Addison Machine sets the industry standard for quality tube mill products, custom-designed from the ground up by people who know how to operate them. That’s because the best ideas don’t come from the drawing board, they come from real-world experience. Everyone involved in making Addison Tube Mills - the engineers, sales people, even the president - has experience operating them.
Since 1946, the Brunken Family has been a trusted provider to the tube and pipe industry. The Addison Machine extended family is committed to providing the best Tube Mills, Mill Components and tooling available - each designed with your needs squarely in mind.
Your Addison Machine team comprises of over 275+ years of collective experience to bring you solutions for your requirements.
Pat Brunken, brother to Jay, joined Addison after managing a tube manufacturing facility for many years. He knows firsthand the challenges facing today's tube and pipe producers. Pat's been there - he lived the pressures of production deadlines, customer demands, and supply-chain management. Pat understands what tube mill operators and line managers need to get orders out the door.
In 1965, Walter and his two sons, Ronald and Gerald, partnered to form Addison Machine Engineering. As a general machine shop, Addison Machine produced parts for many industries while still focusing on tube mill tooling and regrind services out of their Addison, Illinois plant. Walter instilled in his sons the values of uncompromising quality, knowledgeable service, and superior performance. By 1996, Ronald had stepped in as operations manager for the facility.
Addison's tube producing sister Company was formed in 1971 by Gerald Brunken Sr. Serving primarily the automotive industry, the Company went on to enjoy many years of success.
By 1977, Addison's growth necessitated a second facility, and the Reedsburg, Wisconsin, plant was opened. Ron was chosen to head up that operation, poising the Company for an exciting new direction.
In 1978, Ron designed the first Addison Machine tube mill. Having worked his entire life as a supplier to the tube and pipe industry, he understood what producers want - solid, reliable, no-fuss mills. And so he started sketching out a mill that tube producers needed. His goal - design and build the best mills in the business. Ronald's first mill was that and more. The rest, as they say, is history.
2002 saw the merger of the Addison plant into the Reedsburg facility, and management of the combined operation turned over to Gerald. The merger consolidated production into a single, streamlined operation and allowed the Company to integrate the very best from both Addison teams under one roof.