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Ironworkers help with metal fabrication


Iroquois Ironworker, Inc., a small manufacturing company in Iroquois, S.D., was established in Iroquois in 2003 by Richard Tilton. Eleven employees build hydraulic machines for metal fabrication. These ironworkers press and bend metal into angles, drill holes, and slice through metal with ease.

Beginning with the SPP40/75, Ironworker has since grown to offer a full lineup of metalworking machines.

“We have over 600 machines operating throughout the continent,” stated Tilton. “Our goal has always been to offer high-quality and dependable products at an affordable price. Our machines are proudly made in the USA and Canada. We want to make sure that the customer gets the right machine to fit their specific needs.”

Initially, the machines were marketed through trade shows, however the business has grown to an online presence, and they have a storefront available in Iroquois, Mon. - Fri. from 9 to 5. The machines may also be viewed at

The majority of the machines are sold to small manufacturing shops and shipped all over the United States and Canada. They have sold ironworkers to larger businesses, such as Toyota and the U.S. government and also recently shipped one to Alaska to the U.S. Air Force. The ironworkers have a place in all kinds of shops.


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