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Koss Industial, Inc. est. 1978 - Celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2018

Celebrating 40 Years of Innovative Design & Custom Manufacturing!

What happened 40 years ago?

  • “Space Invaders” arcade game launched the video game craze
  • The Garfield comic strip was first published in newspapers
  • The Illinois Bell Company introduced the first ever Cellular Mobile Phone System
  • …and Koss Industrial, Inc. was founded in 1978!

Koss Industial, Inc. est. 1978 - Celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2018

We’ve passed a milestone and we’re celebrating 40 years of innovation!

Today marks the fortieth year that Koss Industrial, Inc. has been manufacturing custom stainless steel equipment in Green Bay, Wisconsin!

Recently retired co-founders of Koss Industrial, Inc. – Brothers John (former President) and Joe (former Vice President) have dedicated over 50 years of their lives to serving cheesemakers.  With business degrees from Green Bay Badger Business College, the brothers are also former licensed cheesemakers who worked in their family’s plant (Badger State Cheese) until about 40 years ago. That’s when the brothers decided they liked building & improving equipment better than making cheese.

The business the brothers created in 1978 now employs a team of over 75, serving customers both locally and internationally.  Koss Industrial, Inc. is now providing superior quality sanitary equipment, systems, and services throughout & beyond the dairy industry; food, beverage, pharma, industrial, and now contract manufacturing.

Celebrating 40 Years of Innovation - Koss Industrial - est 1978

Koss Industrial, Inc. was founded on January 17, 1978

Season’s Greetings!

Wishing you and your families a joyous holiday season – Happy Holidays, and may all your days be merry & bright!

Season's Greetings from all of us at Koss Industrial!
Season’s Greetings from all of us at Koss Industrial!

Please note that Koss Industrial is closed today for the holiday, we will be open again tomorrow 12/26.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…in our shop (a parody)

Read our attempt at a humorous re-telling of a Christmas classic below, and remember – just like St. Nick, you too can get inside our shop…by watching this video!

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…in our shop (it’s a parody)

A Caricatured Christmas Classic, this spoof has been brought to you by Koss Industrial, Inc.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our shop

Not a machine was stirring, not even a mop;

The tools were waiting on their benches with care,

In hopes that our fabricators soon would be there;


Stocked items were nestled all snug on their shelves,

While visions of installation & servicing danced in their heads;

Engineering and Sales, and I in my cap,

Lay down in our homes for a long winter’s nap,


When from the security system there arose such a clatter,

I sprang to my smartphone to see what was the matter.

Away to the shop I flew like a flash,

Grabbing my car keys and candy from my stash.


The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the lustre of mid-day to our shop’s shipping door,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a semi-sized sleigh, led by eight brawny reindeer,


With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;


“Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!


To the loading dock, quick! To unload it all!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”


As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So to our loading dock the coursers they flew,

With the sleigh full of tools (and St. Nicholas too).


And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the ground,

The prancing and pawing of each brawny hoof.

As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,

Through the shipping door St. Nicholas came with a bound.


He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of tools he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.


His eyes — how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;


The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly,

That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.


He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;


He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

Filling the fabricators’ benches with tools, he turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, out the shop door he goes;


He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And that semi-sleigh flew away like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,


A Caricatured Christmas Classic, this spoof has been brought to you by Koss Industrial, Inc.

Happy Holidays, and remember our shop is closed Christmas Day (12/25) and New Year’s Day (1/1)!

Discover KOSS: See Our Shop In Action!

Watch Our Manufacturing Capabilities Video and Discover Koss Industrial!

NEW in 2017 – Watch Our Skilled Team In Action!

In less than 4 minutes speed your way through our shop, seeing Process & Mechanical Engineering, Electrical (Engineering, Automation, and Controls), Waterjet Cutting, Precision Machining (Multi-Axis CNC Milling & Turning), Component Services & Supplies, Fabrication & Finishing, and On-Site Services.

Automation Myth-Busters

For those stuck in the old ways, we’d like to bust some common myths about automation.

Just as old cell phones have evolved into smartphones with multiple manufacturers & brands (like iPhone/Galaxy/Pixel/Lumia), so to have automation solutions for production lines and stand-alone equipment evolved.  Automation technology has grown to the point where there are multiple options & brands readily available from many manufacturers.

