Wisconsin Oven purchased a vacant commercial building adjacent to its existing facility in East Troy, Wis., and will invest $1.5 million to expand the Blue M laboratory oven line and provide additional manufacturing space. Both Blue M and Wisconsin Oven are owned by Thermal Product Solutions (TPS), a manufacturer of custom industrial ovens.

The company plans to hire 80 to 90 full-time technical employees between 2017 and 2019, who will join Wisconsin Oven’s existing staff of 137 in East Troy. Renovations have already started, and operations at the facility are expected to start by the end of 2017.