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Bradbury Group Australia Announces Promotion and New Hires

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Sep 4, 2019 1:13:07 PM

Bradbury Group Australia, a member of The Bradbury Group, looks to future growth and development with the announcement of the following promotion and company new hires.

Mark Osborne transitioned into his new role as General Manager of Bradbury Group Australia. Mark brings over 30 years of experience in engineering to his position. He joined Hilleng International as a Production Manager in 2004 where he was heavily involved in the manufacture of laminated panel equipment for insulated panels, roofs, and walls. In 2010, when Hilleng International and Die-Craft Engineering were acquired by Bradbury to form Bradbury Group Australia (BGA), Mark became Engineering Manager. His duties included conceptual equipment design, customer service and sales, and management of the Bradbury Group Australia design team. As a customer-focused general manager, Mark will lead the direction for continued industry advancement at BGA.

Adrian De La Cruz recently joined the team at Bradbury Group Australia as Senior Sales Engineer. Adrian will work closely with the management team at BGA to drive sales and find new market opportunities. Previously, Adrian worked for Savaria Australia where he was instrumental in introducing the Canadian designed elevators to the Australian building industry. Prior to his time at Savaria, Adrian worked in the sky light industry as a manufacturing engineer and sales consultant, where he was associated with many BGA customers. Adrian has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and approximately 13 years of experience selling metal roofing, steel decking, steel cladding, and other roll formed metal building products.

Pete Kenny joins the BGA team as the company accountant. With a degree in accounting from Queensland University of Technology, he is a CPA with 15 years of knowledge in the manufacturing, mining services, and construction industries. His duties include continuous improvement for BGA, driving cost efficiencies, and providing support to the sales process.

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Topics: Company News, Promotions, Bradbury Group Australia

Bradbury Names Ryan Durst as President and Announces Senior Management Team

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Aug 6, 2019 11:05:36 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of roll forming and coil processing systems, is celebrating 60 years of growth and innovation in 2019. With company progression comes the opportunity for leadership changes to best serve Bradbury customers and employees. Bradbury’s investment in employee leadership development reflects directly on its Vision and Mission.

Bradbury announces the promotion of Ryan Durst to President. He has been with Bradbury for 23 years, serving as VP - Sales & Marketing since 2002.  As President, Ryan will focus on sales, engineering, manufacturing and service; bringing a vast amount of knowledge and experience to his new role.  “Overall, my focus will be to sell it, engineer it, build it, and service it; on-time and on-budget.  My goal is to advance our Vision & Mission and our overall corporate strategy as the parent company of The Bradbury Group.  I want our customers to have an exceptional customer experience in choosing us as their trusted supplier.”  Ryan will work closely with David Cox - Bradbury Group CEO, Bradbury leadership teams and all Bradbury employees.

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Topics: Company News, Promotions

ALLIANCE joins forces with MEMCO® in the metal embossing market

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on May 28, 2019 11:42:38 AM

Alliance Machine and Engraving, a member of The Bradbury Group, announces a formal agreement with the Memco® division of Pamarco Global Graphics. Alliance is now the exclusive provider of all marketing, maintenance and production of Memco® brand Metal Embossing Machinery and Roll Sets, Matched Steel Roll Sets and Mill Engraved Products. 

“We celebrate the next step in our continued growth by teaming up our engraving expertise at Alliance with the well-known, highly respected and long-standing Memco® brand in metal embossing machinery and matched steel roll sets,” said Alliance’s Vice President of Sales, Brad Foster. 

Tom Greenberg, Alliance president and founder commented, “We are pleased to finalize this Agreement.  Our customers gain technology benefits from the synergies created by the Alliance-Memco® Agreement and the quality and service Alliance has become known for in the industry.” 

Memco® brand components and units can be seamlessly manufactured and serviced from our modern Alliance facility in Ashland, VA, or through The Bradbury Group divisions around the globe.  Hardened steel mill masters and engraving stands from Memco® will be transitioned to Alliance over the next 12 months as we ramp up manufacturing. The plan going forward is to retain all Memco® agents in Europe, Central America, South America, Asia and Africa.   

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Topics: Company News, Alliance

Bradbury Celebrating 60 Years of Innovation

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on May 22, 2019 10:52:06 AM

2019 marks the 60th year of continued growth and innovation at The Bradbury Co., Inc. We pride ourselves on being a global company which is still family owned and operated. Building on the solid work ethic of our employees and the guidelines of our company’s “Values & Beliefs,” our team focuses on creating a work environment that promotes integrity, trust, personal growth, communication, and strong relationships.

The Bradbury Co., Inc. was founded in 1959 by Floyd Bradbury and Jack Lacy as Roll Formed Products, Inc. They manufactured roll formed products and roller die tooling for customers involved in production roll forming. In 1964 Floyd renamed the company The Bradbury Co., Inc. and moved the company to an egg room of an old creamery building in Moundridge. It was in the creamery building that Floyd Bradbury designed the company’s first roll former to form awnings for a Hutchinson, KS, company. Today, you can find the first roll former on display in the Bradbury “Hall of Fame.”

