The W.M. Sprinkman name has been synonymous with tank manufacturing since our founding eight decades ago.
True to founder Walter Mendenhall Sprinkman’s vision, we’re still a family-owned company providing high-quality stainless steel process systems and tanks to the sanitary food and beverage markets. We specialize in engineering, building, installing and servicing the total process systems that keep our customers – dairy processors, food and beverage processors, and craft brewers throughout North America – running efficient and profitable operations.
With more than 90 employees working from our two facilities in Franksville and Elroy, Wisconsin, we're big enough to handle any job you have while still being small enough to care about getting it done right – according to your specs, on time and within your budget.
Significant growth over the years …
Our story starts in 1929 Milwaukee, when an enterprising young inventor, W.M. Sprinkman, patented two stainless steel filters. Building a steady business, he opened a Chicago office in 1960, the same year his son, Robert (Bob), joined the company. Sprinkman experienced a growth spurt in the 80’s, acquiring Chicago-based Illinois Creamery Supply in 1982 and Waterloo, Iowabased Midwest Food Supply Co. just six years later. In 1994, the company consolidated our Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois offices under one roof in Franksville, Wisconsin, where we're headquartered today. We fortified our manufacturing operations in 2000 with the acquisition of Winchell Welding and Manufacturing based in Elroy, Wisconsin.
… But we remain small enough to care
Today Bob serves as President while Brian, his son and Walter’s grandson, serves as Executive Vice President. Both remain committed to keeping the Sprinkman name synonymous with high-quality stainless steel process systems and tanks.
Sprinkman's Corporate Headquarters in Franksville, Wisconsin