Help us celebrate our 50th year in business!
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.
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.
High Temp. Sintering Oven
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
All of our drawings were completed with pencils and drafting tables
723 S Oxford Street - Original building
Christmas Party at Leathem Smith Lodge
723 S Oxford Street - Original building loading dock
Cincinnati Powder Show - 1974
Photo taken prior to move in 1976
Stainless steel meringue browning oven.
Therma-Tron-X, Inc. ground breaking at
1155 S Neenah Avenue
Built in 1976 - New headquarters for Therma-Tron-X
1155 S Neenah Avenue
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.
Largest machine built (at the time) by Therma-Tron-X
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.
15 years in business!
Stainless steel meringue browning oven for Mrs. Smith's Pie Company.
The testing of this oven led to the fist and only pie fight the TTX shop has ever seen!
TTX Summer Picnic
TTX Summer Picnic
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!
SST® E-Coat System
Programmed hoist barrel system for small metal parts.
This system painted brackets, satellite dishes, and small propane tanks.
Cathodic Econ-E-coat® system
Therma-Tron-X went through a series of building expansions through out the 90's
3 generations of Andreae's
SST® Powder Coat System
E-coat/ Liquid Top-coat System
Conveyorized Liquid Paint System
Cathodic SST® E-coat System
Christmas party - These men received their 15 year plaque!
Some brave employees doing the Polar Bear Plunge to start the New Year
Jeff and Eduardo representing TTX at Fabtech Mexico
Sturgeon Bay's Mayor, Thad Birmingham, and Wisconsin's previous Governor, Scott Walker, visit TTX after completing a series of expansions
Belt Conveyor Liquid Paint System
Here they are painting pots and pans
Lt. Governor Kleefisch visits TTX
Chad Andreae was selected as one of the industries notable leaders under-40.
Amy (Andreae) Barnard was selected as one of the industries notable leaders under-40. She is the first female in three generations to step into the 50-year-old family owned
Brad Andreae receives the George E.F. Brewer Award for outstanding contributions and service in the application of electrocoat technology.
Monorail Powder Coat System
Rob Rock receives the Patriot Award
High Capacity Chromate/ E-Coat System
TTX donates $2M to Sevastopol School
Today TTX is an industry leader in Industrial Finishing Systems, Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment and Heat Treat Furnaces, serving all of North America (including Canada and Mexico), and the world. The TTX team continues to take pride in working closely with clients and leveraging 50 years of industry experience to deliver customized solutions that continue to exceed expectations.
From the early days of the organization, TTX objectives have emphasized innovative solutions and designs, quality craftsmanship, and continuous improvement. From a 17,000-square foot industrial space in the beginning, Therma-Tron-X has since blossomed to nearly 250,000-square feet of manufacturing space with an internal 27,000 square feet of office space. TTX began with half a dozen employees but today boasts a workforce of 260+ people that cover the extent of skilled workers, office professionals, and degreed engineers.