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Friedman Orders CTL Line from Red Bud

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Red Bud Industries recently received an order for a 1-inch by 96-inch Heavy Gauge Cut-to-Length Line with Stretcher Leveler from Friedman Industries. The line will be installed in Sinton, Texas, on Steel Dynamic Inc.’s campus.

The new system will be one of the largest and most technologically advanced lines in North America, Red Bud claims. It will include a 50-foot RBI T4, 3,000-ton Stretcher Leveler featuring  Red Bud Industries’ Quick Draw technology. The unit also features Red Bud Industries’ SUREGRIP metallic grippers that prevent slippage when running high-strength and/or oily material.

The new line also includes a heavy gauge flattener with Pop Top technology. This allows the top frame of the unit to be opened with the push of a button for roll cleaning and maintenance. Opening the head can be done in as little as a few minutes with no disassembly required.