VOTE for John & Joe Koss for the 2018 WCMA Distinguished Supplier Award - voting ends October 31, 2017

Founders Nominated For Distinguished Service Award

Founders Nominated For Cheesemakers Award!

John & Joe Koss:  2018 WCMA Distinguished Service Award Nominees

John & Joe Koss, founders of Koss Industrial, Inc., have been nominated together for the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association 2018 Distinguished Service Award! This award recognizes persons that have helped to grow the United States dairy industry and are valued by cheesemakers as trusted partners.

VOTE for John & Joe Koss for the 2018 WCMA Distinguished Supplier Award - voting ends October 31, 2017
VOTE for John & Joe Koss for the 2018 WCMA Distinguished Service Award

Koss Industrial would greatly appreciate it if you would vote for John & Joe. Please let your WCMA connections know that the founders of Koss Industrial are on this year’s ballot and encourage them to vote as well. Our team and family hope that John & Joe to receive this award; the brothers have each dedicated over 50 years to cheesemaking – serving applications throughout the dairy industry. With your help, we can make this happen!

WCMA FRIENDS, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE before midnight on Tuesday October 31, 2017 (please note WCMA’s limit of 10 individual votes per one company)

Part of WCMA’s mission is to recognize those in the industry who were instrumental in building a foundation for the future success of the dairy industry. They depend on members to help them in this effort, by nominating peers and friends for recognition. Koss Industrial’s founding brothers are grateful to have been nominated for this award, along with so many other valued industry partners.

Congratulations John & Joe Koss – what an honor to be nominated; the Koss Industrial Team is proud to have founders like you, who’ve worked alongside us for so many years!

Mixproof Valve Cluster Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication

Valve Clusters – Why choose a custom manufacturer for your manifold, matrix, or cluster?

Custom manufacturing your Custom Valve Clusters.

Sanitary Valve Clusters are uniquely configured – as a custom manufacturer, we can Design, Engineer & Fabricate a custom Sanitary Valve Cluster (Valve Manifold/Matrix); configured, pre-assembled, hooked up and ready for action.

Custom is what we do best.

Trust Koss Industrial, Inc. when you need a reliable, sanitary solution that meets/exceeds standards.  We’re an experienced manufacturer, providing hygienic products and services.  Every application is different, so we understand that every project needs to be approached with a fresh eye to determine needs and provide an innovative solution that maximizes effectiveness & efficiency while it minimizes costs (saving on initial fabrication costs and saving time & money in the future, by designing products for ease of serviceability or expand-ability).

Supplying & Servicing from a wide range of brands and manufacturers, Koss Industrial, Inc. is an Alfa Laval Authorized Master Distributor (and Pump SuperCenter).  We can Modify, Repair, or Recondition products (components, parts, equipment, or systems).

Here in Green Bay, WI we maintain a large and varied inventory of new, used, and refurbished Valves, Parts & Seal Kits (and many other components, parts, spares, and equipment – we can provide SAME DAY SERVICE).

Valves. What do we offer?

  • A Comprehensive Range of sanitary valve equipment to meet virtually any requirement (avail. both to buy in-stock and to order)
  • Competitive pricing & special project pricing
  • Authorized Alfa Laval Master Distributorship (other brands/manufacturers avail. as needed to meet & exceed customer goals). 
  • New, Used, or Refurbished Stock (including both assembled Valves & Valve Parts, Positioners, Control Tops…)
  • We Modify, Repair, or Recondition valves & other components (we even custom build here in our shop)
  • Custom Sanitary Valve Manifolds – a custom manufacturer, we can Design/Engineer & Fabricate a custom Sanitary Valve Manifold, or supply an Alfa Laval Valve Cluster (pre-assembled, pre-tested, wired up and ready for action)
  • Experience – partner with us for our knowledge of systems & flows, we know the unique requirements present in sanitary, and especially dairy, environments
  • Save Time & Money – we help you bring simple or complex configurations online ASAP!

Consider KOSS.  Call today (920-469-5300) for more information!

Spring into spring with KOSS

Spring Into Spring – Find Spring Check Valves or Save on Spring Cleaning (CIP-style)

Spring Has Sprung – Say farewell to snow gear and hello to seasonal allergies – it’s the first day of spring!  Although we will keep our winter coats a bit longer; being located in Wisconsin, we’re sure to see another snowstorm or two.  We are ready to help customers shake off those winter blues and get refreshed & ready for new growth!

Want To Spring Into Spring?

We can help you “spring into spring” literally, with a spring check valve!  The LKC Non-return Valve from Alfa Laval is specially designed for use in stainless steel pipe installations, LKC-2 non-return valves prevent the reverse flow of fluids. Found in many different processes in varied sanitary industries, these standard non-return valves are safe and highly reliable.

Koss Industrial, Inc. is an authorized Alfa Laval Master Distributor and Pump SuperCenter – with the ability to supply, modify, repair and customer-build components & parts from a wide range of brands and manufacturers.

LKC-2 Non-return Valve
LKC-2 Non-return Valve
LKC-Drainable horizontal valve
LKC-Drainable horizontal valve

Did You Automate Spring Cleaning?

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

Do you have the four basic ingredients needed to achieve a sanitary level of cleanliness when you are Cleaning-in-Place

  1. Time is at a premium, but cutting wash time too short may result in a less-than-sanitary clean.
  2. Temperature must be carefully controlled; not too high, not too low, and specific per the wash cycle needs.
  3. Flow needs to be at a high enough velocity to effectively scour clean those pesky fats & oils (or whatever your dirt may be).
  4. Solution won’t help anything if it’s too weak, ensure your alkaline and acid solutions are at the proper strength to function.

