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TECHNICAL REINFORCEMENT FOR B&J ROCKET AMERICA

May 2017 - The market leader for retreading buffing tools based in Middlebury, IN, continues to set high standards for quality by further building up his team. With immediate effect, Arjun Dhamodharan joins the team of Marcos Guzmán, General Manager Manufacturing  ...

B&J ROCKET APPOINTS NEW SALES MANAGEMENT

May 2017 - The market leader for retreading tools with headquarters in Middlebury, IN appoints Caitlin M. Smith as General Manager Sales with immediate effect. In her new job function Caitlin follows Ben Graham, who leaves the company,  ...

THE B&J ROCKET AIRBOT® LINE-UP IS GROWING

March 2017 - The successful buffing tools are now available in further standard sizes. Ever since their introduction nearly 5 years ago, the AIRBOT® buffing tools from B&J Rocket have become very popular among retreaders and tyre service centers and are in constant use. They convince above all with their very effective cooling technology,  ...

B&J CELEBRATES ITS ANNIVERSARY

February 2017 - B&J Rocket looks back three quarters of a century on a multitude of milestones in the development and supply of highly efficient grinding and buffing tools for the tire retreading industry. In 2017, the company wants to celebrate with its customers. When Roy Barnes and E.B. Jensen founded the B&J Manufacturing Company in Chicago in 1942,  ...

BEST CHRISTMAS WISHES

December 2016 - Again, a turbulent year comes to an end. However, together with our loyal partners and customers, we can look back with contentment on a fair business year 2016, as well as a successful trade fair in Essen. Our modern logo as a new trade mark has also been positively received. ...

B&J ROCKET AMERICA, INC. HAS A NEW GENERAL MANAGER

July 2016 - With immediate effect, the market leader for retreading buffing tools with headquarters in Middlebury IN appoints Ben Graham as the new General Manager. In September 2015 Ben Graham came to B&J Rocket America, Inc. as Senior Sales Manager. He has extensive industry experience, ...

B&J REVISED ITS COMPANY LOGO

May 2016 - The Swiss company integrated the name "Rocket" into its logo. The core of a word mark is formed by the values and competencies that a company has created with its products or services. From there, the identity and image of a company is derived. At B&J, the word mark originates from the 1940s, when ...

B&J ROCKET LISTENS TO THEIR CUSTOMERS

May 2016 - Further improvements and adjustments to the products are meeting customer requirements. Stagnation means regression – true to this motto B&J continuously develops products in close dialog with their customers worldwide. In this process the Customer Forum "ProTeam" plays an important role. By sharing experiences  ... 

B&J ROCKET GRADUALLY LAUNCHES EVO-BLADE SALES

 May 2016 - The new buffing blades of the company convince in the field test and go into sales now, step by step. When B&J Rocket first announced the development of new buffing blades at the 2014 fair "REIFEN", there was talk of an evolution. B&J had developed a new manufacturing process, through which the blades, outwardly almost unchanged, now work, ... 

SEASON'S GREETINGS 2015

December 2015 - Taking stock at the end of the year 2015, we look back on a good number of successful activities. A highlight is certainly our new special catalog for the conveyor belt industry or the further development of our EVO Blades. However, we cannot close our eyes as to what is happening around us   ...

B&J ROCKET AMERICA, INC. HIRES NEW SALES MANAGER

September 2015 With Ben Graham, B&J Rocket America, Inc. , the market leader for retreading and buffing tools located in Middlebury IN, receives valuable support for its distribution. With immediate effect, Ben Graham joins B&J Rocket America, Inc. as an additional ...

B&J PRESENTS NEW SPECIAL CATALOG AND NEW PRODUCT

February 2015 - B&J has been providing tools to various industries for many years and serving areas where non-metallic surfaces are grinded. In addition to tire retreading and repair, these include companies where conveyor belts are renewed, repaired or assembled. In order to address this industry more specifically in the future, B&J is presenting a new special catalog with ...

