William T. Stanford established Bettendorf Stanford in 1965 when he purchased the assets of the Bettendorf Company of Bettendorf, Iowa. The Bettendorf Company was the original manufacturer of the micro bread slicer and slicer blades. With the purchase, the company was moved in 1966 from Bettendorf, Iowa to Salem, Illinois, where it remains today. Salem is 75 miles of St. Louis, Missouri.
Bettendorf Stanford started re-manufacturing the Model 60-75 slicers in 1966 along with manufacturing all the parts for the machines including the lattice and blade guides. In the late 1970’s, the company started re-manufacturing the Mark 50 bagger. This bagger, along with the model 75 slicer, is the preferred equipment used for slicing and bagging pan bread.
Bettendorf Stanford is the oldest manufacturer of the Microloy Blades in the world. Only the finest alloys, the most–tested welding equipment and precision grinders are used to manufacture the Microloy Blades.
Bettendorf Stanford prides itself in its knowledge of slicing and packaging. Our management team experience in the baking industry is all with Bettendorf Stanford. The company and its management are members of the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Association since 1967 and the Society of Bakery Engineers since 1969. Management has presented papers at the Society on bread slicing and annually teaches courses at the American Institute of Baking. Bettendorf Stanford has been recognized by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce as an outstanding community partner.