Bradford Equipment Co. Inc., which is a privately owned Florida Corporation, provides in the course of it's daily operation, equipment appraisal services to the foundry industry, as well as it's normal business of buying and selling used foundry equipment.

The President John C. Helm has over thirty-eight years of experience with foundries. [see list of experience] John has spent over nine years with Shalco Systems (Foundry Equipment Manufacturers) in Product Development, Sales and Service and five years as a Manufacturer's Representative specializing in custom designed foundry equipment and systems. John also has three years in the foundry industry in the capacity of Plant Engineer, Product Management, Maintenance Supervision and Sales. The last fifteen years have been spent Appraising and Liquidating equipment for the foundry industry.


Cherubin Alex Schwartz, Metallurgical Engineer, 30 years experience in the Foundry industry and in the import/export business. Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese.

He is the South and Central American rep for UFDY.

The following is a partial list of companies for which Bradford Equipment Co. Inc. has done liquidations, appraisals and/or auctions:

  • American Sterilizer Erie, PA
  • AR Castings Pine Bluff, AR
  • Bay City Foundry Bay City, MI
  • Bullard Castings Division Cleveland, OH
  • Bergen Point Brass Bayonne, NJ
  • Brillion Iron Works Brillion, WI
  • Brost Foundry Company Cleveland, OH
  • Cadillac Metal Casters Cadillac, MI
  • Caney Castings Caney, KS
  • Cleveland Aluminum Cleveland, OH
  • Cifunsa Saltillo, Mexico
  • Conflo Manufacturing Orrville, OH
  • Cost Cast Haines City, FL
  • C R Products Bonne Terre, MO
  • CWC Textron – Muskegon Muskegon, MI
  • CWC Textron – National Motor South Haven, MI
  • The Duriron Company Dayton, OH
  • Durralloy Blaw-Knox Company Scottsdale, PA
  • Eagle Iron Works Blackwell, OK
  • EBW Muskegon, MI
  • Farrell Cheek Steel Company Sandusky, OH
  • Faunt Foundries Chicago, IL
  • Ford Motor Company Flat Rock, MI
  • Forest City Foundries Company Cleveland, OH
  • Frontier Foundries Niagara Falls, NY
  • General Electric Company Erie, PA
  • Geneva Foundry Corporation Geneva, NY
  • Giddings & Lewis Foundry Madison, WI
  • Goya De Puerto Rico, Inc. Bayamon Puerto Rico
  • Harrison Steel Castings Attica In.
  • Helmick Corporation Fairmont, WV
  • Hudson Metals Huntsville, AL
  • Kennedy Valve Elmira, NY
  • Kunkle Foundry Andrews, IN
  • Lincoln Brass Detroit, MI
  • Lodi Foundry Lodi, OH
  • Massillon Steel Foundry Massillon, OH
  • Norwalk Foundry Norwalk, OH
  • Otis Elevator London, OH
  • Owens Illinois Alton, IL
  • Pencast Penn, PA
  • PerMold Corporation Medina, OH
  • Price Pfister Pacoima, CA
  • Rockwell Manufacturing Uniontown, PA
  • Reyco Industries Springfield, MO
  • Rota Agro Maracay, Venezuela
  • Sin Jin Ind. Co. Seoul South Korea
  • United Defense Anniston, AL
  • Urban Castings Blackwood, NJ
  • Warner Foundry Detroit, MI
  • Western Foundry Holland, MI
  • Westwood Aluminum Milwaukee, WI
  • White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Cleveland, OH