Help us celebrate our 50th year in business! 

1969

Founded in 1969 as a manufacturer of industrial ovens, Otto Andreae and Rusty Sherman brought their up-start business to Door County, Wisconsin and began fabricating in an old apple warehouse. Brad Andreae, Otto’s son, jumped in to assist his father, working around the clock during his college breaks, and then full time after graduation, to get the business off the ground. 

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Otto Andreae

Rusty Sherman

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Rusty Sherman

1st job sold!

“Used for drying paper, specifically money wrappers. It was one of the first jobs I worked on in the shop.”

Brad M. Andreae

E-Coating at TTX started in 1971. 

Here is a photo of a Belt E-Coat fastener line.

1970's

High Temp. Sintering Oven

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3 zone conveyor oven. Used to manufacture high energy ignition coils. Parts are removed automatically and conveyed to potting machine, gel oven, and then final cure

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All of our drawings were completed with pencils and drafting tables

723 S Oxford Street - Original building

Christmas Party at Leathem Smith Lodge

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723 S Oxford Street - Original building loading dock

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Cincinnati Powder Show - 1974

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Photo taken prior to move in 1976

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Stainless steel meringue browning oven.

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Therma-Tron-X, Inc. ground breaking at

1155 S Neenah Avenue

Built in 1976 - New headquarters  for Therma-Tron-X

 1155 S Neenah Avenue

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The name “Therma-Tron-X, Inc.” was selected for three reasons.  The word “Therma” stands for thermal, regarding the oven aspect of the company.  The word “Tron” comes from the word “Electron” for the electrical and ecoat portion of our systems, and “X” because, at that time, no company they knew of with an “X” in their name had ever failed.

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Largest machine built (at the time) by Therma-Tron-X

1980's

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The first SST® built at Therma-Tron-X was installed in Fort Worth, TX. It was then sold, and is still in operation in Oklahoma today.

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15 years in business!

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Stainless steel meringue browning oven for Mrs. Smith's Pie Company.

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The testing of this oven led to the fist and only pie fight the TTX shop has ever seen!

TTX Summer Picnic

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TTX Summer Picnic

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1990's

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One of the first Econ - E-Coat's that TTX installed

SST® E-coat system with an 8 stage zinc phosphating pretreatment and waste treatment.

Therma-Tron-X celebrates 25 years!

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SST® E-Coat System

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Programmed hoist barrel system for small metal parts.

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Powder System

This system painted brackets, satellite dishes, and small propane tanks.

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Cathodic Econ-E-coat® system

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Therma-Tron-X went through a series of building expansions through out the 90's

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2000's

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