Wisconsin Oven Corp. is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2018. The East Troy, Wis.-based company has been designing, engineering and manufacturing industrial ovens and other heating equipment since 1973.
The MTI member’s custom and standard industrial ovens (batch, conveyor and laboratory) are used for applications including heat treating, aluminum aging, powder coating, drying and composite curing. The largest oven the company has built was 300 feet long x 200 feet wide and about 75 feet tall. Wisconsin Oven also manufactures thermal incinerators for pollution control. This equipment is utilized by companies in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, agriculture, construction, medical, military, mining and others.
Every oven manufactured is fully factory tested and adjusted prior to shipment from Wisconsin Oven’s facility. All safety interlocks are checked for proper operation, and the equipment is operated at the normal and maximum operating temperatures. An extensive quality-assurance check list is completed to ensure all equipment meets quality standards.
In the thermal-processing industry, there are only a few ways to differentiate your company from the competition. Wisconsin Oven is quick to credit one thing for creating that difference: its people. Approximately 150 employees allow this oven manufacturer to outperform its competition and provide outstanding customer service. The company’s experienced design team is able to meet even the most stringent standards for customers’ equipment.
Wisconsin Oven has developed a culture that recognizes workers for a job well done. The Work of Champions program is an initiative to reward the performance of employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. Whether they’re working overtime to take care of a customer, saving the company money by producing quality work in remarkable time or making beneficial suggestions, those efforts will be recognized.
The company is also serious about being a leader in the community. Wisconsin Oven was named the United Way of Walworth County’s largest contributor in 2017, with employee donations reaching $20,000, and president and CEO Dave Strand was named Honorary Campaign Chair for 2018. A heartfelt letter sent by Strand to members encouraging them to pay it forward resulted in $15,000 in donations to the United Way of Walworth County.
The future is bright at Wisconsin Oven. The company opened a new facility in East Troy just under a year ago in November 2017. The 130,000-square-foot plant was needed to accommodate the Blue M laboratory oven product line and provide additional manufacturing space for continued growth. According to Wisconsin Oven, that growth is expected to last for five to 10 years, especially in the areas of high-performance alloys and the energy industry.
Wisconsin Oven is owned by Thermal Product Solutions, a global leader in thermal-processing products and test solutions with brands including Baker Furnace, BlueM, Gruenberg, Lindberg/MPH, Lunaire and Tenney.
Visit www.wisoven.com for more information on Wisconsin Oven.