IMPROVING UPON A STANDARD TOOL TO OPTIMIZE RESULTS

January 2015 - When repairing off-road tires the specially designed 4" and 6" B&J AIRBOT®s have become the preferred tools. The AIRBOT tools of the Swiss company not only convince with a unique design but also by the way they perform their job: aggressively, efficiently and reliably. In addition, due to the “open” design, they provide ...

SEASON'S GREETINGS 2014 

December 2014 - What a year! We have achieved a lot in 2014 and, with the announcement of the new Rocket EVO blades, we’re able to introduce a real evolution. Now, let's take a deep breath and attend to matters that have a far greater significance than our daily business. Especially after the outbreak  ...

FROM EVOLUTION TO REVOLUTION – THE NEW ROCKET EVO-BLADES

May 2014 - B&J refers to it as an evolution and introduces the new generation of their buffing blades at this year’s “REIFEN” exhibition. It was like a revolution, when in 1945 B&J company founders Barnes and Jensen presented their new Rocket rasp system  ...

Q-PLUS CHECK-UP PROMOTION SUCCESSFUL!

January 2014 - The B&J Rocket marketing action takes stock upon its expiry on December 31. Thanks to the close global cooperation with its distribution partners on the one hand and the retreaders as users on the other B&J Rocket rasp systems are considered one of the most  ...

SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM B&J

December 2013 - Another year has nearly gone by. A year 2013, in which we have set in motion and implemented a great many projects successfully. Let us now take the time to reflect on what gives us strength and ...

B&J ROCKET HIRES NEW PRODUCTION MANAGER

July 2013 - The engagement of Marcos Guzman is a great asset to B&J Rocket, market leader for retreading rasp tools located in Middlebury IN, for their quality assurance program

As of July 15th 2013, Marcos Guzman has taken over the position of production manager, responsible for the B&J factory in the USA. Marcos has ... 

Q-PLUS CHECK-UP PROMOTION - B&J MAKES AN INTERIM ASSESSMENT

July 2013 - The B&J Rocket marketing promotion has had a successful start

“We want loyalty to pay off!” With these words Andreas Müller, Managing Director of B&J Rocket, kicked off the worldwide marketing campaign in January, which will cover the entire...  

SETTLEMENT AFTER 2 1/2 YEARS

May 2013 - Dispute between B&J and former steel supplier ended

In April 2013 B&J reached an out-of-court settlement in the USA with its former steel provider. The American supplier had delivered several coil rolls to the B&J factory in early 2010, among which a batch that consisted of low-grade steel, but - accompanied by false certificates – was declared as being .... 

THE NEW B&J CATALOG 2013/14 IS NOW AVAILABLE

April 2013 - The well-known comprehensive catalog of B&J Rocket is published in its 5th edition worldwide 

Every retreader knows and appreciates it, the modern complete catalog of B&J Rocket.  It is meanwhile considered the reference for rasp and carbide tools as well as technical adviser for their application in many diverse industries. Informative, up-to-date, user friendly ....  

Q-PLUS CHECK-UP - THE NEW B&J LOYALTY PROMOTION 

February 2013 – B&J Rocket addresses retreaders with a long-term marketing initiative 

“We want loyalty to pay off!” With this announcement Andreas Müller, Managing Director of B&J Rocket, kicks off a new global marketing campaign stretching across the whole calendar year. For years B&J Rocket rasp systems are considered as effective and reliable tools  ....  

SUPPORT FOR B&J

January 2013 – New team member 

MIDDLEBURY, IN, January 2012 – With immediate effect Elizabeth (Betsy) Hansen supports B&J Rocket America as Key Account Manager. Hansen brings along a lot of experience for her new task. She spent the last 11 years  ....  

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

December 2012 – Season's greetings

Another year has nearly gone by – it has been a busy and successful one for us. Time to reflect on what gives us strength and support in life, and think of those who are in need of attention and support. Instead of Christmas cards, we have therefore .... 

