The Bradbury Group News

Product Spotlight: Bradbury Crimped End Bridge Deck Roll Forming Line

Posted by Taylor Graber on Jun 3, 2016 10:00:32 AM

Bradbury's bridge deck roll forming line is able to produce a closed end bridge deck profile.  This line includes a 20,000 lb capacity uncoiler, thread up table with entry shear, a 22 pass Rafted® roll former with 4 1/2" shafts and post shear and press to crimp, notch, and shear the leading and trailing ends of the 2” deep Deck Profile.

From Bradbury's Doublewide™ Rollformers to our innovative pin and cam Rafted® Drive Connection, our deck roll forming lines are built for flexibility and high throughput. With a material range from 16-gauge to 29-gauge steel, the proven and time-tested crunch tooling design consistently delivers maximum results with limited maintenance. Whether you require interlocked, nestable, embossed, or slot vented decking or hangar tabs, curving units or stacking systems, Bradbury has field-proven equipment to meet your needs.

To see a short video of this line click below.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Recent Videos, Product Spotlight, steel decking

Product Spotlight: Patriot Shear for Standing Seam Lines

Posted by Matt Werner on May 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. has a new video featuring a Flying Patriot Shear. This machine can be retrofitted into an existing line or purchased with a Bradbury Standing Seam Roof Panel Line. The servo accelerated Punch/Notch and Shear Die allows for close coupling with a roll former, minimizing floor space requirements.  The Patriot Shear comes in 24" - 48" width capacities, up to 200 feet per minute (60 MPM) and can shear a capacity of 22 gauge (.86 mm) steel.  The Multi-Function Patriot shear can be programmed to shear only, or add holes and notches when needed. This gives it the ability to feed traditional roll forming lines as well as standing seam lines. 

To see a short video of the Bradbury Patriot Shear click below.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Recent Videos, Product Spotlight, Metal Roofing

Bradbury Announces New Research and Development Group

Posted by Taylor Graber on Apr 12, 2016 10:11:11 AM

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. 

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Topics: People on the Move, Employee Spotlight

Greg Smith Promoted to Vice President Engineering, Research and Development

Posted by Taylor Graber on Apr 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: People on the Move, Employee Spotlight

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