NLB Corporation is a global innovator recognized around the world as the leader in water jet productivity. NLB was acquired by global industrial titan, Interpump Group S.p.A. in 2007, and under the leadership of NLB President and CEO, Drew Waltenbaugh, has continued to firmly hold that position while expanding its reach into new and existing water jetting applications.
More Proven Solutions
When NLB application engineers and management go to work on your problem, they bring to the table a combined 500 years of water jetting experience. NLB designs and manufactures the industry’s most comprehensive line of pump units and accessories (up to 40,000 psi, or 2,800 bar), helping contractors and industrial customers do all sorts of projects faster. Some of the most common are product removal, surface preparation, pavement marking and rubber removal, tube and pipe cleaning, tank cleaning, tube bundle cleaning, concrete hydrodemolition, and pipe cutting.
Productivity in such diverse applications demands innovative solutions, and many of NLB’s have been awarded patents and/or become industry standards. Examples:
- SpinJet™ rotating water jets
- Spin-Nozzle® rotating heads
- StarJet® highway and runway systems
- HydroPrep surface preparation systems
- Concrete Buster® hydrodemolition robot
Total Customer Commitment
These and other innovative approaches were all developed by NLB engineers and manufactured by NLB craftsmen, using the latest equipment and quality processes. Our 125,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Wixom, Mich. is also home to an ongoing R&D program, central parts inventory, and factory-trained service (always on call). Parts, service, rentals, and training are also available at strategically-located regional branches around the U.S. and recently, expanding with a sales and service branch in Poland.
Born in company founder Forrest Shook’s Flint, Mich. garage in 1971, NLB Corp. developed into one of the world’s leading water jetting manufacturing companies. During Mr. Shook’s company presidency, he was recognized for his contribution to the water jetting industry and company leadership with notable awards, including:
- Forrest Shook was a founding member of the Water Jet Technology Association (WJTA).
- Mr. Shook was awarded the WJTA’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award, in 2007.
- Mr. Shook was named Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine in 1991.