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PETERSEN ALUMINUM
Quality and Value that Satisfies

“Red Bud…has put us in position to grow our market share faster than the growth of the construction industry. We have been very pleased with the results.”
[Mike Petersen, CEO, Petersen Aluminum]

The first Mike Petersen had ever heard of Red Bud was at a NAAD board meeting many years ago. He heard a couple board members mention Red Bud’s Cut-To-Length Lines. Today, he owns a number of them himself. Over the last several years, they were experiencing growing demand across their product line and knew they also needed more slitting capacity. Hoping to find a high quality, high speed Slitter that met their needs was the challenge. Frankly, they didn’t think such a product existed. Enter Red Bud.

They bought and installed the first Red Bud Slitter in their Ac­worth, Georgia, plant and have since installed similar lines in each of their five plants. We currently have nine Red Bud Lines in total, and we have been very pleased with the results.

NATIONAL MATERIAL PRE-TESTIMONIAL
National Material has earned its prominent reputation from quality, performance, and innovation. We needed a Slitting Line that would offer our company just that, which is why we chose Red Bud Industries. Their proven track record of success with the advanced high strength materials and their innovative advancements in automation made them the perfect fit for this project.

PACIFIC STEEL AND RECYCLING
When Pacific Steel and Recycling, a company with a 100+ year legacy, decided to expand into new markets, they put pencil to paper to run the numbers. With 40 locations in 9 states in the western United States, factors such as productivity, efficiency, logistics, and new market penetration all “penciled out” as the company researched and interviewed other companies to discover who they could partner with to maximize their investment. That search led to Red Bud Industries.

“We are very excited about our new 1/2″ x 96″ wide Red Bud Stretcher Leveler and expect to hit capacity very soon. As we continue to grow this line, we will absolutely look to work with Red Bud Industries in the future.”

RUDOLF FLENDER ROHR GMBH
“With our Red Bud Equipment, we have processed up to 25 hot rolled and pickled steel coils per shift daily for 8 years now.”

Rudolf Flender, a manufacturer of premium tubular steel solutions, needed two key characteristics in a Slitting Line–superior dependability and unmatched productivity. Their Red Bud Industries’ Slitting Line has more than satisfied both of these requirements. Day after day, year after year, they continue to rely on their Red Bud Industries’ Slitting Line.

“The high reliability of the Red Bud Slitting Line and the quality of the products are complimented by excellent technical service and very quick delivery of spare parts. All this makes Red Bud Industries a strong partner for our company.”

RUDOLF FLENDER ROHR GMBH
Als Hersteller von Premium-Stahlrohr-Lösungen sind wir bei FLENDER auf zuverlässige, hochproduktive und flexible Maschinen und Verarbeitungsanlagen angewiesen, die unseren Qualitätsanforderungen entsprechen.

Mit Red Bud Industries haben wir den Hersteller von Querteilanlagen gefunden, der all unseren Anforderungen gerecht wurde. Mit der Red Bud-Anlage verarbeiten wir täglich seit fast 8 Jahren bis zu 25 warmgewalzte und gebeizte Stahlcoils mit sehr unterschiedlichen Materialstärken und -breiten.

Die hohe Zuverlässigkeit der Red Bud-Anlage sowie die Ergebnisqualität werden durch einen exzellenten technischen Service und eine sehr schnelle Ersatzteillieferung abgerundet. All das macht Red Bud Industries zu einem starken Partner unseres Unternehmens.

PVS-METALS
Our Red Bud Industries’ Stretcher Leveler is so much more than an important piece of equipment– it has transformed our business.

When PVS-Metals, a subsidiary of Owen Industries, decided to expand into new markets, they turned to Red Bud Industries. Their investment in this new, massive Stretcher Leveler allowed PVS to reach into an entirely new marketplace offering the latest in Coil Leveling Technology. With this new expansion and dramatically improved automation and capabilities, PVS can handle any project from design to delivery, start to finish.

Red Bud’s ongoing dedication to manufacturing the most innovative, world class equipment in the industry clearly separates Red Bud Industries from the rest.

MAGIC COIL PRODUCTS
Red Bud has been outstanding in response to training our employees as well as dedication to our customers’ needs and requirements. Red Bud Industries is a world class organization.

Magic Coil Products needed much more than a clever illusion to keep steel processing customers happy. They needed Red Bud’s Multi-Blanking Line – a Cut-To-Length Line with slitting capabilities that makes it easy and efficient to produce a custom size part. Now Magic Coil Products can produce tight tolerance blanks faster and more accurately and that makes both Magic Coil and their customers happy. No sleight of hand or magic wand–just smart solutions from Red Bud Industries!

