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Formtek Summertime Newsletter

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summertime Rebuild Special

Formtek can bring your tired or mothballed machine back to life. Send in your original Formtek or competitor-brand equipment for:

  • Teardown, clean and inspection of all components.
  • Items that are found to be broken or excessively worn will be identified and replacement costs will be provided.
  • Reassemble and calibrate (e.g., parallel roll shafts, etc.) as necessary.
  • All Formtek rebuilds include a one-year new machine warranty provided that all recommended components are purchased.
  • Inquire with Formtek today about rebuilds for your Yoder, Dahlstrom, Tishken, B&K and Lockformer (Custom) roll formers and presses.

New Formtek Representative

Formtek announces the appointment of Jeff Shelton as a Sales & Application Representative for the Formtek Group. Jeff has had much experience in the technical sales field as Sales Manager for Addison Machine Engineering. With a strong background in roll forming, tube mills, metal forming and application consulting, he will service Formtek's customers throughout the Central United States and Great Plains and be responsible for sales of all of metal forming and coil metal processing products focusing on the following Formtek metal forming brands: Yoder, Dahlstrom, Lockformer Custom Machinery and Tishken Forming and Fabricating Lines, B&K Metal Construction Products and the Winpro Fenestration products.

Formtek is a group of long-established companies, each with a well-known name and a history of providing innovative, reliable equipment to the metal forming and metal processing industries. As a single source provider, Formtek continues to supply it's customers with the highest quality equipment, parts and service available in the industries it serves.

Visit the Formtek website ( for additional information on products, services and employment opportunities available.

Formtek Aftermarket Services

Formtek's quality manufactured equipment should last for decades. Formtek has maintained that belief for more than 100 years. In doing so, Formtek offers a range of Aftermarket support, including OEM replacements parts for existing and used equipment, on-site service support and training, as well as equipment rebuilds and installation of modern electrical and safety features.

Contact us to find out how you can receive a 15% discount on your Formtek-branded roll former or press rebuilds. Hurry, offer ends July 31, 2010.

Feel free to visit our new website, or send us an email with any questions. We appreciate your existing business and look forward to continued work with you in the future.

Rely on the Strength of Formtek

This recession has hit everyone in the metal forming industry; including our customers, competitors and vendors as well as us. Additionally, there have been several casualties of idling, restructure and liquidations. Among these casualties are companies with names similar to ours, such as FormTech, which have no relation to the Formtek Group.

With the financial backing of our parent company, Mestek, Inc., the Formtek Group has maintained a strong balance sheet to weather the storm of this recession. You can be sure to count on us now and in the future for your metal forming needs, whether it is new equipment, parts or service, we are here for you.

Yoder 100th Anniversary

Yoder Manufacturing turns 100 Years Old in 2010! Check our website throughout the year to see how many machines are still running after 50 or 60 years. You can also view the history of Yoder on our history page on the website.

Oldest Yoder Promotion

Since 1910, Yoder has revolutionized the sheet metal forming industry. We are looking for the oldest Yoder machinery in production. Do you have a Yoder machine from the 1930's, 1940's or 1950's that is still in production? Have you inherited a Yoder machine that you think may be old? Or are you just curious of the history on your Yoder equipment? If you are interested in participating, please send us:

  1. Yoder Serial Number
  2. Model of the Yoder Machine (if you know)
  3. Digital picture of the Yoder machine
  4. Address where Yoder machine is currently installed

With that information, we will compile the information to find out the oldest Yoder machine in production. The winner will be featured in our 100th anniversary marketing campaign. Please email us your information.