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Fredrick P. Manske, with his father Patrick Manske, founded Manske Machinery, Inc. in 1989. For the past 26 years, Fredrick has been involved in new and used Machine Tool sales beginning in the State of Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula, and later expanding to include Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and nationwide for used machinery sales.
Growing up in New Berlin, Wisconsin with five siblings, Fredrick’s aptitude for entrepreneurship and acumen for things mechanical was apparent early. Ambition and a strong work ethic were also apparent, and like all the Manske children, he was working after school, weekends, and summer vacations. At the age of thirteen for the following 3 years, Fredrick had a Lawn and Snow removal service with all commercial accounts solicited from local businesses. He organized his labor force by recruiting his brothers and sister for shoveling duties. Also, for a small fee, he repaired lawn movers for neighbors from the family garage.
Fredrick graduated from New Berlin West High School where his strong interest in manufacturing equipment began. In high school, he enrolled and excelled in all Machine Shop classes offered. In his senior year of high school, he began working towards a Marketing Degree by attending WCTC College in Waukesha Wisconsin, which he successfully obtained.
During the high school and college years Fredrick began working in the families apartment businesses, skillfully providing maintenance, and efficiently meeting deadlines on the set up of vacant units for re-rental purposes, for an Uncle and his father.
Immediately upon his completion of WCTC Marketing degree, for the next 7 years Fredrick began to work as a Junior Sales executive, selling capital equipment for JJM Machine, Inc. owned by yet another Uncle. At the age of 22 he was introduced to Toshiba Machinery, which began fortunous business, and rewarding personal relationships that to this day continue and grow.