NLB Corp. is a leading manufacturer of high-pressure and ultra-high pressure water jetting systems used in environmental applications like product removal, surface preparation, and much more. NLB pumps and accessories are preferred around the world for productivity, reliability and customer support. Our range of pump units is unsurpassed (4,000-40,000 psi, or 276-2,800 bar, diesel or electric powered), and many are convertible to different pressures to meet changing job requirements. And our dedicated R&D department has developed hundreds of specialized accessories in the past four decades — manual, semi-automated and fully automated — to make water work harder for you.

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29830 Beck Rd. , Wixom , MI 48393 USA

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Water and Wastewater - Pumps & Pumping
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Globally (various continents)
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Born in Forrest Shook’s Flint, Mich. garage in 1971, NLB Corp. today is a global innovator recognized around the world as the leader in water jet productivity.

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NLB designs and manufactures the industry’s most comprehensive line of pump units and accessories (up to 40,000 psi, or 2,800 bar), helping contractors and industrial customers do all sorts of projects faster. Some of the most common are product removal, surface preparation, pavement marking and rubber removal, tube and pipe cleaning, tank cleaning, tube bundle cleaning, concrete hydrodemolition, and pipe cutting.

Productivity in such diverse applications demands innovative solutions, and many of NLB’s have been awarded patents and/or become industry standards. Examples:

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These and other innovative approaches were all developed by NLB engineers and manufactured by NLB craftsmen, using the latest equipment and quality processes. Our 125,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Wixom, Mich. is also home to an ongoing R&D program, central parts inventory, and factory-trained service (always on call). Parts, service, rentals, and training are also
available at strategically-located regional branches around the U.S.

Experience and Honors

When NLB application engineers and management go to work on your problem, they bring to the table a combined 500 years of
water jetting experience. This expertise has been recognized many times over the years. Some examples:

  • NLB president Forrest Shook was a founding member of the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) and continues to serve on its board of directors.
  • Mr. Shook was awarded the WJTA’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award, in 2007.
  • Mr. Shook was named Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine in 1991.