Baron Blakeslee, the world leader in large and custom vapor degreasing systems will be making their way down to Houston in February.  Manufacturing expert of vapor degreasers, solvent recycling, solvent defluxers and lubricant coating systems, Baron Blakeslee will be at the 2013 HOUSTEX show to showcase some of their most innovate products to date.  Baron Blakeslee manufactures products for the Aerospace and Medical industries while also offering tube cleaning and metal finishing equipment.  Baron Blakeslee has been one of the world’s leading producers of the largest vapor degreasing systems for over 75 years.  To this day, they remain the experts in the industrial cleaning industry and they continue to produce solutions and equipment that creates a more efficient and environmentally friendly workspace.  At the HOUSTEX show, Baron Blakeslee will be featuring their smallest model degreaser, Lab Kleen Series Vapor Degreaser and their new tabletop cleaning system, The Terpenator.  Both products will be showcased and you will learn about their unique features and how they will provide innovative solutions to your business.  The quality and construction of the Lab Kleen and The Terpenator is a representation of every degreaser and machine we build.

HOUSTEX is a show that specializes in new technologies for manufacturing solutions.  Manufacturing solutions have evolved over time and at HOUSTEX you can view many different technologies and machines that have been developed for efficiency.  The new technologies are considered pieces of art based on the creativity, originality and design work that is involved.  At HOUSTEX, there will hundreds of exhibitors that will be featured to showcase their cutting edge technology.  The Art of Manufacturing is the slogan for the show and you will discover new and innovative solutions for your manufacturing needs.

There will hundreds of exhibitors at the 2013 HOUSTEX show.  You can view and search for the exhibitors by visiting this link, Exhibitor Search.  You also have an opportunity to connect with exhibitors via Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.  The HOUSTEX website wants you to get to know and become familiar the exhibitors and connect with them through their social networks.  When you visit the website, you can also view an exhibitor floor plan which will give you some insight as to where each vendor will be located.  This will allow you to map out the vendors you are interested in so you won’t miss them at the show.

The 2013 HOUSTEX Show will be held from February 26 – February 28, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  The show will be featured in Halls A and B.  Here are the following show hours for HOUSTEX:

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013 (10am – 6pm)
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (10am – 7pm)
  • Thursday, February 28, 2013 (10am – 4pm)

Address for the George R. Brown Convention Center:

1001 Avenida de las Americas

Houston, TX 77010-6099

800.427.4697 or 713.853.8000


Register to attend HOUSTEX today!  There is no fee to attend the 2013 HOUSTEX show when you register by Friday, February 22, 2013.  After this date, there will be a cost of $25 to attend the show. According to the HOUSTEX website, your registration includes the following:

  • Access to view all manufacturing solutions and technologies from industry leading experts
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Special Access Tours
  • HOUSTEX Theater Presentations
  • Laser Learning Lounge
  • Student Activities
Make sure to block out your schedules for the two keynote presentations at the show.  The two featured speakers this year are Karin Lindner and Raymond Floyd.  Karin Lindner, a business graduate from Austria will be discussing her recent book, “How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy?”.  Raymond Floyd, who was inducted into the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame, will be discussing the importance of creating a culture of engagement.  You will not want to miss the speeches from these two industry leaders.  Here is the following schedule for the two keynote speakers:
  • How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy?
    • Karin Lindner
    • Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 2pm.  Houston Theater
    • Creating a Culture of Rapid Improvement
      • Raymond Floyd
      • Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11am.  Houston Theater
Social media will play a huge role in this year’s HOUSTEX show.  You can connect with HOUSTEX on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.  You can also connect with all of the vendors and exhibitors that will be featured at the show.  Make sure to connect and network with us for a chance to win a $100 VISA ® gift card! HOUSTEX is honored to have such great companies and organizations behind the show.  They really appreciate all the support each and every year.  Some of this year’s sponsors and supporters include:


  • Metal Sawing Technology
  • Greenleaf
  • Oracle
  • Cabelas
  • Kelly Engineering Resources
  • Chevalier
  • SME Education Foundation
  • TMAC
  • Fence Tech
  • GHMA
  • American Welding Society

We hope you can make it out and visit Baron Blakeslee at the 2013 HOUSTEX Show