Made in Milwaukee

Sentry Equipment grows market share with acquisitions

For the largest manufacturers and power plants, quality assurance and compliance with environmental standards are critical. Manufacturers need to know that the goods they are producing meet all safety standards, while power generation plants need to know that their facilities are operating within federal guidelines, but also that the water and steam that drive their turbines are within the tight tolerances of its machinery and systems.

Many of those industries turn to Oconomowoc-based Sentry Equipment Corp., a developer and manufacturer of equipment and systems that sample water, steam, gas, liquids, slurries and bulk solids. About two-thirds of Sentry Equipment’s sales are to the power generation industry, said Brian Baker, vice president and chief financial officer.

“We’re sampling steam and water in power plants,” he said. “The water and steam are turning the turbines, and they want them to have defined chemical properties. They don’t want to have impurities in there, which could ruin (very expensive) equipment.”

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

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