PVS METALS
When PVS Metals, a division of Owen Industries, decided to build the industry’s most advanced coil processing and fabrication center, they chose Red Bud technology.

That center now operates one of the world’s largest Stretcher Leveler Cut-To-Length Lines. It processes master coils up to 1 inch thick, producing sheets up to 64 feet in length. Those sheets are perfectly flat, and the parts cut from them on the center’s fiber lasers remain perfectly flat… just how PVS Metals’ customers want them.

MCNEILUS STEEL, INC.
Los productos y servicios que ofrecemos hacen que nuestros clientes sean más competitivos. Eso es lo que Red Bud hace por nosotros también.

Nuestros clientes de hoja y placa de acero son competitivos si su acero es “plano como una mesa” y se mantiene de esa manera después de su transformación. Nosotros pensamos alguna vez que eso signi¬caba hacerlo en un molino de temple, pero el Nivelador por Estirado es una mucho mejor relación calidad-precio. Hoy, operamos cuatro Líneas de Corte a Medida con Nivelador por Estirado de Red Bud en tres diferentes locaciones. Podemos suministrar a un cliente de cualquiera de estas instalaciones sabiendo que van a obtener el mismo producto consistente y de alta calidad de estas líneas; al igual que Red Bud ofrece a nosotros la misma tecnología consistente y de alta calidad así como el soporte día tras día, año tras año.

MATANDY STEEL AND METAL PRODUCTS
Cuando se trata de tecnología de corte longitudinal, Red Bud es único en su clase. Y el soporte de Red Bud es también de clase mundial.

Hace diez años, decidimos entrar en el negocio de corte longitudinal. Evaluamos todos los fabricantes de equipos y vimos que Red Bud tenía claramente la mejor tecnología- seguridad, configuraciones, rendimientos- ellos estaban en la parte alta de la lista, y ninguno ofrecía una garantía de 5 años.

La decisión de ir con Red Bud fue muy rentable. La línea es duradera y precisa y Red Bud nos mantiene actualizados con las nuevas innovaciones que desarrollan para hacer que su rendimiento sea aún mejor. Y no se puede pedir un soporte más eficaz. Quien esté buscando líneas de corte longitudinal, debería hablar con Red Bud.

RATNER STEEL SUPPLY
Customers choose us because our product is predictable, reliable, and repeatable. Same reasons we choose Red Bud.

We sell high quality cut sheet and plate our customers count on to stay at after lasering, forming, or whatever they do with it. Red Bud has the best technology for that, but execution really sets them apart. We operate two Red Bud Stretcher Leveler CTL Lines at our original facility, and decided to build a greenfield service center based around this advanced .500” Stretcher Leveler CTL Plate Line. We cut coil the same day we opened, and within just a few weeks, we were running 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, thanks to predictable, reliable, repeatable Red Bud support.

MCNEILUS STEEL, INC.
Red Bud’s technology gave us a clear competitive advantage. Their service helps us maintain it.

At McNeilus Steel, we succeed by adapting to our customers needs. They needed ‘stay flat’ steel blanks, so we invested in a Red Bud Blanking Line with Stretcher Leveling. Our customers were delighted with the product, but also wanted it in heavier gage. We thought we‘d have to buy a temper mill, but Red Bud adapted to our needs and produced the first-ever .500” Stretcher Leveler CTL Plate Line. We were so pleased we bought two more. Not just because of the technology, but also because Red Bud supports us so well. They're a customer first company.

HIGH STEEL SERVICE CENTER LLC
Red Bud equipment and service gives us a competitive advantage our customers prefer.

The Dependability Difference® is High Steel Service Center’s commitment to provide value-added services and product innovations to support our customer’s success. Red Bud Industries plays a crucial role in meeting that commitment. Our HIGHSL® – Panel Flat that Stays Flat, 100% stress-free sheet and plate product is produced on a Red Bud Stretcher Leveler. We produce carbon, stainless, and aluminum leveled sheet and plate, multi-cut precision blanks, and slit coil – all on Red Bud equipment. Red Bud accuracy, reliability, and automation helps us deliver the highest quality material, on time, to keep our customers competitive.

PHOENIX METALS
Red Bud’s performance and reliability have been key to our growth. That goes for their equipment and their service.

I spec’d, bought and installed this Red Bud Multi-Blanking Line 15 years ago. The product coming off was of such quality and accuracy, it helped us win customers. Since then, we’ve added 7 more Red Bud Lines.

