Wisconsin Oven officially opens expanded facility

The heating and oven specialist has added 30,000 sq ft to its plant following record growth in 2013.

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Wisconsin Oven Corp. (East Troy, Wis., USA) celebrated the completion of its new 30,000-ft2/2,787m2, which began operations on June 16. Wisconsin Oven says the facility was a necessary addition for the company after record shipments and record growth in 2013.

The expansion is 120 ft wide by 240 ft long by 50 ft high (36.6m by 73.2m by 15.2m), making it the tallest building in East Troy. Wisconsin Oven has been manufacturing the industrial heat treating equipment for 40 years. The new facility is suited for manufacturing massive equipment for the automotive, aerospace, mining and energy industries with two 20-ton cranes and two 10-ton cranes.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Dave Strand, president and CEO, and Philippe Blandinieres, owner, addressed the audience. Strand congratulated the championship team of employees for the company’s success and also all of those who helped make this expansion a reality. Blandinieres also announced that he was naming the new facility after Strand. Blandinieres highlighted the 28 years that Dave has worked for Wisconsin Oven from the shop floor to his current role.