Press Release: SGIA Award for 35 Year Membership

Wausau, Wisconsin: Wilson-Hurd Manufacturing Company is pleased to receive an award from SGIA in recognition of our membership since 1980. Continuous membership of 35 years is an outstanding milestone and we are delighted to be a part of this association.

SGIA is the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, which supports the leaders of the digital & screen printing community. Members of the community create products for the point-of-purchase displays, printed electronics, membrane switches, signs, advertisements, garments, containers and vehicle industries.

“SGIA supports the leaders of the digital and screen printing community,” says Jim McIntyre, President of Wilson-Hurd.​ “Wilson-Hurd has over one hundred years of experience in the printing industry and has been partnered with SGAI since the early days of the association.”

About Wilson-Hurd:  Wilson-Hurd Manufacturing specializes in the production of custom electronic control products, medical contract manufacturing, printed electronics, point-of-purchase displays, as well as nameplates & dials, overlays, and panels. Wilson-Hurd was founded in 1904, and is headquartered in Wausau, WI, with additional locations in Berlin, WI.

Media Contact: Tammy Landrath • Wilson-Hurd Mfg. Co. • 715-845-9221 • tammyjl@wilsonhurd.com

8 Useful New Features of Wilsonhurd.com

If you have visited Wilson-Hurd’s website sometime in the last 3 months, you might have noticed some major changes. On February 3rd, 2015 we launched our brand new corporate website, adding a variety of new features that are designed to make the product design and ordering process even easier for our customers and prospective clients. Take a look at some of the new things you can do on wilsonhurd.com:

1. Design Guidelines

Wilson-Hurd’s new Design Guidelines have been created by our Engineering department to assist you with the development of your custom Electronic Control Product. Each set of Design Guidelines features:

  • Important things to consider before designing your product
  • Construction details
  • Available materials
  • Tooling options
  • Electrical layout
  • Technical details
  • Word glossary defining important terms, and much more.

Design Guidelines are currently available for capacitive switches, elastomeric keypads, membrane switches, PiezoPanels, and Touchscreens, and can be found on their corresponding product pages.

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Press Release: Wilson-Hurd Introduces New Website

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Wausau, Wisconsin: Wilson-Hurd Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the introduction of an entirely new website. Wilsonhurd.com received an updated design to coincide with the new branding effort that was established in 2014. This is a significant step forward to continuing Wilson-Hurd’s new chapter of business.

The new Wilson-Hurd website offers a clean, modern, user-friendly and content-rich experience. The website is designed to inform customers of all that Wilson-Hurd can do, as well as assist them in their decision making and creation of custom products. The website also focuses on explaining Wilson-Hurd’s product details and capabilities, and highlights previous work in photo galleries and featured projects.

“I’m very excited to launch our new Wilson-Hurd website,” said Jim McIntyre, President of Wilson-Hurd.  “It is our hope that you will find the new website to be informative and easy to navigate.  While I believe the website will provide you with a broad view of Wilson-Hurd, the missing component in just searching our site is the interaction with the great people of our company.  I trust that you will explore our manufacturing capabilities as described in our website and take the opportunity to contact our employees to fully engage with Wilson-Hurd.”

Additional sections and features include a video gallery, forms to request quotes and samples, design guidelines to assist customers in developing custom Electronic Control Products , links to recent blog posts, and information on employment opportunities.

About Wilson-Hurd:  Wilson-Hurd Manufacturing specializes in the production of custom electronic control products, medical contract manufacturing, printed electronics, point-of-purchase displays, as well as nameplates & dials, overlays, and panels. Wilson-Hurd was founded in 1904, and is headquartered in Wausau, WI, with additional locations in Berlin, WI.

Media Contact: Toni Laurich • Wilson-Hurd Mfg. Co. • 715-845-9221 • tonidl@wilsonhurd.com

Press Release: Wilson-Hurd Receives ISO 13485:2012 Certification

Wausau, Wisconsin: Wilson-Hurd is pleased to announce its Medical Contract Manufacturing plant in Berlin, Wisconsin has received the ISO 13485:2012 certification. The certification is valid through July 3, 2017.  The ISO 13485:2012 certification ensures a quality management system is in place for the design and manufacturing of medical devices.

Chris Weed, Quality Systems Manager, stated, “This certification is a key milestone for Wilson-Hurd. It will help our customers be assured that we have the systems in place to meet their requirements, and the requirements of the FDA.”

Wilson-Hurd is devoted to manufacturing quality products in order to be the most respected provider in the markets served by consistently delivering solutions that yield exceptional value.

About Wilson-Hurd:  Wilson-Hurd Manufacturing specializes in the production of custom electronic control products including membrane switches, capacitive switches, PiezoPanels, elastomeric keypads, point-of-purchase displays, medical contract manufacturing, printed electronics, nameplates, panels, dials, and overlays. Wilson-Hurd was founded in 1904, and is headquartered in Wausau, WI, with additional locations in Berlin, WI.