At Phoenix Metals, we are committed to fast turnaround of orders and we’ve built an infrastructure that allows us to do it. Our Red Bud Lines are dependable and they change over fast – they are key to our ability to respond. Just as important is Red Bud’s support. Many suppliers claim ‘24/7’ support. Red Bud actually delivers it.

MACSTEEL SERVICE CENTRES SA
Queríamos comprar un Nivelador para mejorar nuestra posición de mercado y diferenciar nuestros productos de los del resto del mercado. Sabíamos que nos permitiría alcanzar insuperable planeza y eliminar la memoria. Después de ver a varios fabricantes, decidimos ir con Red Bud. Ellos tenían bastante experiencia con los niveladores por estirado y un historial probado de equipos.

Ahora que el nivelador está en operación, estamos muy contentos con nuestra decisión. Nuestros clientes han reaccionado muy bien al producto que somos capaces de producir. Nuestros volúmenes definitivamente se han incrementado. Lo más sorprendente para nosotros fue el compromiso total de Red Bud y la respuesta de su equipo para satisfacernos. Nuestra experiencia con Red Bud fue muy buena. Ellos producen un equipo de calidad y respaldan sus productos.

HIGH STEEL SERVICE CENTER LLC
En un estudio de mercado que abarcó varios años, determinamos que la principal preocupación en nuestra industria es la planeza de las hojas y placas de acero. Se requiere de inversiones para lograr este requerimiento de material plano y libre de tensión. Evaluando los nuevos equipos, determinamos que la tecnología del nivelador por estirado ha evolucionado para alcanzar el precio de entrada para estos mercados. Elegimos el Nivelador por Estirado de Red Bud Industries por su rendimiento excepcional, la reputación de una compañía fuerte y nuestra fuerte relación con ellos.

Con el servicio oportuno y conocedor de Red Bud Industries, nuestro nuevo Nivelador por Estirado fue puesto en operación y está trabajando tal y como estaba previsto. Ahora producimos hojas y placas de acero HIGHSL planas y libres de tensión para nuestra área geográfica. La respuesta de los clientes ha sido abrumadora y hemos obtenido nuevos negocios por parte de fabricantes y Fabricantes de Equipo Original (OEMs), que reconocen que el acero plano puede sustancialmente reducir sus costos de operación.

Red Bud es un aliado valioso en nuestros exitosos negocios.

RICH MERLO, JDM STEEL SERVICE INC.
Trabajamos el Acero Rolado en Caliente. Operamos el primer molino nivelador en frio de 1/2” x 96” de ancho en el país en los finales de los 90s, así que entendemos de nivelado. El Nivelado en frio es excelente, pero es un arte y muy dependiente del operador. El Nivelado por Estiramiento es más bien una ciencia y es sobre todo fuerza bruta. Hemos visto gran cantidad de formas “inducidas” a las bobinas de acero rolado en caliente en un molino de nivelado en frio. No hay duda de que el material nivelado en frio es un muy buen producto, pero el Nivelador por Estirado lo supera. El Nivelador por Estirado es más amigable, fácil de operar y más económico en su mantenimiento. Cuando nuestras órdenes de trabajo están terminadas, ya no preguntamos como salió el material. Ya lo sabemos. Está completamente plano.

PAUL BATTY, MIDWAY METALS
“We were looking for a new line to help better position ourselves in the market. We decided to go with Red Bud because of their reputation, service, and innovative designs. We felt their stretcher leveling technology would give us the opportunity to offer our customers a superior level of flatness. Now that the line is in, I have to say it performs as advertised. We have people that ask for our product due to the flatness we can produce and some customers have already told us they will not order from anywhere else.”

GLENN SYLVESTER, MCNEILUS STEEL
La nueva línea realmente nos brinda una ventaja, nuestros clientes en verdad aman el producto!

Ya contamos con dos Niveladores por Estirado de Red Bud en nuestras instalaciones de Dodge Center, así que nuestros clientes obtienen usualmente material nivelado por estirado. Por lo que, cuando decidimos adquirir nuestra propia línea, Red Bud fue la elección obvia. Estamos muy contentos con la nueva línea, nos ha dado una verdadera ventaja en nuestro mercado. Nuestros clientes realmente aprecian la gran calidad y planeza del producto que la línea produce. Con Red Bud usted no obtiene ninguna sorpresa, ellos cumplen con lo que dicen. Es equipo de calidad, ¡la gran cosa!

