Infratrol’s assets sold; operations to continue in New Berlin

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

June 17, 2015

NEW BERLIN - Echelon Capital, LLC announced that it will acquire the assets of Infratrol Manufacturing Corporation, which filed for receivership in early May.

According to the announcement, the new business will be called “Infratrol, LLC” and will continue to operate in New Berlin. The new company will benefit from the manufacturing capabilities and capacity at Echelon’s existing facilities.

Infratrol has been designing and manufacturing customized industrial ovens, washers and heat processing equipment since 1956.

On May 5, Infratrol was transferred to a receiver but continued to operate during the six-week period, according to the release.

In Echelon’s manufacturing group is Precision Quincy Ovens, LLC, which has been manufacturing custom and standard batch ovens for more than 50 years.

“We are excited to add the capabilities of Infratrol to our group,” said Bill Diemel, president of Precision Quincy Ovens, in a statement. “Infratrol adds significant expertise in conveyorized and highly automated processing equipment.”

Echelon is the equity sponsor of a manufacturing group that owns companies operating under the following brands: Lyon, Republic Storage Products, Viking Metal Cabinet Co. and Austin-Westran.

“The acquisition of Infratrol is a next-step in making our industrial oven group more robust,” said Matt Zakaras, partner at Echelon Capital, LLC, in a statement. “Infratrol’s engineering talent and established customer base strengthen our business, which we hope will become a catalyst for future growth.”