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60th Anniversary Open House
In honor of Red Bud Industries’ 60th Anniversary, we recently hosted an Open House for our community to celebrate this milestone. The event included tours of our facility, live music, and delicious food made by local vendors. We would like to thank our loyal customers, the local community, and our devoted and passionate team for 60 years of dedication!

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RBI Tech Support Hosts Coil Processing Seminar in St. Louis, Missouri
RBI Tech Support hosted a Coil Processing Seminar at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 21, 2019. Attendees learned about blanking, roller and stretcher leveling, slitting, and EPS® (Eco Pickled Surface). In addition, participants learned how to apply new technology, improve tolerances, produce optimum flatness in material, and maximize overall efficiency. The program included a tour of The Material Works, Ltd. (TMW), a toll processor located in Red Bud, Illinois. Attendees also got a chance to view TMW’s new 0.315” (8 mm) x 72” (1829 mm) High Strength, High Speed Slitting Line, as well as a Coil-To-Coil EPS Line. EPS is an acid-free replacement for traditional acid pickling. After visiting TMW, the program concluded with a tour of Red Bud Industries. Attendees were able to view Red Bud’s 200,000 square feet (18580 square meters) state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, as well as several Processing Lines in various stages of production.

Featured speakers included Dean Linders, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Red Bud Industries; Bob Whiton, President of Bach Knives; Matthew Feldmann, Sales Engineer for the Technology Division of The Material Works; Jeff Herrell, Sales Engineer for Red Bud Industries; and Michael Karr, Sales Engineer for Red Bud Industries.

The EPS trademark is owned by The Material Works, Ltd. and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is used by Red Bud Industries, Inc. under license.

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United Steel Supply Installs a Red Bud Industries Light Gage Slitting Line
United Steel Supply, headquartered in Austin, Texas, installed a Red Bud Industries Light Gage 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 Gage 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 Gage 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 Gage Peeler/Breaker, Pop Top Precision 4 HI Flattener, Stretcher Leveler, Servo Roll Feed, Variable Rake Shear, Heavy Gage Drop Stacker, 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) Stack Tables, and End Discharge Rollouts.

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#1 Coil Processing Brand
For the fourth year in a row, Red Bud Industries has been voted the #1 Coil Processing Equipment Brand in the annual Metal Center News survey. This award is a true testament to our loyal customers around the globe and all of our dedicated employees who are constantly striving to supply the world’s best Coil Processing Equipment. Our company began 60 years ago in a small farm building in a rural community. Today, it has grown into a market leader, with over 1200 installations worldwide. By staying true to our founding values, we have been blessed to be a part of our customers’ success and look forward to continuing these relationships for many years to come.

Red Bud Industries Has Been Voted The Number One Coil Processing Equipment Brand In The Metal Center News Survey

Red Bud Industries Hosts Seminar in Hamilton, Ontario
Red Bud Industries hosted a Coil Processing Seminar at the Hamilton Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on May 14, 2019. Attendees learned about blanking, multi-blanking, leveling (roller and stretching), slitting, and EPS® (Eco Pickled Surface), along with learning how to apply new technology, improve tolerances, produce optimum flatness in material, and maximize overall efficiency.

Featured speakers included Dean Linders, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Red Bud Industries; Bob Whiton, President of BachKnives; Matthew Feldman, Sales Engineer for the Technology Division for The Material Works, Ltd.; Jeff Herrell and Michael Karr, both Sales Engineers for Red Bud Industries.

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Dimensional Metals Inc. Installs Red Bud Industries Light Gage Slitting Line
Dimensional Metals Inc., a metal building supplier, located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, has installed a Red Bud Industries Light Gage 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.

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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 Gage 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 Gage 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

Red Bud Industries Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Red Bud Industries is honored to be celebrating its 60th anniversary as a leading manufacturer of Coil Processing Equipment. The family owned company was founded in 1959 by Ken Voges. From humble beginnings, Ken grew the company in the early years by offering machine shop services for local industry. As the company’s product line continued to grow, some of the biggest names in the steel industry began to rely on Red Bud Industries to supply them with world class Processing Equipment.

Today, the company has over 1200 installations worldwide. Its equipment can be found operating in every major steel market throughout the world. For 60 years, Red Bud Industries’ commitment to its customers has remained the same; to be the very best supplier of Coil Processing Equipment, while also providing the best support in the industry.

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