Media Contact: Toni Laurich ● Wilson-Hurd Mfg. Co. ● 715-845-9221 ● tonidl@wilsonhurd.com

Press Release: Wilson-Hurd Celebrates 110 Years of Operation

Wausau, Wisconsin: Wilson-Hurd Mfg Co is marking 110 years of operation this summer. The founders, George Wilson and Arthur Hurd, formed the business in the Wausau area in 1904. The factory initially produced patented bag holders for agricultural and industrial uses. The company broadened its product offerings to remembrance advertising and nameplates.

Presently, Wilson-Hurd creates innovative solutions to meet today’s needs. The company provides electronic control products including membrane switches, capacitive switches, PiezoPanels, elastomeric keypads, point-of-purchase displays, medical contract manufacturing, printed electronics, nameplates, panels, dials, and overlays. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Wausau, WI with two additional facilities in Berlin, WI. Wilson-Hurd is pleased to be a member of these communities and will continue to create new technologies many years into the future.

A company celebration took place at Wilson-Hurd’s Wausau headquarters on June 26th to mark the achievement. Wilson-Hurd President Jim McIntyre stated, “For over a century, Wilson-Hurd has consistently delivered high value products to our customers. As technology has evolved over our long history, our people and core competencies have grown to meet the emerging requirements. Today we mark a significant milestone in our company’s story and look forward to an exciting future.”

About Wilson-Hurd: Wilson-Hurd Manufacturing specializes in the production of custom electronic control products including membrane switches, capacitive switches PiezoPanels, elastomeric keypads, point-of-purchase displays, medical contract manufacturing, printed electronics, nameplates, panels, dials, and overlays. Wilson-Hurd was founded in 1904, and is headquartered in Wausau, WI, with additional locations in Berlin, WI.

Media Contact: Toni Laurich ● Wilson-Hurd Mfg. Co. ● 715-845-9221 ● tonidl@wilsonhurd.com

Wilson-Hurd: Serving customers for over 100 years

When Wilson-Hurd was established in 1904, nobody had heard of a POP Display, or a Membrane Switch. Surely neither George Wilson nor Arthur Hurd would have imagined that these were the products their company would someday be providing to customers. Although the company, the clientele, the products themselves, and our employees’ fashion sense may have evolved over the years, one factor has always remained the same, and that is quality; the quality of our products, and the quality of our service.

In 1904 Wilson-Hurd was but a small factory located in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin manufacturing a patented bag holder that was designed for agricultural and industrial purposes. Almost 110 years later, Wilson-Hurd has 3 manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin. There is one manufacturing facility still in Wausau, although quite a bit larger than the former, along with 2 facilities in Berlin, Wisconsin. The company went from supplying bag holders, remembrance advertising and nameplates to producing Electronic Control Products, POP Displays, Medical Devices and Custom Metal & Plastic products.

Then and Now

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While initially the bag holder was Wilson-Hurd’s specialty, in 1919 the company decided to delve into the Remembrance Advertising market, producing blotter covers, thermometers, whiskbroom holders and hand held fans. 9 years later in 1928, Wilson-Hurd began to print and fabricate aluminum nameplates, which is something that we still specialize in today. Plastic was added to this division in 1979 when Wilson-Hurd began screen-printing and printing on plastic. As technology progressed, other opportunities arose for Wilson-Hurd. In 1993 the company’s Electronic Control Product division was established, kicking off a division of the company that would soon become one of its driving forces. With this new division, Wilson-Hurd began offering customized engineering solutions for data input devices.

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Wilson-Hurd’s Electronic Control Product division, or ECP for short, produces a wide variety of the highest quality customized electrical components including membrane switches, elastomeric, metal & plastic keypads, capacitive touch switches and PiezoPanels, along with Engineered solutions that are created specifically to meet the customer’s needs. Today, the ECP division has grown to include electronics for medical devices and machines such as hospital beds, and insulin pumps. Recently, Wilson-Hurd has started a Medical Contract Manufacturing division. This division focuses on developing monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices. In developing these products, we utilize modern materials and processes including conductive inks and medically approved substrates, to produce disposable hydrogel-based sensors for leading edge medical device owners.

While our ECP and Medical divisions were taking off, we also established our POP Division that creates a variety of POP display components including risers, signage, formed bases, unique logo plates, trim, electronic displays as well as appliqués for cosmetic packaging. Every single component that is created is custom designed to meet our customers’ needs. Over the years many new and exciting processes have become available for our POP Division customers including custom color matching, die-cutting, digital, screen and litho printing, large-format printing, laser cutting and more.

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In 2004 Wilson-Hurd celebrated 100 years of service. Although we  may no longer make bag holders, we do take pride in the quality of our POP Displays, Nameplates, Electronics and Medical Devices that we are able to create for our customers, many of which have been with us for decades. If we have not yet had the pleasure of doing business with you, we welcome you to take a look around our website, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn, or even sign up for our E-Newsletter, to learn more about us and the things we are capable of. Who knows… maybe you’ll decide to stick with us for the next 100 years!

Wilson-Hurd is headquartered in Wausau, WI with additional facilities in Berlin, WI. For more information on our company and what we can do for you, give us a call at 800-950-5013, or visit our websites; www.wilsonhurd.com; www.wilsonhurdelectronics.com; www.wilsonhurdpop.com

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