Groundbreaking 2013 Valve Facility

HOUSTON – Watson Grinding & Manufacturing, Watson Valve Services Inc. announce the groundbreaking of a 19,000 square foot valve repair & manufacture facility. Soon the campus will span several city blocks and encompass more than 5 buildings with over 84,000 square feet total.

Watson Grinding & Mfg. is a full-scale machine shop, offering specialty carbide and ceramic thermal spray coatings via HVOF and Plasma application. We manufacture and service a wide variety of parts, including shafts, valves, rotating and pump components. Specifically, we specialize in turning and milling exotic alloys, hard metals and large parts. Strategic investments and technical innovations have consistently enhanced our capabilities. The addition of a robotic thermal spray facility and an on-site metallurgical laboratory in recent years have made us a leader in the precise application of thermal spray coatings, dramatically extending the service life of parts in highly corrosive or wear intensive environments. Our machined parts are used in a variety of severe service processes and in various applications.

Watson Valve Services specializes in the custom design, repair and modification of severe service ball valves. Our product line of severe service ball valves is unique because we utilize over 50 years of experience and proven coatings technology of our sister company, Watson Grinding & Manufacturing. Not only do we make the valve; we coat the ball, seats and other components in-house at our robotic HVOF & Plasma Thermal Spray Coatings facility. Our coatings are then tested and approved by our on-site metallurgical laboratory. We have extended the life of both Valves and Autoclave Agitator Blades in severe service processes. Our products have been proven in Autoclave Operations, Mining, Refining and Chemical plants world-wide. We are ISO 9001:2008.