Heritage Timeline

1959
Swenson Shear first launched in 1959 in Ceres, CA

1959

The Original Swenson Shear was first manufactured

1968

First Swenson Shear shipped internationally to Germany

2001

Swenson Shear acquired Swift Cut and launched the new interchangeable blade shears (known as the Model 40 and Model 46)

2003

Swenson Shear launched the second generation of SnapTable (ST3000, ST4000 & ST5000 Models)

2005

Swenson Shear launches the ST6000 and ST6500 (first air rail system for hooking up to a rollformer)

2008

Swenson Shear launches the ST8000 with Thompson Bearing rail system allowing for integration into Rollformers

2010

Swenson Shear Launches the angle notcher allowing for cleaner cuts on Mechanical seemed panels

2012

Swenson Launches the 1 Arm Bandit for stone coated metal

2014

Swenson Launches The Base & Ridge Bender

2016

Swenson Launches the Towable Option

1965

Art Doerksen purchases Swenson Shear from Ralph Swenson with a local handshake

1997

Swenson Shear world headquarters was built in Ceres, CA

2002

Swenson Shear launched the original SnapTable, the Model 205

2003

Swenson Shear launches the Model 42, 48 and 64 shears with interchangeable blade inserts

2007

Swenson Shear launches the new ST7000 removing ST3000, 4000 & 5000 from its lineup of products and introduces the Eave Hemmer

2009

Swenson Shear Launches new Eave/Valley Hemmer to ST7000 replacing the Eave Hemmer

2011

Jonathan Dravecky, current CEO, joins Swenson Shear as General Manager

2013

Swenson Launches the new SnapTable HD

2015

Swenson Launches the new SnapTable pro

2017

Swenson Launches the new SnapTable Mini