Rafter Equipment Corporation is one of North America’s oldest metal forming machinery manufacturers. Founded in 1917, the original Rafter Machine Company was located in Belleville, New Jersey. Primarily a roll forming machine builder, Rafter Machine had some 450 customers and supplied as many as 850 roll formers installed around the world.
In 1988, three ex-Yoder Manufacturing employees purchased and transplanted Rafter Machine to Cleveland, Ohio. These were Walter Krenz – President, Paul Rohde – VP of Operations, and John (Jack) Brandli – VP of Engineering. It was here when the company was renamed to Rafter Equipment Corporation. In 1992, the company expanded and was again relocated to a larger facility in its current location in Strongsville, Ohio.
Under the new ownership, Rafter was transformed into a premier designer and builder of tube mill machines and equipment. Our goal is to cater to the customer by offering high-efficiency, high-production equipment. We now offer high-quality tube & pipe mills, roll forming machines, flying cutoff machines and other ancillary equipment related to the tube & pipe and roll forming industries..