PFlow Industries, Inc.
Since 1977, PFlow has been solely devoted to the design and manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC’s) material handling equipment, systems, and specials. As the VRC pioneer, PFlow has led the industry from the start.
6720 N. Teutonia Avenue Milwaukee, WI, 53209 USA
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Cerro Pachon, Chile (April 30, 2019) – LSST

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), under construction atop 8,737-foot El Peñón peak in northern Chile, is a partnership project of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of the LSST, scheduled to be fully operational in 2022. Installation of this telescope, and continued access for maintenance, is made possible by a custom vertical lift designed and manufactured by PFlow Industries. Watch the video to learn more.

Nationwide (April 2017) – ProMat

With a record number of exhibitors at ProMat 2017 in Chicago, PFlow would like to thank you for stopping by our booth. We’ll see you in Atlanta for the much anticipated MODEX 2018!


Nationwide (April 2017) – National Welding Month!

Welding at PFlowApril is National Welding Month – a time to think about all the ways that welding holds the world together! PFlow recognizes our entire team of top-notch welders who are committed to the safety and fabrication of our industry-leading VRC’s. PFlow defined the industry 40 years ago and has remained strong, thanks to our amazing employees.


Nationwide (March 22, 2017) – Thank you, IEN!

VRC SalesThank you, IEN, for sharing PFlow’s exciting milestone. Since defining the industry 40 years ago, PFlow has remained solely devoted to the VRC.

PFlow Sells 17,000th VRC


Milwaukee, WI (August 3, 2016) – Professional Engineers Day!

Today is Professional Engineers Day! PE licensure is the engineering profession’s highest standard of competency. At PFlow we recognize Mark Rhyner, Mark Webster, and Chris Stoll for this achievement.


Milwaukee, WI (June 24, 2016) – Congratulations, Mike Reilly!

Mike graduated from The Management Association’s course “Principles of Leadership Excellence”. Mike will use the skills acquired to become a more effective leader. This includes better communication, managing performance and aligning individual goals with PFlow’s company strategy.

Milwaukee, WI (June, 2016) – June is National Safety Month!

At PFlow, we strive to provide a safe place to work. Our goal is to return all of our employee’s home at the end of the day in the same condition that they came to work in.
Our commitment to safety lives in our Safety Mission Statement:

“PFlow is dedicated to developing a safety culture in which employees care enough about each other and themselves to commit to conducting our business injury free.”

As part of our commitment to safety we recently conducted a Safety Slogan contest. Derek Schaller, one of our Cartveyor assemblers came up with the winning slogan of “PFlow Safety, Built to Last!” For his creativity and contribution he won a $100 gift certificate. Way to go Derek!

All employees are part of the Safety team! PFlow recognizes the following employees that go above and beyond as part of the Safety Committee: John Daleke (Maintenance), Angela Bertoni (Inside Sales), Diana Kuemmerlein (HR), Dave Butts (Engineering), John Evanow, Bob Nolin, Frank Pleester, Charles Walker and Jeff Wirt (Operations). The Safety Committee is directed by our President Ted Ruehl, VP of Operations Tom Sowinski, and VP of Sales Dan Walters.

Milwaukee, WI (June 3, 2016) – Van Alstyne Hired as Applications Engineering Manager

PFlow welcomes Randy Van Alstyne as the newest PFlow team member. Randy is devoted to becoming a product and application expert for standard products and options of the PFlow VRC lines. He will also develop and maintain the application engineering department documentation. “I am excited about the opportunity to use my industry experience to continue the development of tools used by the PFlow Application Engineering and Sales teams.”

Randy has over 30 years of design, application, and manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and management experience with several Wisconsin manufacturers.

Randy earned a BSME from UW-Platteville and is married with five grown children. He currently lives in Menomonee Falls and enjoys playing softball, bike riding, swimming and DIY home projects.

Milwaukee, WI (May 18, 2016) – PFlow Takes Second at the Governor’s New Product Awards

Governor's New Product AwardsThe Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE) hosted the annual “Governor’s New Product Awards & Ceremony” at MSOE’s Todd Wehr Conference Center. Products are judged by WSPE based on the benefits that come from research and engineering.

PFlow took second in the Medium Company category for the innovation of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Mark Webster and Mike Reilly accepted on PFlow’s behalf. Also representing PFlow at the awards banquet was Chris Stoll, Gene Barth and Mark Rhyner. Congratulations, team!