Wisconsin Oven Announces Expansion in East Troy, WI
Wisconsin Oven Corporation, celebrating its 40 year anniversary, announces record shipments, record growth, and a new 29,000 sf addition. Monday, November 18th, the East Troy Village Board granted approval for Wisconsin Oven Corporation to proceed with its construction of a nearly 29,000 sf addition to its Young Street facility. The approval comes as Wisconsin Oven celebrates its 40th Anniversary. The company was founded by Henry Kubicki on November 16th, 1973 at 2027 Young Street, East Troy, WI. The first order taken was from an OEM customer, Systemation, and was destined for Canada. By the end of the month, 4 people were employed.
The entrepreneur ran the company for 30 years and tragically passed in March of 2003. He developed a business model in which the employees and management purchased shares and upon his passing the company became employee owned. Since 2003, Wisconsin Oven has overcome former shareholder debt and accomplished record growth. In ten years the company has doubled its revenue and shipments. They continue to expand their markets and global reach with home grown East Troy and Southeastern Wisconsin talent.
The current building expansion will be an impressive 120’W x 240’L x 50'H, with two 20 ton cranes and two 10 ton cranes to accommodate large equipment orders. Wisconsin Oven plans to have the expansion complete and ready for manufacturing by May 2014.
Dave Strand, President and CEO, has been employed at Wisconsin Oven for over 27 years. He credits the growth and success of the company to a “Culture of Champions.” The company recognizes and rewards employees who possess a “whatever it takes” attitude and achieve Champion performance. In order to be great, a company needs employees that genuinely enjoy being a part of the organization. At Wisconsin Oven the positive atmosphere and impressive roster of policies keep their workers happy and engaged. The employees of Wisconsin Oven are dedicated to customer satisfaction and providing the best equipment in the industry which has resulted in the company’s continued success.