Hastreiter Industries cuts ribbon on new facilities; Company receives governor’s award
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Hastreiter Industries Corporation cut the ribbon on their new facilities at 1811 East 29th Street, Marshfield, on Oct. 29, with many government representatives in attendance as they received recognition by Governor Tony Evers.
Ken and Sondra Hastreiter founded the company in 1988, as “UTM Inc.,” using just a single manual lathe, and found their momentum when Ken was approached to produce a unique hospital bed part.
In 2016, the next Hastreiter generation joined the business and the company grew to meet the nation’s increasing machining demand.
Today, the Hastreiter Industries specializes in low to medium volume machined parts and manufactures parts for aerospace, defense, energy and other industries that require “high reliability and tight tolerances.”
In August, the company moved operations to Marshfield, when they purchased and repurposed a 42,000 square foot existing facility.
On Oct. 29, assisted by the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the company cut the ribbon on their expanded facilities.
Company receives governor’s award
Following the ribbon cutting, the company was presented with one of Governor Tony Evers’ Exemplary Employee Awards for dedication to an inclusive workforce.
“Throughout the month of October, we celebrate what is called National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month and basically the month is dedicated to really highlighting the importance of having a diverse and inclusive workforce,” said WDA Director-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Patricia Noland. “Without employers recognizing the skills that individuals we serve bring to the workforce and providing an opportunity, the countless successful employment connections made through DVR and other disability organizations would not be possible.”
“Hastreiter was happy to hire a DVR consumer who is sight impaired, for a quality control position, and worked with DVR quite a bit by working with us on accommodations and picking up some different types of tools that would help her do her job.
“Individuals with disabilities want to work, and time and time again, they prove that their many skills and abilities make them the best workers an employer has.
“Simply put, no one should feel that there disabilities prevents them from getting into the workforce and on the path of upward economic mobility.
“You aren’t simply helping an individual get a job, you really are changing their lives; and not only the lives of those employees, but also the lives of their family members and other individuals with disabilities who observe those employees in their work settings.”