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.

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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.

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Bowe Shredder Rotors

Bowe Machine has been manufacturing Auto Shredder Rotors for more than 30 years.  We have produced over 400 new Rotors and rebuilt more than 40 rotors.

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

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What’s New

Quality Technician

Responsible for inspecting incoming raw materials, machined parts, ground parts, welded parts, and assemblies…

Production Controller

Responsible for overseeing daily manufacturing operations, CNC programming, and machine setups…

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

We’re all thrilled to celebrate the completion of our new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony…

It’s a Sign!

It’s a Sign!

The Bowe Machine Company sign was erected today, putting the finishing touch on our new building.


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

Since 1962 we have been manufacturing industrial shear blades for the demolition and scrap metal recycling industries, 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.


With an extensive range of large capacity equipment, specializing in Blanchard grinding and large turning, we have the expertise to satisfy nearly any requirement.  We also provide repair machining and welding to an array of customers in the foundry, quarry, fabricating and press shop industries.  Our Quad-Cities location allows us to work closely with other suppliers to provide you with the finished product, including heat treating, surface coatings and various types of plating.