ThermTech Announces Major Expansion
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ThermTech Announces Major Expansion

WAUKESHA, Wis. (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.

ThermTech has engaged Keller Builders to complete the project by mid-December. The project is being funded by Westbury Bank, Joe Pieper Sr. VP Commercial Lending, and the SBA through WBD, Steve Kohl, Vice President.

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. ThermTech believes in providing the best pay and benefits possible in their industry. They have also established an onsite medical clinic, including free integrated medical care, chiropractic care, and massage therapy. They are also currently engaged in improving their safety culture hoping to achieve the OSHA SHARP certification by 2019.

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

For more information, contact ThermTech at (800) 752-6917 or visit thermtech.net

About AFC-Holcroft:

About AFC-Holcroft: Founded in 1916, AFC-Holcroft, is one of the US market leaders in the production of industrial furnace equipment for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The company manufactures turn-key heat-treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, mining, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries. Member of the Aichelin Group since 2016 and headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, AFC-Holcroft operates its own subsidiaries in China and Switzerland and has a global presence through a network of partners located in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Poland and Spain. www.afc-holcroft.com

About Keller Inc:

Keller, Inc. is 100 percent employee owned and has offices in the Fox Cities, Madison, Milwaukee and Wausau. They are leaders in the industry specializing in new construction, remodel, retrofit, and reroof projects. They have the staff and expertise to take projects from the early phases of design through the construction process to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget.

About Gasbarre Furnace Group/J.L. Becker:

Located in Plymouth, MI, Gasbarre Furnace Group/J. L. Becker has been designing, manufacturing, and servicing a full line of industrial thermal processing equipment for over 40 years. Gasbarre Furnace Group/J. L. Becker’s product offering includes both batch and continuous heat processing equipment and specializes in Temper, Tip Up, Box, Car Bottom, and Pit Furnaces as well as a full line of replacement parts and auxiliary equipment which consists of atmosphere generators, quench tanks, and charge cars. The company custom designs and manufactures thermal processing equipment to meet customer’s specific needs.

About Westbury Bank:

Westbury Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Westbury Bank. The Company’s common shares are traded on the OTCQX Premier Market under the symbol “WBBW”. Westbury Bank is an independent community bank serving communities in Washington, Waukesha, and Dane Counties through its eight full service offices and one loan production office providing deposit and loan services to individuals, professionals and businesses throughout its markets.

About WBD:

WBD, Inc. is a Certified Development Company serving the entire state of Wisconsin. The primary role of our organization is to partner with commercial lenders in the state of Wisconsin to provide financing for Small Businesses to purchase owner-occupied real estate. Our financing is provided through the SBA 504 program, and offers 20-year fixed rate financing, at or below market rates. The program also allows the small business owner to come in with as little as 10% down, while providing the participating lender with adequate loan to value ratios.

About Bluestreak:

Bluestreak I MES I QMS ™, a powerful Manufacturing Execution and fully compliant Quality Management System (QMS), is designed exclusively for the service-based manufacturing environments where the primary focus is quality processing and operations. Any manufacturing company (Heat Treating, Additive Manufacturing, Metal Finishing, Forging, Powder Coating, Testing Laboratories, etc.), can easily customize Bluestreak I MES I QMS™ to mirror unique business workflows while dramatically increasing quality, capacity and velocity. Embrace the future with confidence by using today’s most advanced technology to achieve a competitive advantage.