Business Through the Decades (1958 – Present Day)
Oct 16, 2023

Business Through the Decades (1958 – Present Day)

When Baisch emerged as a new business in the 1950s, the office world was seeing large transformations. Women had surged into the workforce and office layouts were rows of desks. Manual typewriters and adding machines were newer technology. The 1960s saw offices where drinking and smoking were common and a “three martini lunch” wasn’t unheard […]

The Evolution of Engineering Drawings
Sep 15, 2023

The Evolution of Engineering Drawings

When Baisch opened in 1958, engineering drawings were completed manually on paper, vellum, mylar or another substance. They were drawn using pencils, pens, rulers, T-squares, erasers and a host of other tools. Drawings were done on drafting boards or tables. Imagine the amount of office space required for every engineer to have a drafting table […]

Team Spirit
Aug 14, 2023

Team Spirit

As Baisch continues our 65th anniversary celebration this year, it was only fitting we enjoyed a night at the Timber Rattlers stadium. While this is an annual event for Baisch, this year we provided 65th anniversary t-shirts for everyone! This event also includes our team member’s families. It is a fun event filled with food […]

The Progression of Pay Day
Jul 10, 2023

The Progression of Pay Day

The world has changed drastically in the last 65 years. Items such as Cocoa Krispies, Diet Rite, Goldfish, the Hula Hoop, JIF Peanut Butter and Mr. Clean were introduced in 1958, the same year Baisch Engineering opened. Some practices from years ago seem crazy in today’s world. Smoking in the office was permitted and no […]

La-La-La-Lambeau
May 31, 2023

La-La-La-Lambeau

If you’ve been following along, you know this year we are celebrating our 65th anniversary. This is certainly a momentous occasion. We came together as a team at the historic Lambeau Field’s Hall of Fame to commemorate the event. The Packers franchise began in 1919, so while it is 39 years older than Baisch, it’s […]

Calculators, Angles and Coordinates, Oh My!
May 16, 2023

Calculators, Angles and Coordinates, Oh My!

The tools used daily by engineers have certainly changed over time. At one time, engineers used “Addiator” type calculators, a mechanical add/subtract personal calculator, to add feet, inches and fractions to documents. Versions of the Addiator were produced between 1920 and 1982 and were composed of metal sliders inside a metal envelope, manipulated by a […]

Evolution of Engineering in My Career
Apr 7, 2023

Evolution of Engineering in My Career

By: Kurt Kloehn – Retired Baisch President   What changed the most in my career at Baisch is the execution, production and distribution of engineering documents, and the related design systems. When I worked during high school and summers during college (1974-1979), all engineering documents were hand drawn and blueprints were made one by one […]

Sharpen Your Pencils
Mar 9, 2023

Sharpen Your Pencils

According to Pencils.com, the modern pencil was first mass-produced in 1662. The history of the pencil spans centuries of improvements including the move to graphite, encasing the lead in wood and more. While Baisch’s 65th anniversary certainly doesn’t date back THAT far, pencils were (and still are) an important part of the engineering world. The […]

How Do We Measure?
Feb 14, 2023

How Do We Measure?

Our 65th anniversary celebration continues with more fun facts about the changes in the industry of engineering. A tape measure was a must have on a job site. Jobs required a crew to visit a job site (field work) to measure, survey and document the existing conditions of the project. Measurements obviously had to be […]

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