The Bradbury Group is pleased to recognize our people. At Bradbury, Moundridge, Kansas, we have created a Research and Development group within the engineering department that consists of Dave Sheehan, Terry January, and Greg Smith. This group has over 70 years of experience at the company and we are excited for the opportunity to work on new concepts as well as advancing existing concepts.
The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce Greg Smith has been promoted to Vice President Engineering, Research and Development. Employed by Bradbury since 1994, Greg previously held the position of Senior Manager – Engineering for the past 15 years. In his new role Greg will take on additional responsibilities for Research and Development with a newly established R&D team and be responsible for setting the global engineering direction for The Bradbury Group. He also continues to have responsibility for his existing departments including engineering, customer service and equipment testing.
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.
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.
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.
- Tube Dusseldorf - tubing expo located in Dusseldorf, Germany
- MosBuild - building and finishing materials exhibition located in Moscow, Russia
- UTECH North America - polyurethane show located in Charlotte, North Carolina
- Roof India - roofing expo located in Chennai, India
- MACH - engineering based manufacturing show located in Birmingham, UK
- International Door Association - garage door expo located in Las Vegas, Nevada
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.
Topics: Company News
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.”
Topics: Recent Testimonials
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.
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.
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.