New Hire Announcement! 

Therma-Tron-X, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bill Oney has joined TTX as their newest sales engineer.

Bill comes with an interdisciplinary background in the finishing industry and is a retired Marine Corps. Chief Warrant Officer Third Grade with almost 21 years of combined active and reserve time.  

Bill began his finishing career as an assistant on a paint line and was trained and tried in welding and fabricating. He built his career at American Finishing Resources in Chilton, WI where he began as a welder/fabricator, moved into supervision of the paint stripping and fabrication, worked in product design and then finally moved to sales. 

Bill is an active member of the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and is a past president of the Wisconsin Chapter’s board. He also serves on the National CCAI board of directors as Vice President for its 600 plus members.

Bill and his wife Vicki currently reside in Elkhart Lake, WI and are in the process of moving closer to Sturgeon Bay, WI. They enjoy spending time with their grandkids, family and friends. Bill is a true Wisconsinite enjoying all kinds of fishing, hunting, motorcycle riding and relaxing at the cabin.

Bill is excited to be a part of TTX’s successful team and is looking forward to providing value to what has already made TTX a great company with an outstanding reputation.

Welcome Bill! Your best finish starts with us!

40 Under 40: The 2016 Class is Full of Leaders

Youth Served in 40 Under 40 Program

 Congratulations to Chad Andreae for being selected as one of the industries notable leaders under 40 years of age!

The above links will take you to the feature article in the latest Products Finishing magazine and the bios of the 40 finishing leaders under 40 years of age that were selected as well as Tim Pennington’s blog post Youth Served in 40 under 40 Program. Chad Andreae is featured in two of these articles.

These are individuals that work hard, strive to be men and women of integrity, and represent their companies with professionalism.

TTX houses talent and leadership that stand out in the industry and is notable again and again. It is exciting to be part of company that makes a difference.  

The Crown Group in Manufacturing Today

The attached story in Manufacturing Today features The Crown Group, one of our top repeat customers.

The Crown Group is a custom coater with several facilities though-out the Midwest and South East, United States. 

TTX congratulates The Crown Group on their success and is happy to have an industry partnership with this vibrant company.

Full issue: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20160708/#/80


T.W.Frierson highlighted in Construction Today

The attached story in about T.W. Frierson, the building contractor for Polaris in Alabama. TTX is mentioned in the article and there are some interesting facts shared that you may not have known about the Polaris project. TTX congratulates T.W. Frierson on their success and is happy to have formed another industry partnership with a growing company. 



Surge of Industrial Park Jobs in Sturgeon Bay


By Raquel Lamal. CREATED May 28, 2015

STURGEON BAY, Wis.-  If you're looking for a job in manufacturing, engineering or ship building, Sturgeon Bay might be the place to go.  There are literally hundreds of jobs in the area and business leaders say their biggest struggle is finding enough skilled workers to fill those positions.

"We have a wide range of engineering positions mostly mechanical and chemical engineering," explained President of Therma-Tron-X, Incorporated, Brad Andreae.

At least 30 new employees will be hired at TTX, but others like Bay Shipbuilding Company are looking to add between 100 and 200 positions and at Cadence another 50 jobs need to be filled.

"It's a good problem to have," said Sturgeon Bay community development director, Marty Olejniczak.

City leaders are excited about the recent growth because although much of Door County relies on tourism, it's these stable jobs that keep the economy going.

"A lot of people don't realize that Door County is a manufacturing hub, particularly in Sturgeon Bay," said Olejniczak.

Company leaders say most of the jobs they're looking to fill aren't temporary or season either.

"Our typical employee has been here more than 15 years and we don't plan on every losing an employee here," said Andreae.

City leaders say many of the jobs are hiring right now and wages can be as high as $20 per hour.


 "Success comes out of doing what you love"  Chad Andreae. 

Manufacturing Today Article


TTX is featured in Manufacturing Today magazine’s March/April edition.

New Hire Announcement!



Therma-Tron-X, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joe Laubenthal of Elgin, Ill., has joined TTX as a sales engineer. He brings comprehensive expertise in the powder coating industry as well as experience in marketing, leadership, development, and networking.

Joe has extensive experience in manufacturing and finishing systems including sales, engineering, manufacturing, and staff management. He most recently was with Acme Finishing Company, Inc. in Illinois and has worked with other major manufactures in powder coatings and equipment. Joe studied computer aided drafting and design technology at ITT Technical Institute, and is further trained in project development, as well as several other skilled trades.

Joe has served as a president and is a board member of the CCAI, Northern Illinois Chapter, and a board member of PCI. He is a member of the National Association of Sales Professionals, a patented inventor, speaker, and presenter.

Joe lives in the Northern Illinois area with his wife Becky and has recently become a grandfather. He enjoys touring the country by motorcycle, dining out and cooking at home with family.

Welcome Joe! Your best finish starts with us!



