This has been a pretty special year for Whip Mix and its customers. The company turned 100 year’s old! The year has seen lots of parties, ceremonies, celebrations, and bourbon toasts at our trade shows, and it’s been a lot of fun, but mostly, it’s been a year full of pride.
How many companies can claim a spot at the centennial table? If you Google it, you’ll find that only .00897 percent of U.S. firms are over 100 years old! Whip Mix is certainly proud to be counted among that very small number.
It all started in 1919 when four Steinbock brothers—Edmund Sr., Clarence, Leo and Urban—introduced a groundbreaking casting system to the marketplace. It consisted of a refractory investment, burnout oven, air pressure casting machine and an egg beater-style spatulator that whipped and mixed better than any other product on the market, thus the company name!
The company has been privately held by the Steinbock family ever since. It's actually a very interesting story, even if you’re not a family member. Would you like to find out more? You can. Just click on any of the links below to read articles that were published about Whip Mix throughout this year. We hope you enjoy learning about a company you have probably known for most – or all –of your life in the dental industry.
Louisville Business First
There’s a Louisville company with a new innovation regarded as a game-changer in the dental-supplies business. It’s a mix of chemistry, mechanical engineering and digital science that will produce 3-D scans and resins for the industry’s various oral appliances.
“Game-changer!” Pretty lofty declaration. Clearly another breakthrough by a tech startup run by a bunch of STEM hotshots using investors’ seed money to follow their generational mandate: The only way to put things together in a new way is to first break up the old ways. Isn’t the 21st century wonderful?
Lab Management Today
According to U.S. census data, less than one-half of one percent of companies stay in business for 100 years; those that stay the course for a century should truly celebrate! It’s in that spirit that Whip Mix Corp. kicks off its centennial year.
Inside Dental Technology
Whip Mix Corporation is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Inside Dental Technology spoke to Whip Mix President Jim Myers about what has changed and what has stayed the same in that time, and how Whip Mix has remained a leader in the industry through it all.
Journal of Dental Technology
Whip Mix, like the rest of the dental industry, has been challenged by the rapid rate of change both in technology and in dentistry. In reflecting on our 100th year in business, we find many reasons to celebrate, but it is the changes we have made in the last 20 years that have proved to be the most significant to prepare for the future. A brief overview of our first 80 years sets the stage.