Automation Myths, Busted

  1. MYTH: “Automation costs a lot more.”
    BUSTED: The initial investment for Automation is a lot less then you think, and the technology packs a serious punch when it comes to giving you a substantial return on your investment (excellent ROI). The best part is that automation is scale-able, and can grow with your process over time.
  2. MYTH: “Automation is complicated.”
    BUSTED: We strive to make the complex simple. This technology has grown by leaps and bounds, it is incredibly intuitive & user-friendly, and it’s getting easier every day.
  3. MYTH: “Automation servicing & parts are hard to get.”
    BUSTED: The parts are often in-stock, or immediately available to order. You are not down for a week while waiting for a part, this technology is readily available and widely supported.
  4. MYTH: “It’s going to be too hard to train my workforce to use  it [Automation].”
    BUSTED: KOSS Programmers design the interfaces to be as easy to use as possible! With your input, we ensure ease of use (we use graphics/images to show your equipment on the touchscreens). We modify your screens so that you are able to easily control your process, using the lingo/verbiage/jargon terms that those in your plant use every day!  For example, if your guys call KOSS’ Grinder “The Processor”, then our Programmers will change the label.  Your user-interfaces complement your plant perfectly!
  5. MYTH: “My People Carefully Follow Our Recipes (no real benefit in Automation)”
    BUSTED: The truth is…personnel DO modify recipes.  Whether they’re attempting to be helpful (and have excellent reasons for deviating from the recipe), or they stray from the recipe purely on accident, the fact is that people are only human, subject to human-error.  Automation, however, is not human!  It can reduce judgement errors and inefficiencies by ensuring control.  Many processing set-points are highly subjective in nature (i.e. visual/color, taste, consistency, etc.) – Automation eliminates the discrepancies of subjective decision-making, that otherwise varies with each operator shift change in personnel.
  6. MYTH: “We’re already Automated, so we don’t need to look into it [Automation].”
    BUSTED: Just like your smartphone becomes outdated as new versions are release, new advances also occur in Automation. You upgrade your smartphones, your computers, your software…why not upgrade your Automation? You should at least look into it. Technology is growing at such a rapid rate. You need to make sure that you are reaping all the benefits of your existing Automation, stay up to date on upgrades and advancements in technology.

Benefits of Automation

  • Simplify The Complex – it’s easy to understand & operate.
  • Reduce Human Error – eliminate mistakes or slight miscalculations by effectively controlling your process.
  • Improve Efficiency – reduce cycle times and increase throughput by optimizing a repetitive (or delicate) process through automation (for example, increase efficiency by utilizing batch recipes.
  • Data Recovery & Logging – enjoy the perks of analytics; improve your product and your process by reviewing the data, then you can make adjustments to ensure that every batch comes out better.
  • Log Recipes, Minimize Risks, Enhance Your Product – Get better scores on your risk assessments. Control every step of your process to minimize risks. Know why it turned out better when someone tweaks a recipe. Control batches and track ingredients’ lot numbers for precise quality control.
  • User Friendly – easy to use, operator friendly.  Touch screen operation is ideal for production line use as it is very user-friendly. Operators are able to easily navigate the production line and its individual machines. With an image of the machine accompanying its specific control, precision is made easy!
  • Scale-able – We can plan ahead long-term. By starting you off at a lower initial investment and gradually bringing the rest of your plant (or process) online over time. We can make this technology more affordable & manageable for you. This ideal investment can grow with your process over time.

Ask Us About Automating!

Trust KOSS to make your process work in the way that is best-suited to you. Don’t worry if you have different brands of automated equipment or other challenges; we can tie into existing automation, or re-optimize your entire process/plant. Consider Koss Industrial, Inc. for Sanitary Process Control & Monitoring – we specialize in batch and continuous, from stand-alone equipment to plant-wide integration. KOSS understands the challenges present when providing compliant solutions and meeting unique project requirements. We will strive to make the complex simple.

Optimize Your Process & Energy Efficiency.

KOSS is a UL Listed 508A Panel Shop #E330004 – we offer control panel design and assembly, custom operator interfaces (push button, standalone, distributed), field services, a fully stocked parts department & electrical service vehicles, data collection (chart recorder, videographic, process historian with reporting), and PLC programming. Controls can be programmed to offer multiple recipes’ steps, ensure consistency by reducing human input. Utilize batch control to specifically organize activities and functions, ensuring consistency. So please…consider reaching out to us, let’s optimize YOUR manufacturing process and energy efficiency!

Call us for more Automation information – Koss Industrial, Inc. 1.800.844.6261 (toll-free).

Be Mine - Will you be our Valentine? Consider Koss Industrial.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We’re looking for a long-term relationship, but we’ll settle for a first-date.  Partner with KOSS on your next project.  Give us a chance to supply your spare parts, or to design & manufacture your new plant/expansion.  Our process lines and plant designs are created custom; enjoy high-efficiency, flexibility, low-complexity and optimized maintenance!  So “swipe right” for Koss Industrial, Inc.  For turnkey project management, for process piping, or for a spare gasket – make us your sanitary supplier & manufacturer.

Roses are red, Maintenance is blue, To cheer them up, We have solutions for you!
Roses are red,  Maintenance is blue,  To cheer them up,  We have solutions for you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Koss Industrial, Inc.
(your not-so-secret admirer)

Preventative Maintenance:

The Gift That Keeps On Giving.

Sick of the stress from problem-based maintenance?  Get proactive with help from KOSS!

Go from problems to prevention:

  • Stop being caught off guard.  Gain security, achieve better peace of mind
  • Servicing helps prevent bigger issues.  Reduce your spare parts consumption
  • Avoid unpleasant surprises.  Plan your budget and your downtime

Why make us your Valentine?

