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December 5, 2017

New Joa European Technology Team

Located in Mayen, Germany, the Joa European Technology Team serves customers in the European Region. The Joa European Technology Team supports both JOA and BIKOMA machines and future projects from its Mayen location for the European market.

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October 19, 2017

Actions Against US6994761 & EP1355604

The claims in EP1355604 and US6994761 are taught in at least the prior art of US4842596 (Kielpikowski) and EP685586A2 (Coslett). Curt G. Joa, Inc. initiated actions based on these and other references.

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May 24, 2017

JOA Revokes Fameccanica Patent

Today, the High Court in London, England ordered to revoke the UK designation of the Fameccanica.Data SpA patent EP1355604. The patent relates to a diaper including side panels constructed from stretchable trilaminate materials made breathable by the use of ultrasonic bonding and to a method of making that trilaminate.

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July 5, 2016

JOA Machinist in the Spotlight

As part of a collaboration between INSPIRE Sheboygan County and Curt G. Joa, Inc., machinist apprentice John Boeckmann was recently featured in a news article about his career journey.

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May 13, 2016

Curt G. Joa, Inc. Awards First Annual Engineering Scholarships

Scholarship4 Last night, Curt G. Joa, Inc. awarded the first of two engineering scholarships made available to Sheboygan County seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering. The $2,500 scholarship includes a paid internship at Curt G. Joa, Inc. following the completion of the student’s freshman year of college.

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May 5, 2016

Curt G. Joa, Inc. Introduces New Product Line

Later this month, Curt G. Joa, Inc. will ship its first J7I-AP adult pant production machine. The new J7I-AP utilizes the industry-leading technology from the current J8T-AP machine available in full metric, with lower speeds and an economical footprint.

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April 25, 2016

Curt G. Joa, Inc. Files Inter Partes Review against Fameccanica Data SpA

Sheboygan Falls, WI (April 26, 2016) – Earlier this month Curt G. Joa, Inc. filed an inter partes review proceeding against Fameccanica Data, SpA to invalidate a patent owned by Fameccanica. The case, filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board asserts invalidity of United States Patent No. 6,994,761, entitled “Disposable Absorbent Garment such as a diaper or training pants and a process of making the same.” This proceeding follows another attack on Fameccanica’s European Patent (UK) no 1355604 with the same title.

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April 21, 2016

Curt G. Joa, Inc. Continues Tradition of Protecting Patent Rights

Sheboygan Falls, WI (April 21, 2016) – Curt G. Joa, Inc. filed and served a lawsuit against Fameccanica Data, SpA to invalidate a patent owned by Fameccanica. The case, filed in the United Kingdom High Court of Justice Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (Case No. IP – 2015 – 000205) alleges invalidity of European Patent (UK) number 1355604 entitled “Disposable Absorbent Garment such as a diaper or training pants and a process of making the same.”

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March 8, 2016

Joa Wins 2015 Safety Award

On February 25, the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce honored Curt G. Joa, Inc. as the area's safety leader during its annual Chamber Champions Gala.

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November 30, 2015

Joa Employee Shares His Career Journey

As part of a collaboration between Sheboygan Press Media and INSPIRE Sheboygan County, Electrical Engineering Project Leader Steve Oplatek shared his life and career experiences in the field of engineering.

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October 28, 2015

Joa-Sponsored Engineering Scholarships Now Available

Curt G. Joa, Inc. will award two $2,500 scholarships to area high school seniors pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. One scholarship will be awarded for each field of study. Scholarship recipients will also be offered a summer internship with Joa in their chosen field.

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October 12, 2015

Joa Top Local Business for Health & Fitness Day

Curt G. Joa, Inc. once again was the top area business for participation in Sheboygan County's National Employee Health & Fitness Day. This is the ninth straight year that Joa was the top participating business in the Large Size Employer Category (251-499).

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October 7, 2015

Joa Employee Featured in Wisconsin STEM Pathways Magazine

Wisconsin STEM Pathways, a publication of Wisconsin Project Lead The Way, recently featured an article on Brittni Peterson, Joa's Product and Material Specialist.

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September 9, 2015

Joa Wins NEW Manufacturing Award

The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance recently announced its Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Award winners, and on October 21, Curt G. Joa, Inc. will be one of six Wisconsin companies officially honored at an annual awards dinner.

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May 22, 2015

Spotlight on Joa in Insight On Manufacturing Magazine

Joa employees Troy Pagel and Eric Burgard featured as Insight On Manufacturing highlights Joa's focus on youth apprenticeships and internships.

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April 22, 2015

Joa-Sponsored Robotics Team Places Second at Regional Competition

RoboRiot 3418, a robotics team of local high school students that includes three student employees from Joa, placed second at the state’s regional competition held on...

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February 27, 2015

Wisconsin Career and Technical Education Month

As one of the area leaders in youth apprenticeship programs, Curt G. Joa, Inc. continually looks to provide youth apprenticeship opportunities to local high school students, before transitioning them into an adult apprenticeship with the company.

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February 12, 2015

Joa Wins LTC's Top Tech Award

On February 4, Curt G. Joa, Inc. received Lakeshore Technical College’s Top Tech Award for promoting career and technical education in Sheboygan County.

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January 28, 2015

Spencer Thiel Named Manufacturing All Star

Joa employee named 2014 NEW Manufacturing Alliance All Star.

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January 8, 2015

Bikoma, a Curt G. Joa Inc. Company, Ramps up World-Wide Growth

To accommodate rapid growth, some recent changes have been implemented. Personnel in both management and the general workforce have been and will continue to be...

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December 1, 2014

Now Hiring

We’re currently looking to fill positions like engineering, machining and much more.

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October 2, 2014

Curt G. Joa Inc. Helps to Create a Skilled Workforce in Wisconsin

Responding to the need of skilled workers in the area, Curt G. Joa Inc. contributed to the creation of Lakeshore Technical College’s new state-of-the-art training facility, which was unveiled Wednesday.

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