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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

Trick-or-Treat: Is Your Supplier Giving Out Treats?

Trick-or-Treat!

We’re full of treats without the tricks, see the funny note and see why we’re a safe & ideal choice to be your supplier. So click this and see if we’re the sanitary stainless OEM for you – Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-Treat?

Do You Have Mad Scientists?

They’re fun Halloween costume ideas…Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde, Lex Luthor, Doc Brown, and so many other rabidly driven scientists, eccentric engineers, crackpot inventors, or indefatigable innovators – they’re all great, but we want to know about your Mad Scientists.

Do you have actual scientists who are angry? …or are your “Mad Scientists” impulsive experimenters on the plant floor?

Whether your plant has upset scientists or an exuberant innovator on the floor (who is filled with unbridled passion to experiment and try new things) – Koss Industrial can help you optimize your process and work with your Mad Scientists.

…if your scientists are truly mad (…as in insane, unhinged, deranged, or just plain loopy), then you have our sympathies (and you should probably try to stay on their good side)!

Manage the Mad Scientist on your floor.

Prevent the “Mad Scientists” on the floor from following ineffective impulses and ideas – record & report chemical use.

You see it happening…again.

Your “Mr. Clean” has the best intentions…his logic appears to be:
“If I use a half gallon today, then a whole gallon tomorrow will work even better! Probably twice as fast!!”

Sound familiar? We know what happens. Adding more cleaning solution is rarely the answer. If we use twice as much detergent, our clothes aren’t twice as clean after washing, but your “Mr. Clean” doesn’t  believe that…and you’re buying twice as much chemical.

Whether you are making ice cream or you’re cleaning equipment – KOSS can help you work with your innovative, impulsive machine operator (a.k.a. Mad Scientist). Don’t stifle their creativity, control your innovator’s environment. You can even empower their experiments by monitoring, recording, and reporting the results. “Why was this batch bad? Why is this one better?” Give them the tools they need to succeed and protect your batches by controlling their “experiments.” Unlock the secrets of your Mad Scientist’s success – partner with Koss Industrial’s Electrical Dept. for chemical monitoring with controls. Automation, Controls, Reporting and more – trust us to optimize your Mad Scientist’s top-secret laboratory.

Appease your (literally) Mad Scientists.

If they’re literally unhappy or upset, we have a few ideas on how to help your scientists find happiness.

Scientists & Laboratories – okay, so we all agree that they go together like peanut butter & jelly, cheese & crackers, a DeLorean DMC-12 & time travel…so what’s our solution to keeping your scientists happy?  A totally wicked laboratory (wicked as in awesome, not wicked like witches). You can’t be a great Mad Scientist without an awesome Secret Laboratory.

5s-10 Table Top Cooker (3534) is ideal for research and development with batches under 10 pounds!

Koss Industrial’s superior Lab-sized Equipment and Lab-scale Plants / Production Lines feature craftsmanship that meets & exceeds standards (3A, WDA, USDA, sanitary, pharma, etc.).

We’re an excellent choice for your original equipment manufacturer. Our design & engineering services are top-notch. Our fabrication & finishing quality is the stuff of dreams, and our modification & reconditioning services will let you drift off to sleep in a cocoon of safety and satisfaction. Totally custom is what we do, which is why we are a perfect fit for outfitting your Mad Scientist’s Laboratory.

Lab-Size Process Cheese Line by Koss Industrial
Lab-Size Process Cheese Line by Koss Industrial (contains Grinder, Cooker, Hopper, and platform)

Not quite ready to invest in lab-size equipment or plants? You could try appeasing your scientists with smaller gifts, trinkets and flowers; but Koss Industrial might still be able to help you. PLAN B, we recommend you try humor on your actually-angry Mad Scientists; maybe say something like “Don’t trust atoms…they make up everything.”  …unless you have a lot of employees named Adam, then that is probably not a good joke for you to be using in the workplace.

The Brothers Who Created Koss Industrial

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about how Koss Industrial began and about the founders responsible for creating the company, then you’re in the right place! Discover more about the brothers who created Koss Industrial, Inc.

John & Joe Koss

Professional Biography / Origin Story

John and Joe Koss

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.

John was always more passionate about building the equipment and modernizing the plant; with his innovative ideas on how to improve equipment and processes, John & Joe began working from John’s garage, then from inside Wisconsin dairy plants.  As Koss Industrial began, John designed and fabricated the equipment – doing the welding, programming, electrical, and mechanical functions along with installs & start-ups.  Joe called on the plants, doing sales; his major focus was servicing sanitary valves, as well as polishing equipment and even scaling walls during a project install.  Joe’s passion was

John and Joe Koss with their family at Koss Industrial (2017)- from L to R: Amanda, Nicole, Adam, John and Joe, Connie, Jason, and Joey.  Photo courtesy of Cheese Reporter.

attending auctions from Boston to California, obtaining equipment to refurbish and provide affordable sanitary solutions.

Together with help from their families, neighbors, and friends – 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.

When asked for what advice or values they’d share with future generations:

Joe and John Koss –
founders of Koss Industrial, Inc.

John Koss believes hard work is the key to success, “you have to build good, solid equipment, do what you say you will do, and be honest in the way you do business”.

Joe Koss believes that hard work & customer service are vital to success in today’s market, to sum it up he recalled a phrase from an old calling card “early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise”.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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

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!

 

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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
triskaidekaphobia…

…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.

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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!