THE NEW AIRBOT® SERIES GOES INTO PRODUCTION

September 2012 – B&J ROCKET keeps its promise

B&J Rocket has begun the manufacturing of the innovative successor of the worldwide established B&J RFBOT buffing tool. It began on this year’s REIFEN fair in Essen, Germany: when the Swiss company presented the prototypes of the new AIRBOT® series at the fair in June for the first time .... 

QUALITY WINS! – B&J ROCKET AMERICA KICKS OFF NEW CAMPAIGN

September 2012 – B&J Rocket America rewards all North American Retreaders with a prize competition

For B&J, the worldwide leading manufacturer of tools for the retreading industry, quality is not just an aspect of the products or the manufacturing process. B&J’s Quality Plus program covers a multitude of other factors to achieve perfect working results. For one, the retreaders are standing on the front line.... 

WORLD PREMIERE: THE NEW AIRBOT® SERIES AT THE REIFEN FAIR 

May 2012 – B&J Rocket presents the innovative successor of the worldwide established B&J RFBOT buffing tools.

The RFBOTs (Round Faced Buff Out Tool) from B&J are in daily operation at almost every retreader or tire service. The quality in terms of lifetime, concentricity and efficiency is the key argument again and again, making this tool the most used buffing tool ... 

B&J LAUNCHES ITS QUALITY CAMPAIGN

April 2012 – 2012 is ‚REIFEN’ year: The world leading fair in Essen, Germany, takes place from June 5 to 8, 2012. 

B&J Rocket, with headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, and operating worldwide, will be presenting its new hallmark ‘Quality Plus’ to trade visitors  ...

AID FOR JAPAN

March 2011 – Employees in all B&J locations are donating for the victims of the catastrophy in Japan

Earthquakes and tsunamis, followed by a volcano eruption and a nuclear accident; the whole world is stunned as it follows the dramatic events in Japan, as is the company B&J Rocket, market leader  ...

B&J ROCKET AMERICA INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCTS

March 2011 – B&J spotlights new Grinder and Extruder offerings

B&J Rocket America is proud to showcase its line of high quality grinders and extruders for the repair of tires.  “We’re very proud of our new range of products to aid in the repair of tires.  These tools suit our goal of bringing B&J quality to all areas of common ...

B&J ROCKET AMERICA DEBUTS GLOBAL CATALOG

September 2010 - Highlights Unified Company’s Capabilities

The B&J global catalog is now available, bringing all the B&J tools together and showcasing the diversity of the unified B&J. “For the first time, the entire B&J product range is represented in a single publication.  The catalog is available ...

B&J ROCKET AMERICA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

September 2010 - B&J Rocket America welcomes all visitors and customers to the new B&J website at www.bj-rocket.com

“We have created a very comprehensive and information packed site, especially in the field of B&J support”, says Todd Hart, General Manager B&J Rocket America. “Our loyal customers and prospects will find this site ..."

B&J ROCKET AMERICA HIRES NEW SALES MANAGER

September 2010 - Smith to bring focus to end-user communications

Caitlin (Cory) Smith joined the B&J Rocket America Team as Sales Manager, effective August 23rd, 2010.  Smith brings with her a successful background in advertising and business to business ...

Keep it cool – the new Alu I-Beam Air Spacers from B&J

July 2010 - B&J Rocket Sales AG introduces the next generation of its proven I-Beam spacers. The new Alu I-Beam Air spacers provide more cooling and a longer life-time.

The B&J I-Beam spacers have gained a remarkable  ...

Important Notice!

February 2010 - In the past we have been informed from several sides of our dealer network about some black sheep offering a regritting service for B & J tools. This is neither an official service offered by B & J nor recommended by our experienced production staff.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this procedure might cause problems regarding quality and lifetime of the tool, but can also be very dangerous for your own local operators. The unprofessional experiment ...

B&J Rocket reunited 

August 2009 - After operating independently for 6 years, B&J Rocket Sales AG, based in Switzerland, and the USA based B&J Manufacturing have signed an agreement to merge into one global company on
August 16th, 2009. The companies have been in close contact in order to make this agreement possible.

The newly named B&J Rocket America, Inc. will continue ...