Fisher Barton News

  • Fisher Barton Awarded John Deere Supplier of the Year
    (March 4, 2015)
    The Fisher Barton Group was named John Deere Agriculture and Turf Division's Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program, and also earned recognition as Partner-level supplier for 2014. Fisher Barton Group president Greg Wilkey accepted the awards at formal ceremonies in Bettendorf, IA on March 3rd. (More)
  • U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Visits TST
    (October 13, 2014)
    U.S. Senator Ron Johnson visited TST on Friday, October 10th to continue his Wisconsin Manufacturing Month tours and visits, a celebration which runs throughout the entire month of October.  Senator Johnson's visit began with a tour of TST's medical device and production cells at their original location at 515 Progress Way in Sun Prairie. A brief Q&A session in the lunch room with about 15 TST employees followed the tour. (More)
  • TST to Expand in Sun Prairie
    (October 8, 2014)
    TST, which develops thermal spray coating solutions for some of the world's top manufacturers, is expanding its facility in Sun Prairie - an $11.5 million project expected to create about 200 new jobs... (More)
  • New Corporate and Agricultural Videos
    (November 12, 2013)
    The Fisher Barton Group is pleased to launch its fully redesigned corporate video. This video, along with the brand new agricultural video featuring the capabilities of Fisher Barton Specialty Products and Lund Precision Products, was showcased at the Agritechnica 2013 tradeshow. The corporate video was updated to include Fisher Barton's three most recent additions: Lineage Alloys, Zenith Cutter, and Lund Precision Products Ireland. Watch the new corporate video on the homepage or on YouTube.
  • TST Honored with Prestigious Pacesetter Award
    (October 28, 2013)
    Thermal Spray Technologies is the fifth annual recipient of the ASM Materials Education Foundation's Pacesetter Award. This prestigious award was established to recognize companies for their support of materials science and engineering education. (More)
  • The Fisher Barton Group Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation
    (October 26, 2013)
    October 26 marked the 40th anniversary of Fisher Barton Blade's first shipment of lawn mower blades. This milestone is a testament to the company's ongoing dedication to technilogical innovation and growth. From its humble beginnings as a small lawn mower blade manufacturer, The Fisher Barton Group has expanded... (More)
  • Fisher Barton Donates Multipurpose Robot to Watertown HS
    (September 27, 2013)
    Students and faculty at Watertown High School celebrated the newest addition to their technology and engineering classroom on Thursday, September 26, 2013 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the high school: an ABB IRB120 high-speed robot donated by The Fisher Barton Group. (More)
  • TST Collaborates on Research to Benefit Aviation Industry
    (August 28, 2013)
    Collaborating with the researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thermal Spray Technologies has played a key role in the development of innovative thermal spray coatings to improve heat protection and fuel efficiency in the next generation of jet turbine engines. (More)
  • TST Celebrates One Million Hours of Incident-Free Production
    (July 30, 2013)
    On July 25, 2013 Thermal Spray Technologies (TST) had reason to celebrate with the commencement of its one millionth hour with no lost time. Throughout the past seven years, the diligent work of 55 employees contributed to the one million hours of incident-free production in TST's facility.(More)

Fisher Barton in the News

Fisher Barton's Ongoing Collaboration with UW-Madison Recognized - Published in the 2013 Annual Report from the College of Engineering

Back in the mid-1980s, Fisher Barton founder Richard Wilkey (BSMetE ’59) was looking for coatings to extend the life of the lawnmower blades his Wisconsin-based company manufactured. For help, he looked to Frank Worzala, then a professor of metallurgical and mineral engineering, and Worzala’s master’s student Bill Lenling (BSMetE ‘84, MSMetE ‘86), who was seeking research funding... Read more

Tech and Biotech: New research lab in Watertown opens — By Judy Newman — Wisconsin State Journal — August 1, 2011

A $2 million materials research and analysis laboratory in Watertown will have its grand opening Tuesday. The Fisher-Barton Group, an industrial manufacturing company based in Waukesha, set up the 1,800-square-foot lab within its 100,000-square-foot Fisher Barton Specialty Products plant... Read more

Fisher-Barton expands — By Steve Sharp — Watertown Daily Times — August 3, 2011

The Fisher-Barton Group further entrenched itself in the regional economy Tuesday, introducing a new, $2 million materials testing lab to a grand opening audience dotted with state and local dignitaries... Read more

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