May 30th, 2014 Therma-Tron-X, Inc. celebrated  the completion of  the fourth addition in the last three years and the addition of more than 50 people to the team over the same time span. The total square footage of TTX headquarters is now nearly 200,000 square feet. Pictures below in Brad Andreae COO, Wisconsin Govenor Scott Walker and Thad Birminham, Mayor of Sturgeon Bay.

JERVIS B. WEBB COMPANY recognizes top distributors AT
31st annual conference

Farmington Hills, Michigan  (APRIL 17, 2014)– Jervis B. Webb Company —a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Company—hosted its 31st annual Unibilt/Unibeam conveyor distributor conference in early April in New Orleans, Louisiana.  During the conference, Webb recognized the following top ten conveyor chain distributors based on sales in 2013.
1.      Therma-Tron-X, Inc., headquartered in Sturgeon Bay, WI
2.      Phoenix Installation and Management Company, Inc., headquartered in Shelbyville, KY
3.      Finishing Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Portland, OR
4.      DanMar Installations, Inc., headquartered in Memphis, TN
5.      Conveyors & Drives, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, GA
6.      MAGNUM Automation, Inc., headquartered in Mississauga, ONT
7.      D.L. Systems, Inc., headquartered in New Brighton, MN
8.      Mid-State Material Handling, headquartered in Grand Blanc, MI
9.      Engineered Conveyors, Inc., headquartered in Kokomo, IN
10.  North Mississippi Conveyor Company, Inc., headquartered in Oxford, MS

Webb’s distributor network was established in 1967 as a channel for selling the Unibilt conveyor product line.  Today the North American network is made up of 45 distributors, many of whom are regionally-based companies.  While distributors primarily supply Unibilt enclosed track conveyors, additional products have been made available, including Unibeam conveyor and Power & Free conveyor (P&F). 
“Our distributors are the best in the business and play an integral role in promoting Unibilt and our other conveyor chain products throughout the United States and Canada.” said Dan Ellens, Vice President of Product Sales at Jervis B. Webb Company. “We appreciate their continued dedication to improving our products to better serve customers.” 
About Jervis B. Webb Company
Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb Holding Company, a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. Daifuku Webb consists of Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services, Logan Teleflex, Inc., and Wynright Corporation.  Daifuku Webb specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Daifuku Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America.


PPG Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Electrocoat

PPG Industries celebrated the 50th anniversary of its electrocoat technology at the Coatings and Resins Research Center in Springdale, Pa.

The first patent for the use of electrophoretic painting was awarded in 1917 to Davey and General Electric. Since the 1920s, the process has been used for the deposition of rubber latex. In the 1930s the first patents were issued which described base neutralized, water dispersibleresins specifically designed for EPD.

Electrophoretic coating began to take its current shape in the late 1950s, when Dr. George E. F. Brewer and the Ford Motor Company team began working on developing the process for the coating of automobiles. The first commercial anodic automotive system began operations in 1963.

The first patent for a cathodic EPD product was issued in 1965 and assigned to BASF AGPPG Industries, Inc. was the first to introduce commercially cathodic EPD in 1970. The first cathodic EPD use in the automotive industry was in 1975. Today, around 70% of the volume of EPD in use in the world today is the cathodic EPD type, largely due to the high usage of the technology in the automotive industry. It is probably the best system ever developed and has resulted in great extension of body life in the automotive industry

There are thousands of patents which have been issued relating to various EPD compositions, EPD processes, and articles coated with EPD. Although patents have been issued by various government patent offices, virtually all of the significant developments can be followed by reviewing the patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


TTX is a proud sponsor of  



TTX was proud to sponsor the " School's out, Nutrition is in" program this year. The following  is a thank you from the Sturgeon Bay's YMCA President.


On behalf of the Door County YMCA, I wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to the three of you and TTX for the free use of your company van for the entire summer.  Wow!  What a tremendous gift and help that was.  Due to your generosity, the YMCA was able to seamlessly and efficiently deliver thousands of lunches, breakfasts and snacks to children in our camps (at the Y and the Boys and Girls Club) and our entire community through our Summer Foods program.  This program has grown since last summer and the use of your van allowed us to take "mobile" by taking the meals to where the kids are.  It was a huge impact.

We thank you and all of TTX for your partnership in making these efforts to serve children of Sturgeon Bay possible and for being such a great friend of the Y and our community.  We cannot thank you enough and hope that there may be opportunities to work together, again.

Dan Powell
Door County YMCA

Therma-Tron-X, Inc. is proud to sponsor:

TTX IR oven featured on cover of Process Heating

Process Heating's March issue features an oven equipment overview looking at manufacturers from all angles. TTX has been an original equipment manufacturer of ovens since 1971. 

TTX is featured in Products Finishing.

Designed to prepare parts for painting, plating or other industrial finishing processes, Therma-Tron-X’s multi-stage pretreatment systems use spray, immersion or combination methods to remove dirt, oils and contaminants from part surfaces, and then apply phosphate or conversion coatings to help prevent corrosion and increase paint adhesion. Click on the magazine to view the digital magazine and click on the heading to view the featured article online.