Be Mine…choose KOSS to help with your preventative maintenance program.
We can supply & service from a wide variety of brands and manufacturers.  Request your specific brand(s), or consider asking a Koss Industrial team-member for more information on Alfa Laval.  As an authorized Alfa Laval Master Distributor (and Pump SuperCenter), Koss Industrial, Inc. has the resources & experience to rock your world.

Not only a custom manufacturer – we supply, modify, repair & recondition too.
We stock spares & seal kits and have a varied inventory of both new and used parts for a variety of equipment – we can even modify parts or components!  The best part…you can trust us.  We are well-acquainted with the stringent guidelines and unique needs of dairy sanitation.  Koss Industrial, Inc. has years of experience serving varied industries:  Food, Beverage, Dairy, Pharmaceutical, Industrial…and many other industries.  We help customers meet & exceed standards and requirements.

We’d like to get to know you…will you be in touch?

1-800-844-6261 (toll-free) – connect with us on the phone, request a visit from KOSS to your plant, or consider scheduling a tour of our plant (in Green Bay, WI) if you prefer to see Koss Industrial, Inc. in action.  Fill out the contact form below to get in touch with our Inside Sales Team – they will be able to assist you directly, or in more technical cases, they will bring your inquiry to the attention of our appropriate tech-expert, engineer, or specialist here at Koss Industrial.  Happy Valentine’s Day – we hope to hear from you soon!


Sintered Stainless P-GS Filter Element (drop-in replacement)

Why consider a sintered stainless filter element?

P-GS Filter Element (sintered stainless drop-in replacement)Well, for starters, it can be regenerated.  You can regenerate it by flushing/cleaning to lower your operating costs and extend filter life!

P-GS provides high dirt holding capacity at low  differential pressure and high flow rate, and it can be regenerated by back flushing or ultrasonic cleaning to deliver long filter life and reduced operating costs. 13 lengths, 3 micron ratings and connection options. High-quality continuous 316L sintered stainless steel filter media construction with 304 SS welded end caps.

Consider KOSS for your filtering & straining needs.

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Why Choose KOSS Quality?

Custom Solutions.

What are my options?

Honestly?  Virtually anything.  If it’s feasible and functional (ideally optimal), we can help you with your sanitary stainless steel (system, equipment, component, part, or service).

KOSS is uniquely qualified to provide custom sanitary solutions because we have a strong history serving cheesemakers (since 1978) and many others throughout the sanitary industries (we now serve applications from industrial to pharmaceutical).  We provide solutions to meet and exceed standards, all that may apply, including both your personal preferences as well as the standards of your:  plant, industry, city, state, country, etc.

What makes “KOSS Quality” so special?

First thing that comes to mind?  Dedication to high-quality, long lasting solutions and our ability to take a project from design to completion in-house.  We won’t quote a less expensive material grade to win a project bid if we believe it may not provide a trustworthy long-lasting solution for your process.  So, whether it’s quoting a heavier material gauge, or a more resilient material grade – KOSS puts quality first.  When estimating or determining pricing, we don’t use base models or lower-cost materials that may not be suitable for your application long-term in order to lower our bid’s overall project price.

Why?  Because, at Koss Industrial, Inc. we focus on providing the best possible pricing for innovative solutions that complement each unique application.  We put custom quality first.  We don’t want to win your bid simply because we were the lowest-cost proposed; we want to win your trust (your project, and your continued business) with our competitive pricing, our innovative-solutions, and our lasting quality.

Innovate with KOSS quality.

CIP Systems – varied styles and sizes

High quality custom CIP Systems, designed & fabricated in Green Bay, WI

KOSS 3 Tank Dual CIP System
KOSS 3 Tank Dual CIP System

Utilize a CIP System in your process. Allows user to automatically control washing of equipment.

  • Single, Dual, Triple or Quad systems available
  • Wide variety of systems, from 1-4 tanks with 50-3,000+ gallons
  • System can be built to exact specifications in our custom design & fabrication shop
  • Designed & constructed to USDA & WDA Sanitary Standards
  • Designs are modeled in 3D (for a precise view of the equipment)
  • Skid is heavy-duty box tube construction with glass bead finish & sanitary adjustable ball feet
  • Units are built completely at our facility in Green Bay, WI
  • Koss is a UL listed 508A Panel Shop: #E330004
  • Panel Boxes constructed to NEMA4 specifications
  • Includes wiring diagrams, flow schematics
  • Wide variety of control options, Allen Bradley controls standard
  • 10 wash programs included
  • 316 Stainless Steel U-Tube Heat Exchangers are built in-house & sized for efficiency (over 6″ diameter are ASME certified)
  • Chemical supply pumps for in-line chemical injection

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From our Family to Yours:  Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day this July 4th, 2013!

~ Koss Industrial, Inc.

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”      ~Franklin D. Roosevelt