Watlow® Celebrates Ground Breaking of New Advanced Technology Center
2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, is pleased to announce that local team members joined together on Friday, February 20 to celebrate the ground breaking of its new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at its location in Maryland Heights, MO. The project will add 30,000 square feet of new construction and renovate 56,000 square feet.
Chairman, CEO and President Peter Desloge kicked off the ceremony by speaking about the impact the ATC will have on all Watlow stakeholders, including team members, customers, shareholders and the community. “The ATC is envisioned to be more than just a building where Watlow team members will work each day,” said Desloge. “The facility will serve as a showcase for our company’s technology legacy and vision for the future. The ATC will provide team members a state-of-the-art environment that will enable them to use their passion, creativity and skills to develop industry-leading solutions intended to improve the everyday lives of people around the globe.”
Ground-breaking ceremony participants included Watlow management, team members with 25-years or more of service, the building steering committee and the company’s business partners including BSI Constructors, Gray Design Group, Northstar Management Company and Wells Fargo. The ceremony was followed by a catered lunch for all team members.
Steve Desloge, Watlow’s chief financial officer, said, “Watlow’s ATC is vital to our company’s continued growth and achievement of our strategic objectives. The ATC will provide a facility and environment that will facilitate the collaboration of talent across the Watlow enterprise, as well as with customers and suppliers. Watlow’s ATC is envisioned to be a beautiful and inspiring work environment for a St. Louis-based, global company to grow and adapt.”
Watlow designs and manufactures industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controllers and supporting software as well as assemblies – all of the components of a thermal system. The company partners with its customers to optimize thermal performance, decrease design time and improve efficiency of their products and applications.
Watlow brings its experience to numerous industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.
Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 415 patents and employs 2,000 employees working in nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow also has sales offices in 16 countries around the world. The company continues to grow, while the commitment remains the same – to provide its customers with superior products and services for their individual needs.
For additional information call your nearest Watlow representative:
Phone: 1+ (800) WATLOW2, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-6814