Watson Grinding » News & Press http://www.watsongrinding.com Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:17:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 KELLY WATSON RECEIVES VMA SERVICE AWARD http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/kelly-watson-receives-vma-service-award/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/kelly-watson-receives-vma-service-award/#comments Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:17:13 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2116 KELLY WATSON RECEIVES VMA SERVICE AWARD

HOUSTON – Kelly Watson, President of Watson Grinding & Manufacturing, received a 2017 Service Award from the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) during its annual meeting.

The VMA Service Award is given to leaders from the membership, end-users, the trade press and others who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the industry and the Association.

“Kelly Watson has been an integral part of our Communications Committee. This past year, serving as chair, she was instrumental in moving our Career Initiative into the forefront and will continue to have a major role in seeing it move even further along. Yesterday she updated our attendees about the many activities of the Communications Committee. Kelly, thank you for all of your service to the VMA as well as your company’s continuing support through sponsorships,” says Jim White, Chairman of VMA.

“I am honored and humbled by this, and look forward to the future in this awesome industry! Because in Valve Careers the opportunities are limitless.” says Kelly Watson.


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VMA RELEASES NEW VALVE CAREERS VIDEO http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/vma-releases-new-valve-careers-video/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/vma-releases-new-valve-careers-video/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:39:53 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2108 HOUSTON – The Valve Manufacturers Association of America released its new Valve Careers video. The Valve Careers initiative was created by the VMA in an effort to educate and inform high school and college-aged people about careers in the industrial valve industry, and also to connect VMA/VRC members to the next generation of workers.

The video was shot, in part, at the Watson Valve and Watson Grinning facilities in Houston Texas, and features professionals from both companies. United Valve of Houston is also featured in the video.

For more on Valve Careers Initiative, click here.
To view the video, click here.


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WATSON GRINDING ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-announces-new-president/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-announces-new-president/#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:12:40 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2098 WATSON GRINDING ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT

HOUSTON – Watson Grinding and Manufacturing announces Robert “Bob” White as its new President. The current President, John M. Watson, will remain as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Bob spent over 39 years in executive management for Watson Grinding and Manufacturing; and led the initiative to gain ISO 17025:2005 accreditation for the Watson Coatings Laboratory, a division of Watson Grinding & Manufacturing. Such accreditation is used by testing and calibration laboratories that produce testing and calibration results.

“Bob has done an outstanding job over the years; and I believe the company is in great hands with Bob leading our highly talented team and third generation leadership,” says, John M. Watson.


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WATSON GRINDING THIRD GENERATION FEATURED IN VALVE MAGAZINE http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-third-generation-featured-in-valve-magazine/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-third-generation-featured-in-valve-magazine/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:33:25 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2085 Check us out in VALVE Magazine!

3rd Gen Leadership


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THIRD GENERATION GAINS STAKE IN COMPANIES http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/third-generation-gains-stake-in-companies/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/third-generation-gains-stake-in-companies/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:27:42 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2081 THIRD GENERATION GAINS STAKE IN COMPANIES

HOUSTON – Watson Grinding & Manufacturing, Watson Valve Services Inc. announce Kelly L. Watson gains stake in companies’ future. Kelly is the second of two 3rd generation family-member shareholders, preceded by her cousin, and future partner, Jason White.

Watson Grinding was founded as a small specialty grinding shop in 1960 by James L. Watson. Over the years, the company grew to include a full-scale machine shop and to offer specialty thermal spray coatings. James Watson was instrumentally involved in the development of High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coatings in the early 1980’s.

Watson Grinding has always been a family business, and today the company is owned and operated by the founder’s son, John Watson; son-in-law, Bob White; grandson, Jason White; and now, granddaughter, Kelly Watson.


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WATSON GRINDING 55TH ANNIVERSARY NEWS FEATURED IN THE VALVE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAS http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-55th-anniversary-news-featured-in-the-valve-manufacturers-association-of-americas/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-55th-anniversary-news-featured-in-the-valve-manufacturers-association-of-americas/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:55:54 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2054 Watson Grinding & Mfg. 55th Anniversary news was featured on the Valve Manufacturers Association of America’s website.  Read the article online.

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WATSON GRINDING 55TH ANNIVERSARY IN VALVE MAGAZINE http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-55th-anniversary-in-valve-magazine/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-55th-anniversary-in-valve-magazine/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:48:14 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2050 Watson Grinding & Mfg. 55th Anniversary was featured in VALVE Magazine, the official publication of the Valve Manufacturers Association of America.  Read the article online.

55 years Watson

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WATSON GRINDING 55TH ANNIVERSARY FEATURED IN SPRAYTIME MAGAZINE http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-55th-anniversary-featured-in-spraytime-magazine/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-55th-anniversary-featured-in-spraytime-magazine/#comments Fri, 26 Feb 2016 21:26:08 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2045 Watson Grinding & Mfg. 55th Anniversary was featured in Spraytime Magazine, the official publication of the International Thermal Spray Association Fourth Quarter 2015 Vol. 22.


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WATSON GRINDING 55TH ANNIVERARY FEATURED IN VALVE WORLD AMERICAS MAGAZINE http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-featured-in-valve-world-americas-magazine/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/watson-grinding-featured-in-valve-world-americas-magazine/#comments Fri, 26 Feb 2016 21:19:58 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2038 Watson Grinding & Mfg. 55th Anniversary was featured in Valve World Americas Print Edition (Pg 12) Issue #10 – 2015.

VWE Magazine

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NAM: “I AM A MANUFACTURING VOTER” http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/nam-i-am-a-manufacturing-voter/ http://www.watsongrinding.com/news/nam-i-am-a-manufacturing-voter/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:14:14 +0000 http://www.watsongrinding.com/?p=2030 Visit the NAM National Association of Manufacturers’ Voter Information Portal where you can Register to Vote, Learn About Your Legislature and more!


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