The timing couldn't have been better. Wisconsin Central, a regional railroad located in Fond du Lac, WI, needed help in 1995 with its hvac system. Wisconsin Central received a direct mail piece from Rapid Engineering, Inc., (Grand Rapids, MI) detailing the success Rapid had with other railroad facilities in the United States. Wisconsin Central was interested so they contacted Rapid and a meeting was arranged.
Tom Butterfield, salesman for Temperature Equipment Company, the local Rapid sales agency, set up the meeting with Mike Wisneski, facilities supervisor.