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Our Story

For over 60 years, our products have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers and the industries they serve. As pioneers in both material handling and recycling solutions, we offer a commitment to customer-focused service, state-of-the-art engineering, and quality craftsmanship in every project. We believe that smart products lead to elevated production in a safe and sustainable way.

We are an American company.

Sweed is a privately held American manufacturing company that designs, manufactures and sells quality equipment to a global audience.

We are innovation.

Innovation is our lifeblood. We are always searching for ways to improve our products and our processes. We consistently challenge the status quo and search for ways to improve tomorrow’s needs – not just today’s.

We believe in quality.

We understand that quality means longer-lasting and better standing. High operational expectations drive our intense need to provide the best on the market.

We evolve technology.

We use technology to improve efficiencies in operations and machinery. We use selective integration to maintain strict standards for performance.

We enhance safety.

Our customers’ work environments can easily turn dangerous with less than optimal equipment in place. We’ll keep them safe.

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We increase productivity.

We help you do more by making you do less.

We are knowledgeable.

Our mechanical engineers work closely with customers to ensure products are designed, manufactured and installed to exceed customer expectations.

We are pioneers.

With the constant evolution of manufacturing, we’ve dedicated decades to creating product lines that are innovative, efficient, and safe.


Sweed Wire Chopping System


Sweed’s specialized wire and cable recycling systems provide linear and bulk scrap solutions for copper, aluminum, and steel recovery. Sweed systems are capable of processing from 500 up to 12,000+ pounds per hour, and efficiently separate all types of wire.


Who We Are 

Sweed’s Core Values Emblem

The development of Sweed’s Core Values was a collaborative effort among our entire team. From the sales department to shipping and all departments in between, the Core Values are the foundation for all of our actions and can be summed up in the acronym R.E.A.C.H.

Respect the Relationship

We realize that relationships are at the heart of what we do. We understand there is cause and effect of our interactions with each other and with our customers; we take this seriously. By being respectful in every interaction, we build trust and integrity, the cornerstones of long-term relationships.

Exceed Expectations

We understand our customers expect us to produce quality results, and we work to exceed those expectations.

Advance through Innovation

Innovation is our lifeblood. Our continued success demands that we always find ways to improve our products and our processes. Innovation and drive for growth are part of our DNA – we challenge the status quo and look for improvement.

Commit and Engage

We are driven to provide results and be the best at what we do. We are committed to our customer and to our team.

Health & Well-Being

Our organization is only as strong as our greatest resource – our people. Our success depends on the well-being of our people. We make sure we are taking care: being safe and promoting a healthy organization at every level.


These fundamental beliefs assist us in reaching our goals and represent our highest priorities and driving forces. R.E.A.C.H. is the heart of Sweed and its employees and is the reason customers turn to us first for a trusted solution.


Our Home

Sweed is located in Gold Hill in beautiful Southern Oregon. When they’re not devoting their expertise to building the quality machinery that Sweed is known for, Sweed’s employees take advantage of all the area has to offer: beautiful outdoor adventures throughout the year, rich culture in nearby cities, and close proximity to national parks and other landmarks. One hour to the north is iconic Crater Lake while the beautiful Oregon coast is a scenic two-hour drive to the west. Summers are filled with hiking, biking, fly fishing, and exploring the beautiful rivers and waterfalls in the area. Winters promise skiing, snowshoeing, winter angling, and cozy lodges.

Sweed is only a 20-30-minute drive from Grants Pass, Medford, and Ashland. These cities boast unique fine dining experiences, delicious local craft breweries and wineries, incomparable cultural experiences like The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a variety of galleries, plus Southern Oregon University. With all the area has to offer, it’s no wonder Sweed loves calling Southern Oregon home!

Join Our Team

Build a career with Sweed

We are a fast-growing, fun company based in beautiful Southern Oregon. Our machines are in companies across the world and are often customized to each client’s needs – we pride ourselves on the relationships we build and maintain with each of our clients.