STURGEON BAY, WI – Therma-Tron-X Inc. (TTX) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1969. From conception, TTX’s objectives have emphasized innovative solutions and designs, quality craftsmanship, and continuous improvement. Having grown to over 250 team members today, the organization maintains the same intent and is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of industrial finishing systems and industrial water treatment equipment throughout the world.

“The last 50 years have given us plenty of reasons to celebrate," said Brad Andreae, COO, TTX. "Our industry has progressed in all areas including quality, technological advancement and service to our customers. Through the years, TTX has played a critical role in defining the paint finishing business, and we are proud of our involvement in bringing the industry to where it is today. Metal finishing isn’t just for aesthetics anymore, but plays a huge part in the function, quality and durability of the part. There are many challenges on the horizon, but our future looks very bright.”

Then and Now

TTX was 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 round the clock to get the business off the ground. It wasn’t long before TTX was able to broaden the company’s vision to include an array of different technologies, including spray washing products and automated finishing systems for high-performance industrial applications. A loyal following of global clientele soon followed. Today, the TTX team continues to work closely with clients and leverage its 50 years of industry experience to deliver customized solutions that continue to exceed expectations.

TTX’s vision is to engineer, manufacture, install, and service world-class finishing, water treatment, and material handling systems. The company hopes to inspire lifelong relationships by demonstrating extraordinary passion, hard work and integrity in all that it does with steadfast loyalty and support for those it serves. Throughout the years, TTX has continually focused on developing solutions to meet the needs of the ever-changing finishing industry.

A Golden Year of Celebrations

As TTX kicks off its 50th year, the company intends to recognize all that it has achieved over the last half-century and to look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead by inviting others to join in a series of events in 2019. Celebrations will include a special event to mark the anniversary celebration. Additionally, each of the trade shows and conferences the company attends will feature TTX’s 50 years of success.

The site will feature a 50th-year page that takes a historic look at the evolution of TTX and its defining moments. There will be a photo exhibit that captures the history of the TTX family and equipment.

 “As we celebrate this milestone, we look forward to another 50 years of growth and accomplishments,” said Andreae. “We’ve seen a lot of changes over the years, but one thing remains the same: the value of our Therma-Tron-X family is as solid as the products our people manufacture”.