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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?

Creepy Crawlies? Control or kill your bugs with Koss Industrial as your OEM!

Creepy Crawlies? Control Or Kill Your Bugs!

The right bugs need to carefully cared for, the wrong bugs needs to exterminated.  Click the link to scroll through this seasonally-funny story to learn how Koss Industrial can help with pasteurising bacterial microbes and also with safely developing and maintaining your starter cultures in tanks, or in fully or partially automated systems!
Creepy Crawlies?

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.

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.

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!

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!

Need An Overview of Sanitary Valves By Alfa Laval?

Discover Smaller Footprint Production Lines (For Custom Block & Barrel Handling)

Need to reduce the size of your blocks & barrels, without sacrificing all of your floor space?  KOSS Sanitary, Custom Grinders can help with that.  Other lines can be bulky, involving multiple steps and machines…KOSS Grinders can extrude barrels, directly into cookers or onto conveyors if desired.

Sick of harping?

Sick of harping on the same old issues when cutting your cheese barrels?  Cutting barrels can pose an enormous safety risk.  All of those moving parts can be an accident waiting to happen, and securing the area surrounding cutting machinery takes up a significant amount of space.  Instead of cutting product to reduce size, try a KOSS Grinder, or view some of our equipment tests in our Green Bay, WI manufacturing plant.  We’ve tested a variety of cheeses, in Grinders ranging from lab- to production-sized.  View some of our videos in the playlist below.  Can you see your product in a KOSS Custom Grinder?

Free up floor space!

Koss Industrial, Inc. believes your space is valuable, so why waste it?  Our production lines are custom designed to suit your space – whether you have limited floor space, or a height restriction, KOSS will find a way if there’s one to be found.

Sized to suit you, the biggest constraint on time for KOSS Grinders is load (feed) time…the standard “speed problem” is that our machines grind faster than they can be loaded.

Strong & sanitary, innovation is the name of our game – call us at 1.800.844.6261 and find out more about the Custom Grinder KOSS would recommend for your application!