In March of 2009, the investment group closed the doors of Hawk Woodworking Industries, LLC. On April 14th, less than a month later, we, Bushton Manufacturing, LLC purchased Hawk Woodworking Industries, LLC (formerly RBI), moved it to our facilities in Bushton, KS and combined it with our other operations.
We enjoy hearing from customers, many of whom have had their machines for 20+ years. We will always make an effort to get the right parts to the right place and we strive to ensure customer satisfaction.
Here at Bushton Manufacturing, we take pride in long-lasting, well-built tools like the Hawk line. Hawk Woodworking Tools started as Pruitt in 1929 in the town of Pleasant Hill, MO. RB Industries (RBI) bought Pruitt in 1972 and moved the company to Harrisonville, MO. In 2007, RBI sold out to an investment group who called the company Hawk Woodworking Industries, LLC and moved the company outside Garden City, MO.
Bushton Manufacturing has completed our newest video introducing our new PanelMASTER IV! For more information on our Raised Panel Door Machine, please see our informational section on the PanelMASTER IV. We have also added several items to our Online Web Store for both Old and New PanelMASTERS. We will complete the cutters section very soon. Please still contact us by phone for new PanelMASTER IV machines or if you have any questions.
As we return from the Midwest Scroll Saw and Woodworking Trade Show in Iowa, we jump right into reparations for the Kansas State Fair! We will be at the Kansas State Fair September 9th through September 18th. Several guests will be demonstrating their work on the Hawk Scroll Saws throughout the week. Please stop by and check out our products or just come by to meet us! If there are parts or machines you know you will be ordering, please give us a call so that we can be certain that those items will be in stock for you.
We are also very excited to be finalizing our preparations for attending the Midwest Scroll Saw Picnic on August 19th - 20th in Dubuque, Iowa! Please come out to see us any time during the event. We will have parts available for purchase at the show. If you are certain you will be picking up parts or even a machine, please call us beforehand so that we can be certain we have those set aside for you, just in case we sell out before you have a chance to visit us.
Bushton Manufacturing would like to take a moment to thank Ben Fink for all of his assistance the last several years. He was instrumental in helping us decide which Pike and Pegas blades to carry. If a customer wanted a Pegas blade that we didn't stock, it was Ben that we sent them to. As a supplier and a fourth generation scroll saw artist Ben knew the value of using the right blade for the right project. We wish him all the best in retirement and hope he enjoys all of the time he will have to scroll.
Due to the retirement of Ben Fink, Bushton Manufacturing does plan to increase our selection of Pike and Pegas brand blades. Exactly which additional blades we will carry has yet to be determined but if you have a recommendation, please feel free to use our Contact Us page to let us know what blades you would like to see added to the Hawk line.
2015 has been Bushton Manufacturing's best year ever. The wood tools side had a 48% increase in sales. This was led by the large increase in PanelMASTER sales with the introduction of the improved PanelMASTER IV. Planers also saw a large increase in sales.
We are happy to announce that we will be making appearances at shows this year. Watch the calendar to see which shows we add as the year progresses.
Our sister company, Quincraft, saw the AtomPop sales double while the outside work also saw an increase.
We acquired a high accuracy, high speed spindle and DMG Vertical Machining Center. With this, we purchased A&B Automotive metal engraving business and operate it under the name Advanced Auto Graphics.
We are now back from a wonderful turnout at this year's Kansas State Fair! We sold several new machines this year. We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year's fair!
We had an extremely productive and successful stay at the Kansas State Fair this year! Our Scroll Saws drew a great amount of attention with the kids, sparking interest in both a new generation of future scrollers and their parents! Our PanelMaster IV and the new updates to our Planer kept Nilus constantly visiting with interested woodworkers. We would like to thank our hard working staff for all the extra time and effort put into transporting, setting up and working the booth during those two weeks. We would also like to thank our customers for their patience while our response time was slower than usual. We are now fully back on track and in motion!