When a family owned business is service-focused and values-driven, what do you get? A state-of-the-art facility that cannot do enough for its customers. Here’s how Burton became that company.
1978: Things get groovy
Burton Industries began in 1978, and was started by Edward Leman and James Treiterer. At first, it was only a small operation in New Berlin, Wisconsin (WI). But its size allowed it to prioritize customer service; projects would often be completed late at night, then driven several hours to be delivered to the customer.
The early 1980s: Let’s get radical
In only a few years, Burton Industries had outgrown its location and moved to a larger facility in Minocqua, WI. But the commitment to exceptional service and quality continued. In addition, Burton became a leader in changing the business model from board stuffing to one that was more engineering-intensive.
The ’90s: A sweet deal
In 1992, Burton moved again – this time to a 6,500-square-foot facility. In 1998, they opened a 10,000-square-foot operation. In 1997, operational control of the company passed to Gary Burnett, Sr. with Mark Leman joining in the same year.
The aught’s: Kind of a big deal
In 2006 to 2007, Burton’s facilities were expanded yet AGAIN to incorporate their box build capabilities, test and lean manufacturing activities, and more. In 2010 to 2011, they began industry specific quality certification and established the WIN alliance of custom component suppliers.
Today: 40 years and counting
In 2018, Burton celebrated its 40th anniversary, thanks to the support of customers who trust them, staff who loves working there and service-committed suppliers. It’s a formula that’s worked over three decades. Contact Burton today to see how it can work for you!