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Bradbury Group Expands North American Coil Processing Customer Service

The Athader/Bradbury Group team, from left: Jim Sugars, Industry Sales Leader Coil Processing Lines; Thomas Hofstetter, Athader Service Technician; Jason Bartel, Technical Sales Engineer; and Harkaitz Luengo, Athader General Manager. Not pictured: Steve Baker and Eduardo Maldonado.

Moundridge, KS — 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.

Hofstetter, working from The Bradbury Co., Inc. in Moundridge, KS, is ready to assist Athader customers with equipment troubleshooting, technical instruction, remote service, spare parts, equipment upgrades and more. An inventory of Athader spare parts on the shelf at Bradbury ensures customers can rely on fast shipments and timely customer service.

Along with his degree in welding technology, Hofstetter brings five years of experience in Weapons Test and Assembly in the U.S. Navy and four years as a Shipboard Install Subject Matter Expert for all naval aircraft carriers. Thomas joins Athader’s North American service team working with Steve Baker, Athader Sales Area Manager; Eduardo Maldonado, Mexico Sales Manager; Jim Sugars, Industry Sales leader Coil Processing Lines; and Jason Bartel, Technical Sales Engineer. He will also work closely with Athader service in Spain and Bradbury service in the USA.

Athader joined The Bradbury Group of companies in 2012, allowing Bradbury and Athader to combine expertise and experience in the coil processing industry. Bradbury Group's cutting-edge equipment consists of slitting lines, cut-to-length lines, stacking and packaging lines, rotary shears, slitting heads, and the most up-to-date leveling technology, including the patented e-drive® leveler.

About The Bradbury Group

Bradbury-logoThe Bradbury Group is a family of manufacturing companies dedicated to producing high-quality, productivity-enhancing equipment for customers worldwide, including those in the metal construction industry who produce metal buildings, metal claddings, insulated panel systems, metal framing and myriad other metal components, in addition to companies who process coil. To learn more, visit   

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