MARK RATNER, RATNER STEEL
“Our existing equipment did a good job, but we needed to be able to guarantee the flatness that only a Stretcher Leveler could deliver. We considered other manufacturers, but decided to go with Red Bud. Their machine offered the best features and they had the most experience and expertise. They were also able to retrofit their system into our existing equipment. We were so impressed, we bought two. We have to say, we were surprised with the ease of installation. It took very little time to be trained to run the equipment. Red Bud provided excellent training, and they were very professional. Everything they said happened. Now that the units are in operation, they are performing even better than we expected. Our customers love it!”

DAVID BERNSTEIN, STATE STEEL SUPPLY COMPANY
Estábamos interesados en una nueva Línea de Corte para nuestra fábrica localizada en Omaha. Habíamos escuchado cosas muy buenas de los niveladores por estirado de Red Bud, así que decidimos analizarlos. Estuvimos muy impresionados en las capacidades que ofrecían y decidimos comprar uno.

Ahora la línea ya está en operación, tengo que admitir que estoy muy contento con el sistema. La calidad del material que produce la línea es excepcional. Nuestros clientes realmente gustan de este material. Trabajar con Red Bud fue una experiencia muy positiva. Fue muy fácil trabajar con su equipo técnico y se aseguraron que el suministro del equipo se llevara sin dificultades, además se puso en operación en muy poco tiempo. La línea se ha desempeñado como lo prometido. Estamos muy contentos con nuestra decisión.

AMIR YARI, PACKER YADPAZ PROFILES LTD
“As the thin gage, hot rolled market became more and more competitive in Israel, we realized that producing a “good” product was not enough. We wanted to separate ourselves from our competitors by being able to offer extremely flat, low stress material. After looking at our options, we decided that a Red Bud Line with a Stretcher Leveler would give us the capability to offer a product that no one else could match.

Now that our line is in operation, it is performing even better than we had expected. The Stretcher has lived up to its reputation. We are able to produce stress free material that stays flat even after secondary operations, no spring back! Laser cutters, in particular, have been enthusiastic about the product. Another of our goals was achieved by reducing the number of our shears, thanks to Red Bud’s Multi-Blanking System in our line.

The addition of Red Bud’s integrated line has not only increased our efficiency, but has given us a competitive advantage in our market at a time when every customer counts.”

SCOTT SCHULTZ, PHOENIX METALS
“We’re Up To Seven And Counting

We bought our first line from Red Bud in 1997. At the time, we felt they offered the best capabilities and the most value for our money. Ultimately, their equipment proved to be a good value while providing superior performance. So, when we needed a second line, we went back to Red Bud. That has been several years ago, and today we are up to our seventh installation.

We have come to rely on Red Bud as they have become an integral part of our business. Our customers have come to expect a high quality product, and with our Red Bud’s, they are never disappointed.”

TOM KENNARD, UNITED PERFORMANCE METALS
“Our old line was inefficient and unreliable. We needed a new line that could meet our customers’ requirements for flatness and length tolerances. It had to be a fast, reliable, and very productive line capable of producing high quality sheet product.

We contacted Red Bud to schedule a visit. We were impressed by their line’s speed, length control, and ability to shear directly into box skids.

Once installed, we were pleased with how short the learning curve was for our new line. Our operators were at the controls and producing high quality material right away.

We service the aerospace, medical, automotive, chemical, and petrochemical industries. In addition to being pleased with the product, customers that have visited us are very impressed with the line.

To me, the Red Bud name stands for “high quality and efficient machinery”. We considered the other guys, but in the end, we chose Red Bud.”

JACQUES COUTURE, RUSSEL METALS INC.
“For accuracy, ease of installation, service reputation, and warranty, you can’t beat Red Bud.

We needed to increase our market share in the flat rolled market so we gave Red Bud a call. We decided to purchase a Red Bud Cut-To-Length Line because of its demonstrated cutting accuracy and ease of installation along with Red Bud’s five year warranty and their stellar service reputation. I’m pleased to report that our new Red Bud Line is extremely reliable and easy to use. We’re now able to offer a high quality finished product to our customers.”

Why did you buy the new line?
What did you hope to gain or accomplish?

“To increase our market share in the flat rolled segment. To gain flexibility on our cutting schedule.”

What markets do you or will you pursue with the line?

“We are pursuing the HVAC, appliance, and transportation market segments.”

Why did you buy the line from Red Bud?

“For its cutting accuracy, ease of installation, warranty, and service reputation.”

Did the line do everything you had hoped?

“Yes, the equipment is very reliable. The after sales service is excellent.”

Have you picked up new business as a direct result of the new line?

