Wisconsin Oven's blog - Manufacturing

Read about interesting topics in the industries we serve and current company events.

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National Energy Awareness Month

Posted: Oct 25, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Composites, Energy, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
Energy is the driving force of most modern day conveniences and technology. As technological advances continue so does our need for energy. In 2011, each U.S. citizen used 313 million British Thermal Units (Btu) of energy and since then, this number has continued to increase. Energy sources such as fossil fuels have a limited supply. As human use of energy continues to increase it is critical that more and more energy saving initiatives are taken. As we look towards future generations, it is especially important to reduce the use of our natural resources now. As we continue to educate society

Inspiring the Future Generation of Manufacturing

Posted: Oct 06, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Composites, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
The beginning of US manufacturing dates back to 1785 when the first automated flour mill was created. As the years progressed, so did the machinery. By the 1850s, American manufacturing was using interchangeable parts and mechanization which led to the first manufactured automobile coming off the assembly line in 1908. The automobile industry of the early 1900’s initiated the growth of manufacturing for several decades to come. Fast forward to today and the manufacturing industry hasn’t slowed down yet. There are countless industries that rely on manufacturing. The industry is a solid career choice for people of all skill and

2016 Promises to Be Another Great Year at WOC

Posted: Jan 20, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
At Wisconsin Oven we are always on the go, attending many trade shows and conferences throughout the year. We highly value attending because both give us the opportunity to network with industry professionals. They also allow us to show how our versatile products meet the needs of a wide range of applications. In 2016, we will continue our travels and our first stop is quickly approaching! On February 8th-10th we will be heading to California for AeroDef® Manufacturing 2016, located at the Long Beach Convention Center. Aerospace and defense industries rely heavily on materials that require heat treating, composite curing,

Wisconsin Oven Gains West Coast Manufacturing Capabilities

Posted: Mar 02, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new West Coast manufacturing facility which will allow us to better serve our customers in the surrounding areas. Wisconsin Oven Corporation has always served customers on the West Coast from their Wisconsin facility but at times that has caused delays in service due to travel time and increased freight costs. The new facility will provide current and future customers on the West Coast with quicker service and shipping at lower costs. What Does the New Facility Mean for West Coast Customers? • Lower Freight Costs – Manufacturing capabilities on the West

Championship Culture at Wisconsin Oven, Part II: Employees Tell All

Posted: Mar 23, 2016 | Categories: Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Secrets of Success
Last month we wrote our first blog post on the Championship Culture here at Wisconsin Oven . Heath at Maddox Industrial gave us a beautiful testimonial on both our ovens and company culture – a mentality of the “WOW” factor in which we all like to embrace. Today, we look towards our internal team of employees to discuss what Championship Culture means to them as an integral part of the WOC team. Jeff, a sales engineer at WOC, described what culture means to him. When asked about what the most important thing a company can do to keep their employees

Championship Culture at Wisconsin Oven, Part III: Employees Tell All Continued…

Posted: Apr 11, 2016 | Categories: Careers, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Secrets of Success
In blog two of our Championship series our three employees Jeff, Jason, and Dan spoke about their feelings on the structure of the Championship Culture we have in place here at Wisconsin Oven . They all agreed that a system of checks and balances was the way to make and keep a successful company culture. One other pattern that stood out to us was the enthusiasm towards a proactive team and how that affects our customers. Today, we pick up where Jeff, Jason, and Dan left off on company culture. Our first question today: What does company culture mean to

Championship Culture at Wisconsin Oven Part IV: A Look Through the Eyes of Our CEO

Posted: May 16, 2016 | Categories: Careers, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Secrets of Success
In wrapping up our fourth post on Wisconsin Oven’s Championship Culture series, we thought it would be interesting to hear from our President and CEO himself. Throughout the years CEO, Dave Strand, has worn many hats at Wisconsin Oven and now he not only wears the hat of President and CEO of Wisconsin Oven but also Thermal Product Solutions, LLC (TPS). For those of you who are late to the series, Wisconsin Oven was acquired by Thermal Product Solutions, LLC (TPS) in March of 2015. TPS is a leading American manufacturer of thermal processing products and test solutions with brands

Throughout the Year We Remember that Safety is no Accident

Posted: Jun 08, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating, Safety in Manufacturing
It’s that time of year again when the National Safety Council reminds us of how important it is for all of us to pay attention to safety. As they say, “safety isn’t an accident” and we must all make safe and conscious choices when we are at work, at home, or on the road. At Wisconsin Oven, safety is a part of our culture as we stated in last year’s National Safety Month blog . This year we are targeting one area specifically: fire safety. Industrial ovens are large pieces of equipment that can be dangerous, as they do put