In 1972 The Bradbury Co., Inc. purchased 12.5 acres of land at the south end of the Moundridge Industrial Park and Airport Complex. A 25,000 square foot building was built on the site. Currently, the Moundridge location serves as The Bradbury Group World headquarters with 350 employees and approximately 222,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space. Through acquisitions and partnerships, The Bradbury Group brings together manufacturers of related products from around the world; employing 665 people, utilizing 600,000 square feet of space in 10 manufacturing facilities around the world. We have a presence on 5 continents, in 9 time zones, with equipment operating in 89 countries.

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Topics: Company News

FAQ: what thickness of steel can be processed on a bradbury hydraulic leveler?

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on May 10, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Bradbury's largest leveler series to date includes a heavy gauge eDrive® leveler (U.S. Patent #8893537) and production shear, capable of processing 1.0” thick by 120” wide hot rolled steel. The leveler has 8.5” diameter work rolls, two 250 Horsepower motors and can impart up to 8,200,000 lbs. of hydraulic leveling force to the material it processes. The shear is equipped with an automated cartridge blade change system which reduces the changeover time when shear blade sharpening is required. The cartridge can be extracted from the shear’s main frame in approximately three minutes. It requires the same amount of time to reinsert the cartridge making it ready for production. The heavy-duty machinery is controlled by an industrial touchscreen PC running proprietary software. The software is intuitive, allowing for saved setup parameters for future recall. 

The Bradbury Series of eDrive® levelers range from .015” (.38mm) to 1.0” (25mm) material capacity. 

When combined with the Bradbury Flat Trak® CL (U.S. Patent #7185519) and the Bradbury Bow Scout® (U.S. Patent #9021844), Bradbury eDrive® levelers offer you the most advanced leveling system in the world. 

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, FAQ

"One Bradbury Group" Global Sales Meeting

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Apr 9, 2019 9:44:33 AM

The 2019 Bradbury Group Global Sales Meeting, held April 2nd and 3rd, brought approximately 50 Global Sales Team members from USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, India, Australia, and New Zealand to The Bradbury Group World Headquarters in Moundridge, KS. This year’s theme, “One Bradbury Group”, focused on global teamwork, service, and building rapport with our customers to be the most trusted and preferred supplier in the global markets we serve.

Day one was held in the Bradbury Training Center. Representatives from each company within the Bradbury Group presented strategies, success stories, and new equipment technology. Striving for continuous improvement, we invited David Higgins, owner of Higgins Steel Roofing, to address the team regarding why he prefers Bradbury equipment and service; providing us with customer insight to our advantages and areas we need to enhance.

The Bradbury leadership team joined the Global Sales Team in Wichita for day two. Graham Oakley, with Samuel Nelson Technology, gave a presentation on Push-Pull Pickling Lines.  Athader S.L., a Bradbury Group company, and Samuel Nelson Technology have a strategic bidding agreement to jointly market and sell push-pull, semi-continuous and continuous pickling lines on a global basis, excluding North America. The remainder of the day we focused on sales training and team building sessions.

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Topics: Company News

Complete Insulated Metal Panel Lines from Bradbury Group

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Mar 25, 2019 9:30:00 AM

To best serve the growing Insulated Metal Panel Industry, The Bradbury Group offers complete Insulated Metal Panel production lines. The Bradbury Co., Inc., located in Moundridge, KS, designs and manufactures uncoilers, coil handling equipment, roll formers, double belt conveyors, and flying saws for the IMP industry. Additional specialized Group manufacturing facilities include punch and die tooling from Marion Die & Fixture in Kansas, control integration from Beck Automation in Missouri, and rotary embossers from Alliance Machine and Engraving in Virginia.

 

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Topics: Company News, Insulated Panels Manufacturing

Bailey Metal Products Purchases Athader Slitting Line

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Dec 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Bailey Metal Products Ltd. and Athader S.L., a member of The Bradbury Group®, are pleased to announce Bailey Metal Products has purchased a High Strength Slitting Line from Athader. The line will be installed in Bailey’s new manufacturing facility in Surrey, British Columbia, and will have the capability of slitting 0.135” x 62” x 60,000 lbs. coils and includes a high-speed packaging line. The line will feature state-of-the-art automation, including double eccentric slitter heads and loop doubler for precise slit edge tolerances and a highly automated slit coil packaging line. 

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News

Bradbury Helps inspire Next Generation of Manufacturers

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Oct 17, 2018 1:41:11 PM

Moundridge, KS – The Bradbury Co., Inc., serving as the world headquarters for the global group of companies known as The Bradbury Group, hosted a Manufacturing Day Open House on Thursday, October 4. According to the Manufacturing Day® website, www.mfgday.com, “Manufacturing Day® is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October.”

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Topics: Company News, FAQ

Metform Automotive Roll Forming Machinery - Your Competitive Edge

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Aug 7, 2018 9:20:28 AM

Metform International Ltd.a member of The Bradbury Group of companies, specializes in the design and manufacture of Roll Forming Machinery Coil Processing Equipment. Metform strives to build a highly skilled, extremely dedicated team of employees.  Everyone from sales to manufacturing has a passion for creating robust, well designed equipment many loyal customers rely on. The innovation that goes into Metform's machinery is the result of working closely with customers and developing equipment that best fits their production needs and gives them a competitive edge. 

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Topics: Metform