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Corporate Profile: Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc.

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.


An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.


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.

The Betenbender Family of American Hydraulic Shears and Hydraulic Press Brakes are manufactured by Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc. from Coggon, Iowa, U.S.A. Now celebrating 39 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.”

Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc. continues to be a family owned business. Today, Max Betenbender, President, handles the operation of the manufacturing facility which includes customer service and fabrication. He is joined by his wife Donna, who is the corporation’s
Asst. Secretary-Treasurer, and daughter, Teresa – Treasurer/ Marketing Director. Long-time employee and family friend, Kyle Rawson is Vice President.

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Betenbender Manufacturing, Inc.
5806 Quality Ridge Road
Coggon, Iowa 52218


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