Jetstream of Houston, manufacturer of high-quality waterblasters, parts and accessories, has announced the relocation of its headquarters and manufacturing to larger facilities in Houston. The move to the new 42,000 square-foot facility was mandated by business growth and the need for upgraded and larger manufacturing space. Located at 5905 Thomas Road in Houston, Jetstream’s new headquarters is approximately four miles west of their previous 23,000 square-foot facility, which the company occupied since 1985.
"Our commitment to providing world-class service to our expanding customer base has forced us to seek larger, more modern and more cost-efficient office and manufacturing space that better fits our business model,” said Bill Krupowicz, Vice President and General Manager of Jetstream. “The move to our new facility is in direct response to our customers’ need for faster lead times. We now have the room needed to improve our workflow and inventory management, and to add capacity for future growth.”
Krupowicz said the company considered several factors during the selection process for the new location, including proximity to their previous facility for retention of their current workforce, the availability of business services and better access to the Sam Houston Tollway, a main artery around the city of Houston.
“We have an unmatched pool of skilled talent here at Jetstream, so it was important for us to stay within the general Houston area,” Krupowicz said. “Our new facility is about a half-mile away from the tollway, so it’s also much more convenient for our customers for will-call parts pick-up.”
Krupowicz said the new facility increases Jetstream’s internal capabilities, while reducing lead time requirements. “With the additional space we now have, we’ll be able to produce rigid tube cleaning lances up to 35 feet in length in-house,” he said. “Customers will also benefit from our new training space and a 1,000 square-foot product display area.”
According to Krupowicz, the new Jetstream facility also features a more productive yard environment for truck pick-ups/deliveries and loading units on flatbeds for shipments. “We installed a new 10-ton overhead crane which will provide a more efficient process for moving equipment,” he said. For reduced utility bills, the manufacturing plant features passive lighting and an advanced climate-control approach.
Jetstream of Houston, LLP (waterblast.com), a division of Federal Signal Corporation’s Environmental Solutions Group, manufactures industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment operated at pressures up to 40,000 psi for a wide range of applications, including industrial cleaning and surface preparation. Product offerings include a complete line of skid- and trailer-mounted pump units, control guns, valves, hoses, replacement parts and nozzles.
About Federal Signal Corporation
Federal Signal Corporation is a leader in advancing security and well-being for communities and workplaces around the world. The company designs and manufactures a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and airport customers. Federal Signal's portfolio of trusted, high-priority products include Bronto aerial devices, Elgin and Ravo street sweepers, Federal Signal safety and security systems, Guzzler industrial vacuums, Jetstream waterblasters and Vactor sewer cleaners and vacuum excavators. Federal Signal was founded in 1901 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.