Koss an "essential" business amid COVID-19 pandemic
Governor Tony Evers has ordered all non-essential Wisconsin businesses to close effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Under the Department of Homeland Security, Koss Industrial is considered an essential business and should continue a normal work schedule. We are part of a:
... critical infrastructure and have a "special responsibility" to the nation's food supply.
We take very seriously our special responsibility to help our customers, the nation’s food, beverage and pharmaceutical producers, through the current healthcare crisis. We continue to monitor and comply with state and federal policies and continue to adapt and innovate in order to support our customers who play a vital role in our nation’s supply chain.
The safety of our employees, customers, and community is our primary concern. We are taking precautions to help protect our team while they provide necessary products and services to our customers. This means restricting in-person meetings, stopping all non-essential travel, and encouraging employees to take the time they need to care for themselves or their families in the event they are affected.
Currently, we are not experiencing major disruptions in our supply chain, lead times or service levels. We are here to serve our customers and help them serve our nation in the midst of this global pandemic.
Stay safe everyone!
Koss featured in Food & Drink International magazine
Koss Industrial was recently featured in Food & Drink International magazine. The exclusive feature focused on our capabilities and ability to solve problems for our food processing customers with our customized equipment.
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Waterjetting a jet wing
We recently used our waterjet cutting capabilities to resize a wing from an original 1952 Lockheed Martin T-33 fighter jet so it could be hung in the lobby of a Nicolet National Bank facility located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The T-33 fighter jets were used for decades to train Air Force pilots for combat. The wing is a perfect tribute to Oshkosh’s rich history in aviation.
After leaving our waterjet department, the wing headed to fabrication and finishing where it was fitted with three stainless steel circles. Additional stainless steel signs were also fabricated to help complete the branding of the bank’s amazing new lobby.
Welding with cheese and crackers
In early November we exhibited at the FYI - Find Your Inspiration event put on by the Green Bay Chamber and Partners In Education. More than 1,300 area eigth graders were in attendance to learn more about various careers in a wide array of fields. We exposed them to manufacturing by having them "weld" crackers using squirtable cheese. The kids had a blast and so did we.
Koss sponsors Strikes For Kids charity event
On July 24, Koss Industrial was a contributing sponsor of the Strikes for Kids Green Bay Bowling Classic hosted by Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones. Strikes for Kids is a national charitable organization whose backpack giveaway program provides backpacks filled with school supplies to area children in need.
Koss founders honored
The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association’s (WCMA) board of directors recently recognized our founders, Joe and John Koss, with the Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 Cheese Industry Conference for their outstanding work in the dairy manufacturing industry. Reserved for respected and highly-valued supplier partners, the WCMA Distinguished Service Award is unique in that the association allows members to vote on prospective honorees. Congratulations to Joe and John on being recognized for their 40 plus years of dedication to the dairy manufacturing industry.
Koss contributes to Dairy Foods magazine
Koss Industrial was recently asked to contribute to an article in the April 2019 edition of Dairy Foods magazine. The article discussed ways dairy processors can reduce downtime due to pump and valve issues.
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