“Our company has operated 3 KFS-1420’s for over 3 years now. During that time we have produced over 3.8 million pounds of every profile that these machines are capable of. Everything from 20 gauge 35/8 drywall studs to 14 gauge 12” 21/2” flanged C-Studs. We find configuring studs and matching tracks in whatever type is ordered is quickly accomplished with these machine’s simple adjustments . Originally, we bought our own machines to capture the savings of producing materials for our panel shops at a wholesale cost, what we found along with that was much better quality control then we were getting from the major manufacturers. The Knudson Framemakers easily produce parts for us within +/ 1/32”, much better than typical industry standards and critical for the walls we were producing.
Currently we have a new 30,000 sqfoot facility under construction. An expansion revolving around 4 new Knudson Machines, the additional new KF2014’s will dramatically increase our production. The added profits realized from our original three machines quickly paid for themselves and we have even higher expectations with the opportunities the new machines will provide. Taking advantage of the unbelievable efficiencies Knudson Framemaker machines offers us, we’ve taken our business far beyond anything we could have imagined.
Mr. Buglewicz purchased his first Knudson roll former in 2005. It remains in operation today and has produced multiple millions of lineal footage. Sound Metals rollforms steel lawn edging utilizing a large variety of steel products, including Cold Rolled, Galvanized, Stainless, Aluminized, and Painted Steel Coils. Mr. Buglewicz purchased his machine as a custom product.
“The Knudson Roll Former has answered the challenge each and every day. What an unbelievable value, backed by great parts and service. The key to small business is a reliable return on investment. Thanks to Knudson, it’s a dependable return.”
“In Latin America, the word Knudson means durability. Knudson quality is for life. We have customers who have been using the KR-18 and it has been working for them for over 30 years. I really like it that Gary Knudson is always innovating in the metal industry and that he changed the way the metal roof is built. Before, we were using a metal roof but we used screws to hold the panels to the building, which led to leaking. Gary innovated a system that no longer uses screws and instead uses clips to hold the panels to the building, eliminating the leakage problems. The KR-18 is now exclusively used for building roofs for large retailers in Mexico including WalMart, Home Depot, Casa Ley, and Soriana.”
“The Knudson Framemaker machines are compact and easy to move from one place to another. The machines are fairly priced and are affordable for startup, small, and mediumsized businesses. They are very reliable, not requiring too much training (2 days is plenty). They are also easy to fix very quickly and efficiently in the rare case that troubleshooting is needed overseas or crosscountry, with direct support by phone using photos of the problematic part of the machine.
The Framemaker machines can run 3 shifts nonstop and are available to run immediately after the coil is acquired. The changeover from size to size is approximately 45 minutes, but this controls the cost of the machine which would be many times more expensive if it had automated changes involved. Knudson is the #1 company in the world regarding cost, dependability, and return on investment.”
“Knudson machines are solidly built, reliable, and affordable. Quality of the final product of stud and track are excellent. All machines are very easy to use and adapt easily to the local electrical hookups in the eastern European market. Our customers give Knudson machines an outstanding review and are seeing their profitability grow and grow.”