Dept. of Commerce: Toman Tool receives Commerce training funds

Contact: Tony Hozeny, 608/267-9661 or Susan Noble, Executive Director
Vernon Economic Development Association
608-637-5396 or

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced that Toman Tool Corporation, Viroqua has been awarded $5,000 from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) through the Business Employees’ Skills Training (BEST) program to provide training in Lean Manufacturing and Cellular Flow through the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC) housed at UW-Stout.

“Through my Grow Wisconsin plan, we are working to foster entrepreneurial growth – helping to turn great ideas into viable, job-creating businesses,” Governor Doyle said. “These grants will help entrepreneurs and small businesses obtain professional business plans that will help get their ideas to market.”

Anthony Rubasch Sr., owner of Toman Tool, said “We appreciate the support from the Department of Commerce and the assistance from Western Technical College and Vernon Economic Development Association to make this happen. The funding will help move us to a higher skilled workforce that will increase production of our manufactured equipment and goods, and accomplish better output times.”

The company was started by brothers Anthony and Rich Rubasch in the small town of Towerville in 1989. Today, it has grown to a 12,000 square foot building in the Viroqua Industrial Park. Check out their website at

Toman Tool Corporation is an innovative, full service manufacturer of high quality, affordably priced thermal and ultrasonic assembly machines, accessories and supplies designed to meet the thermoplastic assembly needs of the plastic product engineering industry. Toman Tool also manufactures horns and fixtures for all brands of 15 kHz, 20 kHz, and 40 kHz ultrasonic welders. They are recognized for their ultrasonic accessories that make applications more productive. Toman’s design engineers are also highly qualified in the field of thermal and ultrasonics assembly and develop solutions to plastic assembly problems.