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Hydratight moves equipment as part of greater operational scope

7 June 2016

Joint integrity specialist Hydratight has deployed all offshore equipment to its facility in Gonzales, Louisiana to improve flexibility for customers.

Hydratight is an OEM of bolting and machining equipment. The decision to move their stock from Deer Park, Texas means it will be closer to the centre of the oil and gas industry’s current activity in the Gulf of Mexico.

It comes as the company has invested $500,000 in new equipment for its rental service fleet and announced a new recruit in a sales management role.

Leonard Brasseaux joins as product account manager and will be responsible for the upstream market in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, focussing on all offshore activity.  His most recent career achievements were as part of Halliburton’s business development team over the last 10 years.  He lives in Louisiana and will use Gonzales as his main base.

Chad Brooks, Product Market Leader – Upstream, Hydratight, said:  “We’re delighted with the three streams of operational investment and are particularly glad that Leonard has chosen to join us as we expand operations in the Gulf of Mexico region.

“It’s vital we are prepared to meet any demands.  We have a reliable, experienced team and a large stock of sales and rental equipment poised for use in offshore markets.  We’ve refreshed our fleet and from Gonzales will have faster access to all key coastal locations for rental and service.”


About Hydratight:

Hydratight provides world-class bolted joint solutions and machining services, plus innovative mechanical weldless connectors, to power generation, oil and gas, nuclear, wind and aerospace industries.  Over the last 20 years Hydratight has pioneered systems for complete joint integrity assurance that are now incorporated in industry-wide safe-working guidelines around the world.

Hydratight is wholly owned by Actuant Corporation, a diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries and headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company’s website at