Bowe Machine Company


We are a family owned business founded in 1956 by the late William J. Bowe.  Click below to find out more about our Facilities, History, and Employment Opportunities.


Bowe Knives


Bowe Knives manufacturer industrial shear blades for the scrap processing and demolition industries.  For over 40 years, we have produced quality products at competitive prices.


Bowe Shredder Rotors


Bowe Machine has been manufacturing Auto Shredder Rotors for more than 50 years.  We have produced over 500 new Rotors and rebuilt more than 50 rotors.




Bowe Machine Company offers a full range of services including Large Turning, Milling & Machining, Grinding, Repair Machining, Welding, Bowe Shredder Rotors, and Bowe Knives.



What’s New

Manual and CNC Machinist Positions

Bowe Machine Company is currently accepting applications for experienced, detail-oriented Manual and CNC Machine Operators/Machinists. Duties/Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Producing parts with manual and/or CNC machines Performing common types of...

Bowe to Exhibit at ISRI Convention

Bowe to Exhibit at ISRI Convention

Several representatives of Bowe Machine Company will be in Las Vegas for the ISRI Convention April 14-19. Come visit us at our Bowe Knives Booth #1353. We will also be at Booth #1249 with WENDT Corporation, our exclusive partner and distributor of Bowe Shredder...

Bowe Machine Company Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Bowe Machine Company Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

After months of preparation, Bowe Machine Company is proud to announce that we are now an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company! ISO 9001:2015, developed by the International Organization for Standardization, is the world’s most popular quality management system standard....

Final Preparations for Bowe/WENDT Open House

Our Open House is just a week away now, and interest in the 2-day event has exceeded our hopes.  We're looking forward to hosting the many customers, suppliers, industry experts, and media members that will be attending. Recycling Today is one of the magazines that...

Bowe Rotors/WENDT Open House

Bowe Rotors/WENDT Open House

Bowe Machine is hosting an Open House on September 21st & 22nd, in conjunction with our partner WENDT CORPORATION. Experience our entire operation with a tour of our engineering department and new 32,000 square foot building addition. Get a close-up view of our...

Happy Birthday BMC

Happy Birthday BMC

On April 30th, 2016, we mark the 60th anniversary of Bowe Machine Company.  Our thoughts turn to our founder, William J. Bowe, with appreciation.  He was a man who was small in stature but big in ambition.  He would be so proud of what his little business has become!


is a family-owned business founded in 1956 by the late William J. Bowe.  Starting as a job and contract machine shop, Bowe Machine continues to expand and excel in all types of C.N.C. and manual machining, with one of the largest mills in the Midwest and the largest Blanchard grinders in eastern Iowa.

Bowe Machine has been manufacturing shear blades for the demolition and scrap metal recycling industries for over 55 years, marketed under our product name BOWE KNIVES since 1986.


Bowe manufactures and rebuilds complete shredder rotor assemblies for the auto/scrap metal recycling industry, sold exclusively through WENDT CORPORATION.
We also manufacture Waste to Energy Rotors (WTE) for the municipal waste industry; inquire directly to Bowe Machine Company for WTE Rotors.


Bowe Machine Company has a large facility and an extensive range of large capacity equipment.  Specializing in Blanchard grindinglarge turning, and large milling, we have the expertise to satisfy nearly any machining requirement.  We also provide repair machining and welding to a wide variety of industries — foundry, quarry, agricultural, fabricating, and press shop, to name a few.
Our Quad-Cities location allows us to work closely with other suppliers to provide you with the finished product, including splining, heat treating, surface coatings, and various types of plating.