From Scrap to Success: Roll-Kraft’s Training Leads to Immediate Positive Impact on Productivity and Yields

We “inherited” a roll former from one of our sister plants that was being shut down. We did not have a very big window of opportunity to do operator or maintenance training on the equipment with the old team before going live. We struggled mightily to meet our demands and had to run a lot of overtime to compensate for our poor uptime and yields. In fact, we were considering adding a 3rd shift to keep up with demands. After bringing in your team (Yervand) we experienced an immediate impact on productivity and yields. We reduced our scrap by 75% ($8.7k per week to $2.1k per week) and it continues to drop. Not only did we see better yields, we did not have to implement a 3rd shift and are now rarely running overtime as we can now keep up with demand. We are also maintaining our designated safety stock.

After the success of those adjustments and set-up advice, we decided to do a 2-day training workshop with Roll-Kraft for our entire maintenance team as well as a few others from another sister plant, as they make the same tooling as us. The training went well with positive feedback from my entire team. We are currently getting new tooling through Roll-Kraft and are highly anticipating the install. I highly recommend Roll-Kraft even if you think you are not experiencing issues - their experienced team will find something to help your roll former operation improve.

Adam Walesh
Strategic Engineering Manager
Larson Manufacturing Company

Four Mills From Four Manufacturers? No Problem for Roll-Kraft Service Techs

When I set this training up, I (as a production manager) was concerned about how this would go with our “unique” mix of equipment and manufacturers, and honestly, our lack of preventative maintenance.

The classroom training was a perfect start and was eye opening to our team (which varies from 1 month of experience to 24 years of experience!). Yervand was very knowledgeable and was able to answer technical questions on the spot. From there, we did 3 days of on-the-floor training where Yervand was very hands on and reviewed 4 mills (of 4 different manufacturers!) for us. He helped us find issues we never realized we had and gave us troubleshooting guidance to make us more efficient with our repairs. 

We are already planning on bringing him back for a refresher and so we can keep building on these improvements!

Jennifer​​​​ Cissell
Production Manager
US Premier Tube Mills

Running Beautiful Quality Parts After Roll-Kraft Rebuild

Our company purchased a machine that was going through major issues with tooling to produce quality parts. No matter how we adjusted or set the machine we could not get a consistent result. Roll-Kraft was contacted to review and rebuild our tooling, which turned out to be very successful. We are now running beautiful quality parts and will be working with Roll-Kraft in the future with any tooling issues we come across.

Yankee Eigner
Chief Operations Officer
OEG Building Materials

Roll-Kraft Team Does Great Work

Just want you to know that we checked all the last tooling you recut for us a few weeks back. Let your guys out on the floor know they do great work!!

It all checked out great and a fantastic finish cut.

Cary Dennis
Hutchens Industries

Roll-Kraft Recommended for All Your Roll Forming Needs

Yervand was extremely knowledgeable on the art of roll forming and was able to communicate this information in a digestible manner for our operators to understand. The Roll-Kraft class he taught is an excellent introduction for anyone entering the industry as it provides a foundation for roll forming terminology, equipment and troubleshooting processes. 

During his visit to our site, Yervand exhibited genuine attentiveness by actively listening to all the concerns and issues we had with our roll forming mills. He skillfully identified crucial areas in need of maintenance and repair, providing valuable suggestions on gauging strategies and preventive maintenance routines to adopt. Thanks to his expertise we all learned valuable roll forming practices we aim to implement moving forward. With this newfound knowledge we are equipped to enhance the quality of our production lines and create transformative change.

Without a doubt I recommend Roll-Kraft for all your roll-forming needs!


Janette Estupinan
Maintenance and Reliability Engineering Intern  
Haydon Corporation

Flawless Rollformer Performance

Thanks again for getting the team out here to StorFlex. The rollformer has been performing flawlessly since the guys left. I really appreciate the help and training they provided us.


Chris Lundgren
Industrial Maintenance Administrator
StorFlex Holdings, Inc.

We Trust Roll-Kraft for Design, Product and Service


I am thankful for the exceptional service that you and the rest of the team at Roll-Kraft provided to help get us out of a very difficult situation. We have been using your tooling somewhat continuously for more than 3 years. Recently we discovered excessive wear in some of the tools. We have not encountered that issue yet with any of the tooling that we have purchased from Roll-Kraft, and we have not been inspecting the tools for wear. With your help, we quickly diagnosed the problem and began the repair.

