ThermTech of Waukesha Open House
Almost exactly one year ago commercial heat treater ThermTech, one of the largest in the US Midwest issued this press release. As an update to this story the company is planning on an open house October 25th of this year to celebrate the completed expansion.
“ThermTech Announces Major Expansion, WAUKESHA, WI (September 21, 2018) – ThermTech of Waukesha announces expansion plans to better serve its customers. The company will add 11,000 square feet of production space to its facility at 301 Travis Lane in Waukesha, WI along with two new major equipment lines.
- A large AFC Holcroft IQ batch furnace line with a working zone is 56” W x 72” L x 36” H. This furnace is capable of quenching 9000lbs.
- A Gasbarre/Becker large double zone hardening furnace where each zone is 54” W X 54” L X 54” H along with two matching tempering furnaces.
The addition of these two furnaces will enable us to shorten lead times and reduce testing costs for carburizing and forging customers respectively. ThermTech has also made additional improvements in blast capabilities with the installation of a large roto-blast cell installation from Pangborn.
With the new expansion, ThermTech will now occupy 75,000 square feet at its Travis Lane campus, with an additional 85,000 square feet at its Pearl Street campus. Steve Wiberg President, Quote: “ThermTech is adding floor space and capacity. The new large AFC equipment will allow ThermTech to decrease lead times and decrease customer testing costs by increasing batch size. While not unique, it is one of the largest batch IQ furnaces in the Midwest.” Mary Wiberg Springer, Vice President, Quote: “ThermTech strives to remain responsive to the needs of our customers, and this expansion is one example of that. The ingenuity of the American manufacturing sector has been unleashed! Especially in the pipeline, fracking, mining and construction markets. With the huge influx of business that we have experienced in the last 600 days, we are excited about the new capacity and capabilities this IQ line will allow. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers at the highest level, improving turn around and maintaining high quality.”
The new line will result in several additional jobs. ThermTech is firmly rooted in the Waukesha Community, founded by Charles E Wiberg in 1982. Currently owned and operated by brother and sister, Steve Wiberg, President and Mary Wiberg Springer, Vice President. In 2017, they also purchased the building at 1511 Pearl Street. Currently they employ 140 people on the two campuses. About ThermTech: “Since 1982, ThermTech has been a recognized leader in providing quality heat treating services. Serving tooling, defense, oil & gas, mining, construction, medical, and general metal manufacturing companies, ThermTech’s highly skilled staff, of experienced professionals, embracing servant leadership, has been recognized as being able to meet the rigorous quality standards required by our major customers. ThermTech is certified for ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D in both metal heat treat and metal finishing. They are the only commercial heat treat company also certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API)for heat treating services. The company has an in-house laboratory and offers a full menu of testing and metallurgical consultation. Lastly, ThermTech utilizes the Bluestreak™ Manufacturing Execution and Quality Management System software designed exclusively for the metal finishing industry. www.go-bluestreak.com”