Stemming the Flood

Manufacturer reduces burden of saw coolant cleanup with mist lubricant system.

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch visits TTX

Thank you for visiting our facility Lt. Governor Kleefisch. We appreciate
your work and your commitment to Wisconsin Businesses.

More on the Lt. Governor's visit from Door County Daily News.

More on Lt. Governor's visit from Green Bay Press Gazette.

Generating Power, Utilizing Powder

Kohler Power Systems is an innovative company with a rich history. Read about this company’s entrance into the power business as well as how utilizing powder over e-coat offers consistency on its genset enclosures, skids and small brackets. TTX is proud to call Kohler Power a partner in the paint finishing system industry.


A Small-town Company with an International Reputation   

On page 101, US Builders Review features Therma-Tron-X in their most current Fall II issue. 

In this edition they look at those companies that know how to ride the waves of politics and economics without being pulled under, and that are doing swimmingly in sectors including water feature construction, custom home building, innovative roofing installation and much more.

Therma-Tron-X gains national attention through Manufacturing Marvels

Therma-Tron-X, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, WI was showcased on “Manufacturing Marvels™” which airs during The Neil Cavuto Program hour on May 30th, 2012 between 8:30-8:40pm CST on The Fox Business Network.

Therma-Tron-X, Inc. designs, fabricates and installs custom paint finishing systems for industrial clients.

“This opportunity will give us national exposure and give people a glimpse at our capabilities. We are a small town company with a global presence that creates innovative solutions for some of the world’s leading industries,” states owner Brad Andreae.

The Dallas, Texas-based Marvel Production Group, LLC produces the production called “Manufacturing Marvels™,” which airs regularly on the Fox Business Network. Therma-Tron-X and other manufacturing innovators across the country are featured in a two-minute “spotlight” of capability and manufacturing ability.

TTX employs more than 140 full time employees, has 150,400 square feet of shop space with an additional 22,600 square feet of modern office space.  In addition, TTX has a sales office in the Chicago area, creating even more opportunities for the successful Door County, Wisconsin based business.


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TTX and Underwater Hockey 

Underwater Hockey is an international game played with small hockey sticks, snorkels, protective gear, and fins, where two teams play against each other until they score. It is great for increased cardiovascular development.

Kendall Banks, captain of the US underwater hockey team for many years, moved to Door County, WI and approached Mike McHugh, aquatics assistant at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA, about starting a program. Banks, being exceptional with the swimmers and adults that come in, teaches new ideas and skills each week.

The group needed underwater goals that are quite large and intricate in design and McHugh mentioned the need to Rob Rock and Dan Reichel of Therma-Tron-X, Sturgeon Bay. A design for goals that met regulation play standards was presented to TTX and Therma-Tron-X decided to donate the products.

“Not only taking the time to do a highly professional job with the design and manufacturing, but willing to help our program by donating the goals…was just amazing” states Mike McHugh. “We just started playing this winter and we have a group of 8-10 adults that consistently play each week.”

The Underwater Hockey league plays on Thursday nights at 5:30 at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA.



Congratulations to Brad Andreae of Therma-Ton-X, recipient of the George E.F. Brewer Award for outstanding contributions and service in the Application of Electrocoat Technology.  This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made lasting contributions to the field of electrocoating in the areas of Technology, Application, and Promotion.  Mr. Andreae receives this award specifically because of his leadership in the development of new electrocoat finishing technology.  He has been an active participant on the Electrocoat Association board and on various steering committees, has served the electrocoating industry for 40 years and has received numerous patents in relation to E-coat technology.

At TTX, innovation is the driving force for continued improvement. Brad Andreae, Owner of TTX is pictured here.  At TTX, dedication and pride ensure quality, reliability and energy efficiency.

TTX Finishing Systems at Oshkosh Corporation Creates Jobs in Wisconsin

PF ONLINE   APRIL/2012    www.pfonline.com

Solving Wide-Body E-Coat Immersion Problems

Altec Industries in Burnsville, N.C., a manufacturer of heavy truck bodies and related equipment, added e-coat to its finishing operation and—through the proper design and execution of an electrocoat/liquid spray topcoat paint system —addressed issues of e-coating large truck bodies.

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Corporate Profile: Therma-Tron-X, Inc.

Therma-Tron-X, Inc. designs, fabricates and installs custom paint finishing systems for industrial clients. Otto Andreae and Ray Sherman founded Therma-Tron-X in 1971 as a manufacturer of custom-built industrial ovens and quickly expanded the product line to include spray washers.

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WTN NEWS   JUNE 2011     


High tech manufacturing in Door County

Door County, a peninsula that begins 30 miles north of Green Bay, is not the most natural place to set up a high tech manufacturing firm, but it has several......

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Water Expo

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International Finishing and Coatings Summit

July 30, 2018
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CCAI Annual Meeting

June 25, 2018
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