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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

Nova Steel purchases Athader Heavy Gauge Slitting Line

Posted by Amber Durst on Dec 2, 2021 10:18:25 AM

Nova Steel Inc. recently purchased a Heavy Gauge Slitting Line from Athader S.L., a member of The Bradbury Group. The line, to be installed in the Nova Steel and Tube LLC plant in Delta, OH, will slit 0.500” x 74” x 80,000lb coils.

The slitting line features state-of-the-art automation, automatic coil loading, automatic slitter tooling changeover, and automatic separator changes to minimize production delays.

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News, Athader

Learn About Advanced Features of Coil Processing Lines at the FMA Workshop

Posted by Amber Durst on Oct 18, 2021 9:27:43 AM

Steve Baker, Sales Area Manager for Athader S.L., will present "Advanced Features of Modern Coil Processing Lines" at the FMA (Fabricators & Manufacturers Association) Coil Processing Workshop. The conference, to be held October 27 - 28, 2021, in Michigan City, IN, allows experts in the industry to share their knowledge and answer questions regarding leveling, slitting processes, controls, and more. Nine various instructional sessions will be offered at two different times throughout the two-day conference.

Steve's presentation will highlight various advancements in modern coil processing lines including Leveler Advancements for High Strength Material, Automatic Leveler Setup and Adjustments, Automatic Shape Correction, Stretcher Levelers, Rotary and Flying Shears, Sheet Inspection on the Fly, Continuous Stacking, Automation of Stack Packaging, Electrical Drives and Controls, and Online Service and Support.

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News

Bradbury Group to Present Educational Session at Metalcon 2021

Posted by Amber Durst on Sep 28, 2021 3:01:23 PM

Two Bradbury Group representatives will present an educational session at METALCON in Tampa, FL, October 6-8, 2021. We are honored to have Matt Werner and Shawn Huffman represent The Bradbury Group and share their roll forming knowledge with the industry.

Together they will present "Considerations for Metal Building Roll Formers." This presentation will challenge participants to think about panel, purlin, and trim roll forming in a production environment. How does technology apply to return on investment? What is the balance between technology and resources? Does automation help the bottom line? Learn to understand the equipment used in the production of metal building components, what components to look for when investing in equipment, and technology and efficiency as it relates to productivity.

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Topics: Company News, Tradeshows

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