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Tranzonic Companies hires Abelt as production supervisor

May 13, 2021

Joshua Abelt
The Tranzonic Companies

The Tranzonic Companies has hired Joshua Abelt as second shift production supervisor for the national manufacturing firm’s West Knoxville facility.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, The Tranzonic Companies was founded in 1921 and manufactures and distributes wiping cloths, personal hygiene products, textiles, washroom supplies and accessories, wiping and cleaning supplies, and safety products. The growing company is hiring, and job seekers can learn more and apply online at

Abelt is responsible for overseeing production flow and quality standards, managing team members and ensuring all safety rules and practices are followed.

“Josh has a strong background in management and production,” said Brian Rhoades, executive vice president of operations for Tranzonic. “His desire to grow in his career combined with his experience make him a great fit for Tranzonic, and we welcome him to our Knoxville team.”

Abelt previously served as shipping traffic manager and production supervisor at Fred Usinger Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has worked as a security officer, mechanic and supervisor, including as a member of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve. He holds certificates of completion from the Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCO) in Fort Drum, New York, and from Milwaukee Area Technical College’s (MATC) law enforcement basic training academy. He also studied criminal justice at MATC.

Abelt is certified as a first responder in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) and as a forklift driver and trainer.

He recently relocated from Milwaukee and resides in Kodak, Tennessee.

About The Tranzonic Companies

The Tranzonic Companies, a national firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, has been in business since 1921. Core products include wiping cloths, personal hygiene, textiles, washroom supplies and accessories, wiping and cleaning supplies, and safety products. The Knoxville location is the largest manufacturing and distribution facility for The Tranzonic Companies. For more information, visit