WAUKESHA —The creative process
of developing products for Hydro-Thermal will now be conducted in
Hydro-Thermal announced Monday
it recently signed a lease for an office space at 330 W. Broadway.
“This innovative, collaborative
workspace, nicknamed the Intellective by Hydro-Thermal staff, will
be utilized in developing new Hydro-Thermal products and processes.
The goal for this space is to foster growth, develop new
opportunities, and compete in today’s manufacturing space through
innovation,” according to the announcement.
The plan is to have the
workspace in the 1,400-square-foot building to be in use next month
and it will have an open concept layout.
“The urban setting, nestled in
with many restaurants and professional offices, offers a striking
change to the company’s current, more traditional headquarters
located near the Waukesha County Airport,” according to the
announcement. “The soaring 16-foot ceilings and lack of any type of
cubicle structure encourages the flow of energy throughout. The
space will accommodate 10 staff and/or contractors and also features
a spacious, modern, conference room designated for group
The first group to occupy the
new space will be the craft beer system product development team.
“It’s exciting to know I will be
part of the first of many projects housed here, but most of the
excitement comes from knowing our company is truly investing in and
becoming more innovative,” said James Ober, project manager for the
The expansion to downtown
Waukesha is the fourth for Hydro-Thermal since the 1995 move to the
current headquarters at 407 Pilot Court in Waukesha. Its original
location was on 70th and State Street in Wauwatosa. Hydro-Thermal’s
initial expansion in 2012 increased its headquarters by 10,000
square feet, for a total of 36,000 square feet. In 2015
Hydro-Thermal added a second facility down the street from its
headquarters. The 16,000-square foot space, located at 407 Pilot
Court, houses 12,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 15
offices. In 2016 a second expansion to the 407 building occurred,
adding 5,000 square feet with 20 work spaces, two conference rooms,
and three small “focus” rooms.
Hydro-Thermal is the
manufacturer and designer of industrial and sanitary steam heating