About Us

We operate under a simple belief: hire great people, deliver the best product, and focus on customer satisfaction.

ShearCore is a division of Exodus Machines Inc., a privately held, family owned company located in Superior, WI. ShearCore designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and supports a full line of processing equipment for the scrap recycling and demolition industries. We design & manufacture Fortress mobile shears. We are also the exclusive North American distributor for the Copex – Reflex line of portable shear/baler/loggers, and Copex – Lidex heavy side squeeze stationary shears, and McIntyre alligator shears.


ShearCore has quickly become the new world standard in demolition and scrap recycling systems, with a reputation for innovative design, very experienced engineers, and world class manufacturing.
With strong ties to, and strong support for, the scrap recycling and demolition industries, our founders have history extending back over 30 years, so we have a great understanding of all the challenges these industries regularly encounter.
Exodus Machines Inc. was established in 2008, initially designing, engineering & manufacturing Exodus material handlers. Today Exodus no longer manufactures material handlers. It is now a company of four divisions: ShearCore, BladeCore, Connect Work Tools & OilQuick USA.


Bruce, Ross and Jim — Founder, Designer and Manufacturer

Bruce Bacon – President

Bruce Bacon has been a part of the scrap recycling industry for the past 30 years. He started out as a regional sales manager for Roy LaBounty, a man he considers his mentor. He then brought innovation to the mobile shear market when he co-founded Genesis Equipment. After a brief departure from that market, he is back at it – helping create the most cutting edge mobile shears for the scrap and demolition markets. His philosophy isn’t complicated. In his own words, “We operate under a simple belief, hire great people, deliver the best product, and focus on customer satisfaction.” His passion for the product and the industries we serve is contagious and great talent continues to follow him.


Jim Campbell – VP of Operations

When it comes to manufacturing mobile shears, nothing matters more than experience, and it would be hard to find anyone with more than Jim Campbell. When you combine Jim’s knowledge and passion with state of the art machining centers, a new factory and a hand picked crew of welders, machinists, painters and assemblers, you have the best the industry can offer.

This is Fortress. Designed for manufacturability. Manufactured with excellence.


Ross Christenson – Lead Design Engineer – Shears

When ShearCore was still just an idea, we knew there was a non-negotiable point in the business plan. We had to have Ross Christenson. His reputation for sophisticated yet simple designs, coupled with decades of experience and logical, innovative engineering are things we couldn’t do without.

With Ross on board, and a clean slate, ShearCore is now manufacturing the Fortress attachment line including a mobile shear that is powerful, structurally sound and has a reduced number of parts due to its advanced design.