If you worry that your system might not be meeting one or more of these needs, contact KOSS.  You can trust in our experience.  We can modify, repair, and refurbish equipment & systems.  If you’re looking to improve an existing system or considering implementing a new CIP System, we’d love to hear from you – Koss Industrial, Inc. can help you innovate & optimize.

Get custom, not ‘canned’ CIP Systems – designed by our engineering group.

Want to save time &  enjoy more consistent, efficient cleaning?  Start considering KOSS’ custom Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) Systems today!  Learn more about how KOSS can help you negate threats, save time and improve efficiency by utilizing an easy to use, custom automated cleaning system to better control your process with less downtime spent manually cleaning. Consider a custom CIP System from Koss Industrial, Inc. – call today 1.800.844.6261 or 920.469.5300 – we’d love to learn more about your process and your unique needs!

TIG Welding – KOSS can weld to ASME standards!

Welding sure can be pretty…especially when you look at it safely via video! Here’s a member of the KOSS Team TIG Welding an ASME certified Strainer Vessel.

By the way, in case you didn’t know, we hold ASME stamps “R” and “U”.  So consider Koss Industrial, Inc. to design & fabricate your ASME pressure vessels, and consider allowing us to do your ASME repairs & alterations!

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!


Need An Overview of Sanitary Valves By Alfa Laval?

Your Project Is In Good Hands (Custom Platform Handling)

Custom or Contract Manufacturing Stainless Steel Projects Safely

…consider Koss Industrial, Inc. Products & Services for your stainless steel project needs.  There are no minimum quantities or design limits.  Whether you need one part re-machined or a sanitary production line with turn-key project management — KOSS does custom work for End-Users and OEMs.

Moving Out:  Custom Platform

…even as your projects prepare to leave our shop floor, the KOSS Team provides safe and careful handling.  This Custom Platform is heading out, to be finished and assembled out in the field.

The KOSS team safely loading sections of a Platform (January 2017)
The KOSS Team safely loading sections of a Platform (January 2017)

A diverse KOSS Team ensures that your project is handled with the appropriate care.  Dedicated to both personnel and project safety, loading regularly involves multiple people working together:  Truck-Driver, Fabricators, Finishers, and Foremen…even Sales personnel, Engineers, Designers, HR Manager, Owners, Members of KOSS’ Safety Committee, etc.  Whatever team we need to assemble, KOSS ensures that your project is handled safely and as specified.

Carefully loading Platform Sections onto a trailer in our Green Bay, WI manufacturing shop
Carefully loading Platform sections in our Green Bay, WI manufacturing shop

We strive to provide the best possible service and we’re dedicated to delivering superior quality products.  In addition to fitting your space, our Engineering Team takes the time to ensure the logistics of your project have been addressed, and they plan & design your project accordingly.  The KOSS Team accounts for things such as:

  • Transport Methods (especially important on larger projects)
  • Handling Capabilities at Receiving site (to safely move and position your project)
  • Planned Partial Disassembly/Reassembly
  • Smallest Doors (need to pass through)
  • …and many more!
The KOSS Team knows how to handle stainless steel (Platform Sections, Jan. 2017)
The KOSS Team knows how to handle stainless steel (Platform Sections, Jan. 2017)

Koss Industrial, Inc.  1943 Commercial Way,  Green Bay, WI 54311
Call us toll-free 1-800-844-6261 today!

Why are we, a custom stainless steel manufacturing shop in Green Bay, wishing you a happy Friday the 13th?

We’re friendly, we work with all sorts of people (and industries, from sanitary to pharmaceutical)!  Whether you believe in the power of Friday the 13th, or you find it to be hokum, hogwash, balderdash…altogether nonsense; regardless of your superstitions, we wish you a happy day today!

If you have

…and experience serious superstition regarding the number thirteen, then we hope you have been feeling safe & sound throughout today (and tonight)!

If you’re still feeling nervous, then maybe this will distract you:

Did you know that Koss Industrial, Inc. offers custom, precision machining services?
Even better, we offer custom precision machining services with no minimum order, we don’t even require a minimum quantity.  So YES, this means you can order only 3 pieces!  And YES, it means you can have one, single piece machined!  Our talented craftsmen know their trade inside & out, and they are dedicated to providing superior quality.

Mini-Augers made (precisely) by Koss Industrial, Inc.

We enjoy unique, challenging projects!  Our high-performance equipment ensures consistency and efficiency.  Accuracy with experience:  CNC Turning, CNC Milling, Manual Machining…there are many reasons for you to consider KOSS.

So give us a call at 1-800-844-6261

Find out what Koss Industrial, Inc. can do for you and your precision machining project!

Happy Holidays from your friends at Koss Industrial, Inc.

Happy Holidays from Koss Industrial

Christmas-time is here!

Whether it’s elf on the shelf, decorating cookies, Hanukkah traditions, secret Santa, holiday desserts, ugly Christmas sweaters, gingerbread houses, or singing Christmas carols – however you choose to celebrate this winter season, we hope that you enjoy a safe & wonderful winter season!

Happy Holidays from your friends at Koss Industrial, Inc.

“It’s the most wonderful time of year…” and all of us at Koss Industrial, Inc. would like to take a moment to wish you & your family a Happy Holiday Season – Merry Christmas, have a Happy New Year!