Why Choose AWI?

With our wide range of drains and other products, ability to customize, and attention to customer experience, AWI proudly leads the commercial drain industry. Our customers in the dairy industry have depended on us for over 50 years. 

Connect with us and receive a personalized quote. We look forward to discussing your stainless steel dairy equipment needs with you.

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Certified for Excellence 

We meet and exceed industry standards. AWI’s products are ISO 9001:2015 Certified and USDA-approved.

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Thoughtful Design

Our team of engineers build sanitary and corrosive-resistant T-304 or T-316 stainless steel equipment that is NSF Certified and meets 3A SSI Standards.

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Years of Experience 

We have extensive dairy industry knowledge and experience in our 50+ years in business.

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Made in the U.S.A.

From design to manufacturing, our highly skilled team members take pride in the equipment we produce in our Winsted, MN facility.

Efficient Drainage Systems and Manufacturing for the Dairy Industry

We offer a complete line of floor, trench, and slot drain systems, round raised bridge balance tanks, and more. Click on a product below to explore how your dairy business can benefit.

From Our Clients:

We have been working with AWI for almost 15 years. Over that time, they have become our closest and most reliable vendor. They have an uncanny ability to understand and meet our ever-evolving requirements. I am proud to state that AWI is a true partner and an undeniable factor in the ongoing success of our business.

– Valued AWI Customer

Keeping Dairy Facilities Safe

We’re not just here to sell you a part. We’re your partner, ready to walk with you through your journey from design to installation, manufacturing to bottling, cleaning to replacement, and everything in between.

Supplying Dependable and Sanitary Drainage Solutions

Your machinery comes into contact with milk every day as it filters and sterilizes your dairy products, making it imperative that your stainless steel dairy processing equipment be sanitary, corrosive-resistant, and easy to clean. Sanitation is equally important to us. AWI’s products are NSF Certified and meet 3A SSI Standards, and we only build with T-304 or T-316 stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance and easy maintenance.

Preserving Your Product With Stainless Steel Tanks

Your products are USDA-approved, and you can rest easy knowing our equipment is, too. We craft our round raised bridge balance tanks with adjustable ball feet, a 7-inch inspection port, 3⁄4-inch radius corners, and the workhorse #4 finish for easy maintenance. We also offer stainless steel storage tanks and fabricated CIP (clean-in-place) tanks with customizable material, size, and finish.

Have Questions? We Can Help

Here are a few questions we’re often asked about our products. If you have further questions, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Where can I find your drain specs?

Our floor drain brochure lists our drain specs and the features and options for our floor, trench, and slot drain systems.

Do your stainless steel tanks meet 3A sanitary standards?

Yes, we aim to meet and exceed 3A sanitary requirements. We fabricate tanks to meet your design specifications, including features such as polished welds, removable locking position covers, a large inspection port and cover, and #4 finish. We also build customizable CIP (clean-in-place) systems for convenience and process streamlining.

What if your standard size doesn’t fit?

We can modify many of our products to work in your facility. Our engineers and experienced team members can turn your custom order around quickly, ensuring the uninterrupted operation of your dairy production floor.

Why is stainless steel used for dairy and food processing?

Stainless steel is today’s industry standard, and there are different types of stainless steel with various uses and features. AWI uses T-304 and T-316, which contain enough chromium to make them resistant to corrosion and bacteria—the perfect material for dairy equipment.

Do you have the accessories I need for my drains?

Yes, we stock a full line of floor, floor sink, trench, slot, and hub drain systems with the necessary accessories—p-traps, cleanouts, strainer baskets, covers, catch basins, laterals, and replacement parts. Our product experts can help you assess your needs and determine the best solutions for your dairy application.