“Indeed, we are now able to offer a better finished product than our competition in most cases.”

List any additional comments relating to tolerances, efficiency, experience with installation and startup, or Red Bud personnel in general.

“The line upon delivery was almost 100% debugged which made the start up very easy. The technician that was on site during the final installation was excellent. The regular after sales follow up is appreciated.”

TODD FOGEL, BASIC METALS, INC.
“When we purchased a new Cut-To-Length Line a few years ago, we went with Red Bud. Because of our positive experience and our satisfaction with the first line, we decided to go with them when we bought our new Slitter. We needed a line that would allow us to process wider coils, heavier gage material, and produce a higher quality product. We also wanted a line that was safer to operate and we liked the new innovations and safety features Red Bud had developed. Now that it is installed, the line does everything we had hoped. We have already picked up new business. Red Bud’s personnel are easy to work with and are very cooperative.”

TOM BORIACK, CURTIS STEEL COMPANY, LTD.
“The time had come for us to replace some older processing lines. We needed a new line that could increase our production efficiency and processing capacity as well as improve the quality of the products we deliver to our customers. We felt that a Red Bud Multi-Blanking Line was exactly what we needed. No other line can match the speed, flexibility, and reliability of a Red Bud.

Our new Red Bud Line has done everything that we’ve asked of it. Our sales force is now able to pursue orders from a variety of different industries with the confidence of knowing our processing equipment will be able to produce it within tolerance and without limits. We also have the added comfort of knowing Red Bud’s terrific service and extensive parts supply will keep us running and serving our customers.”

NICOLAS HOLVOET, HOLVOET PLAATBEDRIJF NV
“We are very impressed by the Stretcher Leveler.

We wanted a line that could process high strength material, and guarantee an exceptionally flat product. We also wanted a system that would guarantee our customers better tolerances. After reviewing a number of manufacturers, we selected Red Bud Industries.

At Holvoet quality and service are the starting points in everything we do. The people at Red Bud Industries share these qualities and the same ‘hard working spirit’. During the vendor selection process, we recognized that the Red Bud Industries’ Line had several capabilities which were unique to our market. We were very impressed with their Stretcher Leveler as it delivers material free of internal stresses. This is very important to our most demanding customers.

We have been running for several months now and have excellent results. We are receiving orders from customers that – for diverse reasons – want extremely flat material and we are confident that this business will continue to grow in the coming months. It was a great experience working with Red Bud Industries. We thank them for their help and look forward to working with them in the future.”

DENNIS ERICKSON, RACO STEEL COMPANY
“Before purchasing our new line, we talked to many different people that owned or had experience with Red Bud Industries’ Lines. All were extremely satisfied. I also looked at competitor’s equipment but just felt they weren’t as well put together. I always felt Red Bud wasn’t trying to oversell their equipment. The line has done everything we have asked and more. It allows quick turnarounds for fast deliveries and produces tolerances closer than we thought possible. I have been very pleased with the performance and durability of the line. Our experience with Red Bud has been very good.”

DON MORGAN, BLOCK STEEL
“Our new Red Bud Multi-Blanking Line produces dead flat blanks with ±.005″ (.127 mm) length and width tolerances on even the most surface critical exposed applications. The line performs as promised. With Red Bud’s multi-blanking technology and a Roller Leveler, we are able to produce the highest quality parts possible. From installation to service, everything was handled in an extremely professional manner.”

FRANK C. PFIRMAN, MATANDY STEEL & METAL PRODUCTS
“I have to admit when we looked at Red Bud’s Line, we were skeptical at first. However, after comparing what we got with their line, we realized we would get more ‘bang for the buck’. RBI’s personnel also gave us a very good feeling.

Now that the new line is up and running, I have to say we are extremely pleased with every aspect of the startup process. We are sure we made the right choice and highly recommend Red Bud to anyone looking to purchase a new line. The system produces a superior product, and our operators learned to run the line quickly. In addition to running prime material, the line has also proven its ability to significantly improve secondary material with its Multi-Strand Leveling System. Not only are we satisfied with the results, we are quite impressed.”

ED RYAN, THOMPSON STEEL COMPANY
“We’ve purchased a number of Slitting Lines over the years. Although we have been satisfied with our selections in the past, when we purchased a new line, we went with Red Bud. Their line produces a high quality product, is user friendly, and easy to operate. In addition, it includes a number of unique innovations that allow quick push button Uncoiler to Recoiler threading and automatic strip nesting. Installation was straightforward and foundation requirements were minimal. Now that the line is in operation, we are equally impressed with its performance.”

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