ITW Global Brands Opens New 25,000 SF Car Care Headquarters in Houston
ITW Global Brands, known worldwide for continuous innovation in leading automotive performance brands, appearance products and wiper blades, has opened a new global headquarters housing the entire car care division at Park Ten Center I (16200 Park Row Blvd) in Houston’s Energy Corridor. The 25,000-square foot modern industrial space offers ample room for expansion beyond the 70 employees who are now based here. Employees and their families will be invited to a private open house “A Night of Trackside Fun” on Thursday, July 27th from 5 to 8pm.
“I am excited that our Houston team is under one roof after three years of searching for a space that was thoughtfully designed and large enough to foster our future growth,” says James Stone, Vice President & General Manager for ITW Global Brands. “We look forward to welcoming employees and their families next Thursday to celebrate this new space and what it means for ITW’s continued growth.”
“A Night of Trackside Fun” will feature special Gumout and Black Magic motor sports partners like legendary NASCAR crew chief Larry Reynolds, Formula Drift drivers Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg as well as Formula Drift team owner Sean “Huddy” Hudspeth. Several lucky employees will enjoy a ride along with Ryan Tuerck in the Ferrari-engined Toyota GT4586. Additionally, ITW President of the Automotive Aftermarket Platform, Mark Severin, will also be joining the evening festivities. Guests can participate in the employee car show, games, autographs, prizes, and a photo booth. The private open house is open to employees, their families and the media.
Based in Houston, ITW Global Brands products are sold around the globe in retailers like Walmart as well as at automotive service providers like AutoZone, Advance and O’Reilly Auto Parts. Well known for such in-demand industry standards as Gumout fuel system cleaners and Black Magic wheel & tire cleaners, ITWGB’s lead brand is Rain-X, the US market leader in wiper blades and glass care.
ITW Global Brands (www.itwgb.com) is part of ITW Performance Polymers & Fluids a Division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW, www.itw.com). (NYSE:ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $13.6 billion in 2016. ITW has more than 50,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world.