B u s h t o n M a n u f a c t u r i n g
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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.
The PanelMASTER IV has officially been released. The first run of machines has shipped successfully and we are already backlogged 2-3 months on orders for this machine. See our 'Products' page for more information.
Nikole is currently training our newest employee, Adreann. Once Adreann has completed her training, Nikole will be working part time in the mornings and Adreann will take over part time in the afternoon, as well as updating the website.
Bushton Manufacturing would like to welcome the newest member of the HAWK family! Baby Alia was born to Nikole and Scott Smith in early November. Rachelle was working part-time as Nikole prepared for maternity leave. She moved to full time when Alia was born and has been a big help keeping things moving. Nikole is back in the office on a very limited basis.
May 13 & 14
August 19 & 20
September 9 - 18
Fox Chapel Open House
Midwest Scroll Saw Picnic
Kansas State Fair
Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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 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.
Linus Orth, brother of co-owners Nilus and Loren, uncle to Nikole, and partner in sister company Quincraft Products, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015. He suffered from cancer for several years, but we were not expecting the suddenness with which he declined and it has been difficult on the entire family.
We ask that you have patience and bear with us while we make the necessary preparations and mourn his passing.
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!