Wisconsin's lieutenant governor was in Sturgeon Bay Monday to get a first-hand look at a company that's been able to thrive despite the recent recession.
Rebecca Kleefisch toured both the office and the sprawling 150,400 square foot manufacturing space at Therma-Tron-X, which this year increased the size of its plant by 4,000 square feet and hired more than 20 new workers.
"It's really incredible what (TTX President & Chief Operating Officer) Brad Andreae and his team have built here and it's a great source of pride not only for this particular area but for the whole state of Wisconsin," says Kleefisch.
The company, located at 1155 S. Neenah Avenue in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park, specializes in industrial finishing systems and water treatment systems. TTX has more than 130 full-time employees and a sales office in the Chicago area.
Kleefisch also spoke with the local media about last week's court ruling which threw out Governor Walker's collective bargaining law, saying it was an attempt by a Dane County judge and those who brought the suit "to throw Wisconsin's budget ledger into chaos."
Kleefisch says she expects the matter will ultimately be decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Therma-Tron-X -- founded by Otto Andreae and Ray Sherman in 1971 -- will be holding an open house on September 24.