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.
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!
MCNEILUS STEEL, INC.
The products and services we provide make our customers more competitive. That’s what Red Bud does for us as well.
Our sheet and plate customers are competitive if their steel is “table top” flat and stays that way after processing. We once thought that meant a temper mill, but the Stretcher Leveler is a far better value. Today, we operate four Red Bud Stretcher Leveler CTL Lines at three facilities. We can supply a customer from any one of these facilities knowing they will get the same consistent, high quality product from those lines; just as Red Bud delivers the same consistent, high quality technology and support to us, day-in and day-out, year-after-year.
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.
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.
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
“The new line really gives us an edge, our customers love the product!
We already had two Red Bud Stretchers at our Dodge Center facility so our customers were used to getting stretcher leveled material. So when we decided to get our own line, Red Bud was the obvious choice. We are very pleased with the new line, it has given us a real edge in our market. Our customers really appreciate the great quality and the flat product the line produces. With Red Bud, you don’t get any surprises, they do what they say. It’s quality equipment, great stuff!”
DAVID BERNSTEIN, STATE STEEL SUPPLY COMPANY
“We were looking for a new Cut-To-Length Line for our Omaha facility. We had heard good things about Red Bud’s Stretcher Levelers, so we decided to take a look. We were impressed with what they offered, so we decided to buy one of their machines.
Now that the line is in operation, I have to say we are very happy with the system. The quality that comes off the line is exceptional. Our customers really like the product. Working with Red Bud was a positive experience. Their people were good to work with and they made sure the equipment went in without any hassles and was up and running quickly. The new line has lived up to our expectations. We are very happy with our decision.”
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.”
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.”