Hydro-Thermal to open creative office in downtown Waukesha

Freeman Staff

August 28, 2017

WAUKESHA —The creative process of developing products for Hydro-Thermal will now be conducted in downtown Waukesha.

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 interaction.”

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 Beer Team.

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 solutions.