About Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc.
If you're not already a customer of Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc. we welcome you as a future owner of an American made Betenbender Hydraulic Shear or Hydraulic Press Brake. If you've bought one before, we welcome you back. We are very proud of the fact that our customers come back again and again as they grow and need more equipment.
In addition to a full range of Hydraulic Shears and Hydraulic Press Brakes -- all easy to operate and engineered for simplicity, we have an national and international sales and service team ready to serve you.
Since 1972 we have continually updated our designs and equipment to meet our customers' needs. We always appreciate feedback from our customers.
-Max Betenbender, President
The Betenbender Family of American Hydraulic Shears and Hydraulic Press Brakes is made by Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc. from Coggon, Iowa, U.S.A. Now celebrating 42 years in business, this Midwestern company continues to produce, what we think, is America's best-built Shears and Press Brakes. Glen Betenbender began as a blacksmith in Coggon during the 1930s. During WWII, he ran a small fabrication and repair shop. In 1948 he and his wife moved their growing business into their current location as a repair and manufacturing facility. Their son, Max, joined the company in 1967 after serving in the United States Army. In 1972, Glen and Max built their first shear -- then for their own use, but demand from other local businesses for their shear prompted the Betenbender's to begin producing shears for nationwide and international resale. In 1984 Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc. got its first contract to produce shears for a major company.
Today, there are over 3,500 Betenbender machines in use with very few on the used market. We have always said, "If it says Betenbender on the nameplate, you've got a machine that will do the job."
This Betenbender Hydraulic Shear, (one of the first machines - made in 1972) is still in operation today.