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Tennsmith’s Dedication to Metal Forming Mastery

In the metalworking industry, Tennsmith is a name that often comes up when discussing reliable, high-quality metal forming machinery. Whether for a small shop or a large production facility, Tennsmith’s range of products and their commitment to service have made them a go-to provider for metal forming solutions.

Products-USA MADE:

Tennsmith produces a wide range of metalworking machinery, including but not limited to:

  • Automatic Folders: These are machines that automate the folding of sheet metal, increasing precision and productivity.
  • Hand Brakes: A staple in many metal shops, these allow for the manual bending of metal sheets and are known for their durability and effectiveness.
  • Shears: Tennsmith shears are used for cutting through metal sheets and are built to maintain accuracy and smooth operation over many years of service.
  • Slip Rolls: These are designed to roll metal sheets into cylindrical shapes and are known for their precision and ease of use.
  • Cleat Benders, Notchers, Rotary Machines: These specialized machines are designed for specific tasks in metal fabrication such as bending cleats, cutting notches, or creating various shapes through rotary motion.

History and Background:

  • Founded: Established in 1928, Tennsmith has a long-standing history in the metalworking industry.
  • Heritage: Over the decades, the company has built a reputation for quality and reliability in metal forming machinery.
  • Acquisitions: Tennsmith Acquired both Roper Whitney in 2011 and Roll Former Corporation in 2021. United under TennSmith’s umbrella, the combined prowess of Roper Whitney, Roll Former LLC, and TennSmith delivers the most comprehensive range of American-made sheet metal machinery available in the market today.

Technology and Innovation:

  • Tennsmith is known for integrating innovation into their product design, often updating their machinery with the latest technology to improve performance and user-friendliness.

Quality and Craftsmanship:

  • Emphasizing American-made quality, Tennsmith’s equipment is noted for its heavy-duty construction and long service life. The company takes pride in the craftsmanship of their machines, which is reflected in their durability and performance.

Market and Applications:

  • Tennsmith serves a variety of markets, including HVAC, roofing, industrial fabrication, and educational institutions.
  • Their machines are versatile enough to be used for a wide range of applications from custom metalworking to mass production.

Service and Support:

  • Tennsmith places a high value on customer service and offers support for their equipment, including parts and technical guidance.

Company Values:

  • As a family-owned business, Tennsmith emphasizes traditional values such as customer service, quality, and integrity.

Location and Distribution:

  • Headquartered in McMinnville, Tennessee, Tennsmith is a proud American manufacturer with deep roots in the tradition of quality and innovation in metalworking.
  • Direct Sales: In addition to our comprehensive network of dealers, we also facilitate direct sales, offering our customers the option to purchase directly from our headquarters for added convenience and service.

Innovative Partnerships:

  • Eckold: A Swiss-based titan known for its precision and durability since 1957. With tools like Kraftformers, Flanging, Planishing, and Wheeling, our partnership with Eckold broadens our product depth and introduces advanced tools to the North American market.
  • Evobend: A German marvel revolutionizing long folding machines. Their technology promises unparalleled bending quality and flexibility, marking a significant evolution in the metal forming arena.

As we move forward, we remain dedicated to providing you with the highest quality machinery and solutions that drive your success. We thank you for your continued trust and support.

Once again, thank you for being a part of our journey. We look forward to the continued growth and success of the Tennsmith Family of Brands.