The Bradbury Group News

Jerry Graber Promoted to Vice President Manufacturing

Posted by Taylor Graber on Apr 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce Jerry Graber has been promoted to Vice President Manufacturing. Jerry has been employed by Bradbury since 1981, serving as Senior Manager Manufacturing for the past 18 years. He has been instrumental in growing our manufacturing operations and his team leadership and led initiatives including implementing a continuous improvement process and inventory reduction via the use of Kanban as well as implementation of Theory of Constraints, 5S and Lean Manufacturing. In his new role Jerry will be continue to be responsible for all manufacturing operations at our group headquarters and take on the additional responsibility for global manufacturing alignment to help us achieve and maximize use of our global manufacturing footprint and combined global purchasing relationships.

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Topics: People on the Move, Employee Spotlight

Ryan Durst Promoted to Vice President Sales and Marketing

Posted by Taylor Graber on Apr 7, 2016 10:40:34 AM

The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Durst to Vice President Sales and Marketing. Ryan has been employed by Bradbury for the past 20 years, serving as Senior Manager of Sales and Marketing since 2001. In his new role Ryan will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of our global sales and marketing as well as working with group general management to align all group companies to a common mission.

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Topics: People on the Move, Employee Spotlight

April 2016 Trade Show Schedule for The Bradbury Group

Posted by Taylor Graber on Mar 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The Bradbury Group will be exhibiting at several trade shows in April. Click on the links to register for any of the shows to visit us at our booths. 

 
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Topics: Tradeshows

The Bradbury Group Announces Strategic Partnership with Bonak S.A.

Posted by Taylor Graber on Mar 10, 2016 9:48:13 AM

The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Bonak S.A., San Sebastián, Spain.  Together, both companies will expand opportunities through innovative know-how and an expansive global footprint.

“Bonak is a very well respected name in the tube mill, coil processing, rollforming and insulated panel industries.  Their name recognition brings high quality opportunities to our Group of Companies.  Located only one kilometer from Athader, our other division in San Sebastián, will allow us to grow our capabilities in Spain and to better service Europe.  Bonak’s expertise in continuous welded tube lines is a growth area which is not covered elsewhere in our Group and provides for global opportunities,” commented David Cox, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Bradbury Group.  “Bonak’s commitment to servicing their existing customer base aligns perfectly with our customer service objectives.  We are very pleased to join together with the team at Bonak,” he added. 

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Topics: Company News

Beck Automation Receives Controls Testimonial

Posted by Matt Werner on Mar 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. received a new testimonial from Richards-Wilcox.

Alan Adams stated, "We are extremely happy with our decision to partner with Beck Automation on upgrading the controls systems for our FP Garage Door Line.  It has enabled us to increase production while managing to decrease our scrap.  Their staff worked with us every step of the way from listening to our needs, suggesting solutions that fit these needs, and installing the systems that met our needs.  I would highly recommend Beck Automation to anyone looking to improve upon their controls systems.”

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Topics: Recent Testimonials

Visit The Bradbury Group at Frame Building Expo 2016

Posted by Taylor Graber on Feb 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The Bradbury Group will be exhibiting at Frame Building Expo 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 9th through 11th. Stop by and visit with us at booth #527. Stop by to discuss our latest developments in rollforming, trim shop equipment, and other new products from The Bradbury Group.

 
Click on the image above or click here to register.
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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Trim and Flashing Manufacturing Equipment, Tradeshows

Hayes Installs Corrugated Curver for the US Market

Posted by Matt Werner on Feb 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Hayes recently installed a corrugated curver for the US market at Bridger Steel in Montana. The fully automated machine will allow Bridger Steel to smooth curve their 2.67" X 7/8" deep corrugated sheets for a number of applications, including:


  • Radius roof curves
  • Liquid storage tanks
  • Feed troughs
  • Architectural curves
  • Window wells

Dennis Johnson at Bridger Steel stated, "We have been doing mostly curving for roofing and researching some of the other products that can be produced with the curver. We have found it works great and makes a great product."

Click below to view the Corrugated Curver video.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Product Spotlight

Levelers Added to The Bradbury Group Trade-In Equipment List

Posted by Taylor Graber on Feb 11, 2016 9:19:34 AM

The following items have been added to our trade-in equipment list:

  • Bradbury 11 Roll 1-1/8" Leveler
  • Bradbury 11 Roll 7/8" Leveler

These types of levelers are typically used in standing seam or canopy panel lines to minimize oil canning in the flat pans by stretching the edges of the coil before roll forming. Both levelers were either serviced or rebuilt in 2011.

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Used Equipment

Visit The Bradbury Group at GEAPS Exchange Expo 2016

Posted by Taylor Graber on Feb 4, 2016 9:20:00 AM

The Bradbury Group will be exhibiting at GEAPS Exchange Expo 2016 in Austin, Texas, February 28th through March 1st. Stop by and visit with us at booth #1852. For more information on Bradbury's Grain Bin Rollforming equipment view our website http://bradburygroup.com/Products/Grain-Bin-Rollforming-Equipment.

 
To register click on the image above or go to  http://www.geaps.com/exchange/16/ .
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Topics: Grain Bin Manufacturing Equipment, Tradeshows

Justin Graber Announced as Customer Service Manager at Bradbury

Posted by Taylor Graber on Feb 1, 2016 9:21:31 AM

The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce Justin Graber has been promoted to Customer Service Manager at Bradbury, Moundridge, Kansas. Justin has been with the company since 2003 and has been working in customer service since 2009. Previous to his new role, he has served as a Test Technician, a Field Service Completion Coordinator, and most recently as the Assistant Customer Service Manager working under Don Kaufman who retired after 40 years. Justin has played a key role in expanding the department.

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Topics: People on the Move, Employee Spotlight