I know that your factory is extremely busy right now, and I need to thank your team for figuring out a way to expedite our emergency situation. We made the decision to buy from Roll-Kraft because we trusted your ability to design, produce and service our needs. Last week you proved to us that you are worthy of that trust, and that you deserve our most sincere appreciation.

Thanks again,

Sam Foti, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Hose Master

Amazing Delivery

Hey Mr. Ovidiu. Wow, the 2.5” plug was delivered 30 minutes after I sent the request! You guys are amazing. 

Thanks Mr. Ovidiu for everything you do for us!

Chad McKenna
Arcelor Mittal Dofasco

Keep up the Great Work!

Thanks for all your help as well as the others in shipping whom played their part in getting these sets loaded out for us yesterday.  Keep up the great work!!

Thank You,

Brent Schepman
Thormax Enterprises, LLC
Seymour, IN 47274

Recommend Roll-Kraft as Technical Roll Forming Partner

After a slew of retirements, we were left with a roll forming competency gap which we needed help to address. We called Roll-Kraft, and Yervand was on site within a few weeks to provide in-depth training to our mill operators. During the hands-on training session, Yervand worked with each of our mill operators, providing them the fundamentals of mill operation and troubleshooting. 

During subsequent visits, Yervand was on-site working with our engineering team to resolve issues with profiles and provided recommendations for mill refurbishment and tooling improvements that we executed on to reduce downtime and scrap, improving throughput on several of our mills. I would highly recommend Roll-Kraft as a technical partner for all things roll-forming.

Phillip Ruffy
Value Stream Leader, Wiremold

Roll-Kraft Training Addresses Pandemic Era Labor Concerns

An issue employers’ face in this pandemic era is labor shortage, and ACM is no different. Our newer staff lacks experience, and I looked at solutions where an expert can train them in roll forming. Roll-Kraft has that expertise and provides training classes for roll forming. We had Yervand Poghosyan scheduled for four days in our facility to train set-up and maintenance staff. I was part of the training as well. It was an informative class, and I am glad we organized this. Yervand was patient, helped train the associates to take proper measurements, gave pointers on machine adjustments and care. I received a positive response from the associates who were part of the training. We plan on having more of these training sessions in the future. I would highly recommend Roll-Kraft for their services.  

Misbah Abdul Rahman
Product and Manufacturing Engineer
American Construction Metals

Roll-Kraft Offers OUTSTANDING Customer Service


Thank You again for the OUTSTANDING customer service!!!

I truly appreciate your help, every time I need help with something you have come through for me!

I am turning a purchase requisition in for the rollers today.

Thanks again,


Shawn Mitchell: Tireless Work Ethic and Exemplary Work

Chuck, as you know, before I retired as Tenneco’s Senior Tube Mill Engineer in January of 2019, we had been working together for over 35 years. For all of those years, Roll-Kraft has supplied Tenneco with good quality sets of rolls to run both cold-rolled steel and stainless steel.  During that 35-year period, I worked with many people in your sales department. With that said, I would like to point out one individual who stands out and has done exemplary work for me, representing Roll-Kraft. This individual is Shawn Mitchell. 

Over the years, Shawn has worked tirelessly, during work hours and after work hours, to give me timely feedback on my rolls. Even when Shawn was out of the office and traveling, he still researched and resolved my issues with accurate and timely feedback.

I feel that Shawn’s best work ethic is his word. When Shawn tells you that it will take a specific number of weeks to receive a set of regrind rolls back, or a new set of rolls made, you can count on his word to get the job done for you in that time frame. When I personally think of Shawn, I see a man who is dedicated to his job, works hard, has a great work ethic, and most of all, a great personality and sense of humor when working with customers.


Joe Heppner
Tube Mill Consulting, LLC

You Could Not Have Sent a Better Tech

Matt was fantastic when he was at our facility last week. You could not have sent a better tech to help us get up and running. He has the roll former running great.

He worked as hard and fast as he could to finish the job by close of business on Friday for us. And, he also took the time to explain everything to us. I learned quite a bit from him!

Thank you,

Rob Allen
Mechanical Engineer
Continental Industries

25 Years of Going Above and Beyond

I have worked with Chicago Roll for over twenty-five years, improving tooling designs for our various mills and handling roll regrinds. The service has always been outstanding, and they are a great source to reach out to for problem-solving. I highly recommend them for your tooling needs, big or small. The turnaround time is exceptional if your rolling schedule is tight. They have a history of going above and beyond to ensure they keep their customers’ mills running when issues arise.

Scott Tichler
General Supervisor
TMK Ipsco

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