Made in Milwaukee

Mixer Systems Inc. develops concrete batch plants and mixers that are 100 percent U.S. made

Components made of concrete are everywhere including storm and sanitary sewer systems, girders and support beams on bridges, concrete blocks and pavers and panels used in commercial buildings, apartment buildings, condominium buildings and parking garages.

The companies that make those components need to first produce concrete. And when they’re looking for new concrete batch plants or equipment, they frequently turn to Pewaukee’s Mixer Systems Inc.

Mixer Systems makes concrete mixers and batch plants for concrete component makers. The company’s systems are not large enough for the road-building industry, said Terry Fellabaum, director of sales and marketing.

Most of Mixer Systems’ customers are looking for a complete concrete batch production plant, instead of just a concrete mixer.

“These are turn-key operations, where we provide them with everything,” Fellabaum said. “We design it, build everything here, do the electronic controls. We even have a part of the company, called PSI, that does the installation and training, then gives the customer a running plant.”

When Fellabaum says Mixer Systems manufactures all aspects of its batch plants, he means it. The company’s workers weld bins, craft conveyors, fabricate the interior paddles and fixtures used in the mixers, and its electrical engineers design and build electronic controls for the systems. Mixer Systems previously sold mixers that were made by an Italian manufacturer, but the company found that it was best able to deliver quality to its customers by making everything in-house.

“That way, we can control it all and there’s just one person for our customers to talk to,” Fellabaum said. “By doing it all, we can better take care of everybody.”

Read more in the latest Made in Milwaukee profile in BizTimes Milwaukee.

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