud Industries supplies its first Coil-To-Coil Slitting Line.

2000

Adam Notter

The manufacturing plant expands to 100,000 square feet (9290 square meters).

2000

Adam Notter

The first Slitting Line was installed.