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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.


Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Each year, we strive to provide the best products, service, and support possible to our customers, and we value your input tremendously. We would be honored to have you vote in the 2023 Metal Center News “Top Equipment Brands” survey to let us know if we’ve fulfilled these goals.

To vote, please click here . For each vote, Metal Center News is making a $2 donation to Feeding America, as well as automatically entering each voter to win a $200 Visa gift card.


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.


Watch the "Hulk" Make Quick Work of a .750” Coil!

Check out what Varsteel is saying about their mean, green, cut-to-length machine they call the Hulk!
This “monster” of a machine is a .750” (19 mm) x 96” (2438 mm) wide Red Bud Cut-To-length Line with a T4 -50’ (15 m) Stretcher.

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.


And The Winner Is..

Red Bud Industries is once again ranked #1 for Coil Processing Equipment in this year’s Metal Center News 2022 “Top Equipment Brands” survey. This ranking is once again the result of our team’s dedication, hard work, and drive for excellence in providing our equipment and services to our customers. It remains Red Bud Industries’ goal to meet our customers’ needs and to continue making a difference in this industry. It is always a privilege and an honor to serve our customers.

Thank you to everyone who voted. We look forward to building on these past successes now and in the years to come.


Friends and Competitors All Had Positive Things to Say About Red Bud.

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

Coil Steel Processing Featured in Modern Metals Magazine.

This article highlights Coil Steel Processing’s experience with their new state-of-the-art Red Bud Industries Stretcher Leveling, Heavy Gauge Cut-To-Length Line.

Coil Steel Processing’s new 75” (1905 mm) by 80,000 lbs (36,000 kg) line is capable of processing material from .060” (1.5 mm) up to .625” (16 mm) in thickness. The line is installed at Coil Steel Processing’s facility in Toledo, Ohio. Although the toll processor was operating two existing machines, this is the first new line they purchased, and it is their first Stretcher Leveler.

In the article, Kevin Friedman, President of Coil Steel Processing, describes the process that ultimately led them to choosing Red Bud Industries for their new Cut-To-Length Line, “We worked hard to identify what we could do to align our services with the new requirements of our customers. It was not until we had an on-site brainstorming session with Red Bud Industries that the light bulb went on, (we saw) our facility from a different perspective, and we flipped the script.”


Cut-To-Length Line with Stretcher Leveler in Slovakia.

Valcovna Profilov was established in 1998 with the goal of being the leading metal toll processor in Eastern Slovakia. As the company grew, they knew they needed to improve their product. Their research led them to a Cut-To-Length Line from Red Bud Industries. Valcovna Profilov knew their customers wanted flat, stress-free material, so adding Red Bud’s In-Line Stretcher Leveler with SureGrip® technology was a no-brainer.

“We found an equipment partner that offered high quality equipment with world class technology that could also meet the high productivity demands of our customers. When we decide to look for another Cut-To-Length Line, we know that Red Bud Industries will be the best supplier.”

New Cut-To-Length/Blanking Line Produces Surface Critical Parts.

Magna Stainless, a division of Canadian Specialty Metals, has been in operation for over 30 years. Located in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, they supply raw aluminum and stainless steel in the form of coil, sheet, and extrusion to Quebec and the Eastern Ontario regions.

When Magna Stainless decided to put in a cut-to-length line, they reached out to several customers of Red Bud Industries to learn of their experiences. The feedback received was overwhelmingly excellent, with major emphasis on the outstanding service provided by Red Bud Industries.

“Red Bud stood out to Magna Stainless. Their service, support, and after sales service had a very good reputation. Red Bud is the leader in design and manufacture of Coil Processing Lines. They are able to offer an innovative, robust design that will always work and never let you down.”

BTH Produces Precision Cut-To-Length Parts in Poland.

BTH Import Stal has been an important supplier for the Polish steel industry for nearly three decades. They are among the largest domestic importers of stainless steel and have worked with the furniture, food, chemical, and other stainless steel industries.

Red Bud Industries was their first experience with coil steel processing. Red Bud's advanced Multi-Blanking technology was important to BTH Import Stal in order to make 8 mults of stainless in one shearing cycle.

"We are processing 45,000 tons of stainless steel annually. Fortunately, Red Bud's 24/7 hotline allows us to solve any problem that occurs within a few minutes. We are very satisfied with our purchase from Red Bud Industries, and I'm sure that our next purchase will also be from them."
- Tomasz Kotarba, Member of the Board

Not Too Small, Not Too Big, Petersen Aluminum’s New Red Bud Slitting Lines Are Just Right… for Their Business.
“What set Red Bud apart from the competition was their willingness to design a solution that worked for us. They were able to think outside of the box and create something that benefits us long-term”
[Mike Weis | Southeast Regional Manager | Petersen Aluminum Corporation]

Red Bud Industries Manufactures New Automated Light Gauge Slitting Line for Gutter Coil Stock
Red Bud Industries recently completed building a very unique Slitting Line designed for the metal building products industry. This system will automatically slit and breakdown a master coil into 350 lb coils (or any weight you require). Once this weight is reached on the Recoiler, the line will automatically stop. The coils are then automatically cropped off and separated for packaging by the exit Coil Car while the Recoiler is automatically rethreaded and the line restarts. This process is all completed in just over 2 minutes and it is fully-automatic and unassisted by the operator. This level of technology is not common and will greatly increase your production.

Camden Yards’ Red Bud Industries Stretcher Leveler Featured in Modern Metals Magazine
Camden Yards Steel, a flat-rolled steel service center in Camden, New Jersey, was recently featured in Modern Metals magazine with an article showcasing their new .500" (12.7 mm) x 96" (2438 mm) Red Bud Industries Stretcher Leveler Half-Line Retrofit. In this article, Camden Yards’ CEO, Mike Amato, Sr., explains what their deciding factor was in ultimately choosing Red Bud Industries. The equipment also included a new Shear with Quick-Change Shear Blades, a Dust Collection System, and a new 40' (12,000 mm) Stacker featuring 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) Stack Tables with 60" (1524 mm) of lift. Multi-blanking capabilities were also added to a Light Gauge Cut-To-Length Line at the same time.
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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.
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Metal Center News Feature

Greenpoint Metals Red Bud Industries Blanking Line Featured in Modern Metals Magazine
Greenpoint Metals Inc., a steel service center located in Franklin, Ohio, was recently featured in Modern Metals magazine with an article showcasing their new .135” (3.5 mm) x 72” (1829 mm) Red Bud Industries Multi-Cut Blanking Line with Stretcher Leveler. Built to process high strength steel, Greenpoint Metal’s new line can handle material with tensile strengths up to 175,000 psi (1200 MPa). In this article, read why Greenpoint Metals chose Red Bud Industries to manufacture their state-of-the-art Blanking Line.
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Modern Metals Magazine Feature