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Flow Waterjet Celebrates Grand Opening of World Class Waterjet Applications & Training Facility

By Marketwired News   

KENT, WA–(Marketwired – August 12, 2015) – Flow International Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines has announced the grand opening of the new Flow Waterjet Customer Technology Center in Kent, Washington. The Technology Center expands the customer training and application engineering lab at a new 14,000-square-foot facility. Flow hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

The 14,000 square-foot Customer Technology Center provides world-class waterjet training in two new classrooms. Each classroom is equipped with a waterjet lab to be used for training customers on maintenance, software, advanced applications and more. Alongside the training classrooms is a fully-equipped applications lab which includes each of Flow’s Mach series line of waterjet systems: Mach 2b, Mach 2c, Mach 3b, and Mach 4c.

Included in the grand opening ceremony was a ribbon cutting by John Force and Robert Hight of John Force Racing, tours of the new state-of-the-art facility, Tahoma High School robotics team robot demonstration, along with live waterjet cutting demonstrations on Flow’s complete line of waterjet systems. John Force Racing has been a partner of Flow since 2012, and Force continues to trust the company’s waterjet solutions to support his racing team.

In 2012 John Force Racing added a Flow Mach 4c waterjet for custom parts production to their 160,000 square foot Brownsburg, Indiana facility. Precision parts have been a critical component of this team’s success –18 time winners of NHRA Funny Car Championships and winning over 232 national events. They brought machining in-house to ensure quality control, speed up production, and maintain their competitive edge by designing and manufacturing proprietary components.

About John Force Racing

John Force Racing is a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag racing team with over 30 years of competition. The team has a total of 18 NHRA Funny Car championships and has won over 232 national events. Team drivers include John Force, his daughters Brittany Force and Courtney Force, as well as Robert Hight. John Force was selected as Driver of the Year for all of American motor racing in 1996 by a national panel of motorsports journalists, the first drag racer to receive this honor. In 2008, he was inducted into the Motor Sports Hall of Fame of America in Detroit, Michigan. John Force qualified for his first NHRA national event in 1978. He is a 16-time NHRA champion driver with 140 career victories. For more information, visit

About Flow International

Flow International Corporation is a global technology-based manufacturing company committed to providing a world class customer experience. The Company offers technological leadership and exceptional waterjet performance to a wide-ranging customer base, benefiting many cutting and surface preparation applications, delivering profitable waterjet solutions and dynamic business growth opportunities to our customers. For more information, visit

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Colleen Nunan
Media Relations
Flow International


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