Rachel Grilliot

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Bradbury Group a member of MCA's Insulated Metal Panel Alliance.

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Apr 13, 2022 8:19:04 AM

Bradbury Group is a member of the MCA's IMP Alliance.

Check out our spotlight feature on the Metal Construction Association Website. 

As a member of the IMP Alliance, Bradbury collaborates with other manufacturers, resellers, and suppliers to promote the benefits of insulated metal panels, advance the use of IMPs in the marketplace, and drive the industry forward. 

The Bradbury Group consolidated the manufacturing of its insulated metal panel machinery to its headquarters in Moundridge, KS, making Bradbury the sole USA-based IMP equipment supplier. Bradbury specializes in building continuous and discontinuous equipment to produce metal building insulated panels, roofs, walls, cold-storage panels, garage doors, rigid wall insulation, and partitions. Core materials range from PUR, PIR, EPS, and mineral wool.

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Topics: Company News, Insulated Panels Manufacturing

Consult with Bradbury about your Equipment Spare Parts Inventory Plan

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Mar 9, 2022 8:45:00 AM


The world is experiencing a global supply chain crisis we have not encountered at Bradbury in our 62 years of business. Due to the supply chain crisis, we face price increases and extended lead times for numerous parts. Although we work closely with our vendors to negotiate prices and manage our inventory logistics, the uncontrollable supply chain adversity could impact your business and production schedules should you need replacement parts. As your industry partner, we advise you to contact us to discuss your spare parts inventory planning.

Potentially, all needed items could have extended lead times, but currently, electrical components and hydraulic motors are the most difficult items to get quickly.

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Topics: Company News, Customer Service

Bradbury Group Specialists Presenting at FMA Roll Forming Workshop

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Feb 16, 2022 4:12:18 PM

Two Bradbury Group experts will lead classes at the 2022 World-Class Roll Forming Workshop. The workshop will take place April 11 - 13 in Memphis, TN. The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association annual workshop offers small-group roll forming training sessions and networking events to those within the industry. 

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Topics: Company News, Tradeshows, Beck Automation

Marion Die & Fixture is a Preferred Source for Cutoff Shear Blades

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Feb 9, 2022 8:26:43 AM

Did you know Marion Die & Fixture (MDF) is a preferred industry source for new shear blades in production lines? MDF utilizes the profile CAD file for creating the exact panel profile built into the shear blade. This process allows for a precise shear angle that prolongs the cutting blade life, reduces tonnage, and improves the cut edge quality on the panels.

By utilizing EDM technology, Marion Die & Fixture cuts the profile on shear blades post-heat treat to ensure the shear surface quality is ideal for the shear blade cut.

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Topics: Company News, Marion Die & Fixture

Bradbury Group expands North American Coil Processing Customer Service

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Jan 18, 2022 11:56:23 AM

The Bradbury Group announces the addition of Thomas Hofstetter to its North American customer service and sales support team. As a Service Technician for The Bradbury Group, he will focus on servicing Athader equipment and customers. Athader, located in Renteria, Spain, is a company within The Bradbury Group and a world-recognized supplier of technologically advanced, customized slitting and cut-to-length lines. With hundreds of coil processing lines operating on five continents, Athader has improved customer productivity and coil processing operations for 30 years.

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News, Athader

Marion Die & Fixture Provides Complete Die Maintenance Programs

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Dec 10, 2021 11:13:28 AM

Marion Die & Fixture offers complete maintenance programs for dies. From evaluation and reset to complete component and tooling replacement, MDF will service your dies to specific standards while documenting the maintenance performed, including recommended future repairs.

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Topics: Company News, Marion Die & Fixture

Marion Die & Fixture Offers Press Tooling for Multiple Door Components

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Sep 17, 2021 8:19:39 AM

Marion Die & Fixture offers complete die designs to fabricate components in the entry and garage door industries. We prioritize efficiency and value-add principles into each die design based on customer requirements and our knowledge of die fabrication.

At Marion Die & Fixture, we assist customers with component optimization by developing die designs that utilize standard parts to reduce spare component inventory. Our team can identify opportunities to standardize features and reduce the tool inventory required to support your fabrication process.

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Topics: Company News, Marion Die & Fixture

Randall Metals Expands with Athader High Speed Slitting Line

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Aug 26, 2021 11:03:01 AM

When Randall Metals Corporation needed a new high-speed production slitting line, they knew they wanted the most technologically advanced, safe, and efficient line available. Flexibility and serviceability were also top requirements. After researching the options, Randall Metals purchased an Athader slitting line. 

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News, Customer Testimonials, Athader

The Bradbury BOSS Shear Brings Speed and Accuracy to Rollforming Lines

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Jul 21, 2021 8:26:58 AM


There are approximately 300 Bradbury Orbital Servo Shears (B.O.S.S.™) installed around the globe, and that number continues to grow because of the efficiency, accuracy, and flexibility of the B.O.S.S.™. Introduced in 1998, the B.O.S.S.™ Shear continues to revolutionize the metal sheet cutting industry.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Company News, Trim and Flashing Manufacturing Equipment, Product Spotlight, Metal Roofing

Bradbury expanding manufacturing facility

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Jun 17, 2021 1:37:08 PM

The Bradbury Co., Inc., located in Moundridge, KS, is expanding its test and assembly facility by approximately 40% to increase manufacturing capacity and provide additional space for testing the custom-built production lines before shipping to customers' facilities. The addition, which will extend 10' higher than the existing facility, will be engineered to house 30-ton cranes. Beginning steps are taking place in the multi-phase expansion process that should be complete by February of 2022. In addition to increasing manufacturing space, Bradbury is adding to its labor force and is accepting applications for numerous careers at the global headquarters in Moundridge.   

"Bradbury manufactures equipment for a variety of industries. We are expanding not only our assembly and testing facility but also our workforce. Our equipment utilizes the latest automation technology, and we are always looking to add highly engaged people to our team. With the addition of robotics and advanced automation, our lines of equipment have lengthened and the additional floor space will accommodate our need to assemble, test, and deliver these large systems to our customers. We are excited to complete this expansion project and add capacity to our company as we continue to grow and serve our customers," stated Ryan Durst, Bradbury President. 

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Topics: Company News