Surface Critical Parts Open New Markets

Dalco Metals has been supplying flat-rolled steel across the Midwest since 1973. With the new expansion, Dalco was in need of a coil processing line that could produce accurate cut-to-length sheets with outstanding surface quality. Red Bud Industries was able to provide them with a line that met those objectives.

. “The Red Bud Line has allowed us to expand into new markets and grow our marketing territory”

-Bill Ring, President, Dalco Metals

And The Winner Is…..

The 2023 Metal Center News “Top Equipment Brands” survey results are in, and we are honored to announce that for the seventh time in the last eight years, Red Bud Industries has been ranked #1 for Coil Processing Equipment. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who voted in this year’s survey. We are humbled to have such supportive customers.

While this survey is a great honor, the best measure of our success is the continued success of our customers. It is our goal to not only produce the highest quality products but also provide high quality service to match. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to sharing in these successes for years to come.

Introducing: Apprenticeships!

Red Bud Industries has partnered with Southwestern Illinois College to provide multiple apprenticeship programs accredited by the Illinois Department of Labor. Participants may receive fully paid tuition* while also earning increasing wages to match their experience level over the course of the program.

During these programs, students will earn college credits at Southwestern Illinois College in addition to receiving on-the-job training at Red Bud Industries. Once the apprenticeship is completed, each graduate will acquire their Journeyman title, as well as receiving guaranteed* employment with Red Bud Industries upon graduation. Click here for more information.

*Terms and Conditions Apply.

Here We Grow Again!

We are nearing completion of the building addition. All flat concrete has been poured, which has allowed us to begin installing power buss systems and lighting inside the new addition. Our cranes and new racking are on order, and plans are being made for the relocation of various departments and materials to be moved to the new building early this year, which will free up the much needed space to build the large volume of machines sold.

No Cookie Cutters Here!

Champagne Metals’ Custom Line Produces Custom Blanks.

Champagne Metals is an aluminum service center and processor that has been in business for 25 years. They are headquartered in Glenpool, Oklahoma, and also have facilities in Lebanon, Missouri, and Middlebury, Indiana. They serve all of North America, mostly in theautomotive and industrial markets. Champagne Metals was looking to expand their capabilities, specifically in the multi-blanking industry.

Since they do not process standard material day in and day out, Red Bud Industries’ ability to customize a coil processing line to their exact specifications and needs was very important to them. They also needed a vendor that they could trust to stand behind
their machinery after the sale, and Red Bud delivered.

“Red Bud’s service has been fantastic. They have been very responsive anytime we call. Their hotline is there for any type of issue that we have, and they can log in and tell us what to do to it. . . We are absolutely satisfied with the way the line is running, and we would definitely look to do future business with Red Bud.”

-Burns Getchell, General Manager, Champagne Metals

Red Bud Puts the Fun in Fundraising.

When you work at Red Bud, you become part of the Red Bud family. Mike has been part of the Red Bud family for a very long time, and when his 3-year-old daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with Leukemia in January, we wanted to support them as best we could. With the help of local organizations, fellow businesses, family, friends, and our very own Red Bud Industries family, we were able to raise $30,000 for Ava’s Fight and Friends of Kids with Cancer. The temperature was excessive to say the least, but the outpouring of love and support was even greater. When we talk about being part of the Red Bud family, times like this are what it’s all about. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make our first charity golf tournament such a tremendous success! We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community.

Positive Feedback

MidWest Materials, Inc. is a third generation family-owned steel service center located in Perry, Ohio.

Over the past 70 years, MidWest Materials has grown and adapted to their customers’ demands of higher quality, close tolerance steel. Most recently, MidWest Materials began a search for a new stretch leveling system to increase their capacities and provide additional products. After talking to friends and competitors about their options, they decided to go with Red Bud Industries due to several major factors.

“We are extremely happy with the installation and the products coming off of the line. We expect that it will be a game-changer in providing heavy gauge, high-strength steel to the manufacturing world.”

-Brian D. Robbins, CEO

Less is More … Productive!

Prior to the purchase of their Red Bud Industries Multi-Blanking Line, Wieland Metal Services used multiple coil processing lines to create their customers desired end product.

“We were able to condense two cut-to-length lines with the Red Bud Line. It opened up space in our facility and increased production and efficiency. If you are looking for a highly capable, safe machine, if you are looking for throughput, and a quality product, then I would truly recommend Red Bud.”

– Bhoopendra “Navin” Sukhraj

Shear Productivity!

Customer says new line is too fast and he can’t keep up.

Red Bud’s Stretcher Leveler was exactly what Coil Steel Processing was looking for. Red Bud’s outstanding reputation for customer service and dedication to their customers made their choice easy. While the purchase of the new Cut-To-Length Line was going to expand their business, Coil Steel Processing knew that they also needed to improve the layout of their building.

“Red Bud was instrumental in helping us make the best use of our facility. By flipping the building and altering the workflow, we were able to put in the new line and increase our efficiencies. There’s no doubt that the installation of the Red Bud Line has helped us improve our production, throughput, and efficiencies.”

– Kevin Friedman, President

Standout Line at Lapham-Hickey

Metal Center News Article Showcases Lapham-Hickey Steel’s Red Bud Industries Slitting and Packaging Line

Lapham-Hickey, a steel service center located in Bedford Park, Illinois, was recently featured in a Metal Center News article showcasing their new 0.250” (6.3 mm) x 60” (1524 mm) Red Bud Industries Slitting and Packaging Line. In this article, Brian Hickey, President of Lapham-Hickey Steel, describes the process that ultimately led them to choosing Red Bud Industries for this project. With features such as automatic coil loading, “hands free” push button strip threading, and time tracking efficiency software, Red Bud Industries offered just what Lapham-Hickey was looking for in a new line. Click here to view article.

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