HOUSTON – Watson Grinding & Manufacturing, Watson Valve Services Inc. announce participation in 2014 Toys for Tots Donation Drive and Fundraiser.

The donation drive event will take place December 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Watson Grinding & Manufacturing’s facility located at 4525 Gessner Rd. United States Marines are scheduled to be in attendance to collect the donated toys. Watson Companies 2014 goal is 200 Toys.

The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The recipients will be children of Toys for Tots Houston Northwest.


Watson Grinding & Mfg. is a full-scale machine shop offering a multitude of processes and solutions for our customers. We specialize in carbide and ceramic thermal spray coatings via High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) and Plasma Thermal Spray applications. The addition of a robotic thermal spray facility and an on-site ISO 17025:2005 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. In addition, we grind and mill exotic alloys, hard metals, and large parts as well as manufacture and service a wide variety of parts including shafts, valves, and rotating and pump components.

Watson Valve Services, Inc. specializes in the custom design, repair, and modification of severe service metal seated ball valves. Our product line is unique because we utilize over 50 years of experience and the proven coatings technology of our sister company, Watson Grinding & Manufacturing. Not only do we fabricate and manufacture the valve, we coat the internal components in-house at our robotic High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) & Plasma Thermal Spray Coatings facility.

Toys for Tots – The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. (Source: http://www.toysfortots.org/about_toys_for_tots/Default.aspx)

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