Bradbury's new 22,000-square-foot plant in Moundridge, Kan., will manufacture the company's trim-shop equipment.

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has opened a new 22,000-square-foot plant in Moundridge, Kan., for the production of trim-shop machinery.

The building is located adjacent to the company's main office and manufacturing facility.

Designated Plant No. 3, the building was purchased to house and expand Bradbury's output of trim-shop equipment. Production will include Bradbury long folders, Panther Cub II slitter/shears, uncoilers and recoilers, stand-alone hemmers, stand-alone sheet slitters and portable rollforming equipment.

Willis Blaylock, Bradbury plant supervisor, said the new plant represents the company's commitment to serving large and small businesses with their trim-shop machinery needs.

"We've started with a core group of experienced Bradbury employees and cross-trained each person in all stages of production so that we can all step up to move a project forward without waiting for a specialist to finish a particular task," said Blaylock. "We are well equipped and fully self-sufficient. The shop has a five-axis mill, robot and stationary welders, and other CNC machines. One mill designed for machining folder components handles parts up to 50-feet long. All inventory is stored next to the assembly area for convenient access."