Watlow opened a manufacturing facility in Houston, to manufacture WATCONNECT, the company’s new line of control panels. The pre-engineered thermal products are designed to provide a complete thermal system.

Watlow is currently offering small and medium-sized, hazardous and nonhazardous panels from the Houston facility. It expects to add extra-small, large and extra-large in 2017. Thermal skidded systems also will be manufactured in the facility next year.

 “Our Texas location is ideal for Watlow due to its proximity to strategic customers at the epicenter of the American energy industry,” said Jeff McClanahan, senior business executive of the Houston facility. “The Houston facility is also conveniently located near key export routes, allowing Watlow to offer WATCONNECT panels and systems globally.”