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Flow Waterjet Ups the Ante with Joe Gibbs Racing

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Marie Otake
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Flow International
March 2019 - KENT, Washington - Flow International Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet solutions for cutting applications, announced today a new partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing. A current competitor in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and The NASCAR Xfinity Series, North Carolina based Joe Gibbs Racing is looking to Flow’s elite waterjet technology to support the team’s endeavors in the upcoming 2019 season and beyond.

Joe Gibbs Racing has added a Mach 500 4020 with a Dynamic XD® cutting head and HyperJet® Pump to their production operations at their Huntersville facility. With high-precision, multi-axis cutting capabilities, the addition will expand the team’s ability to design and manufacture custom performance parts necessary to maintain a competitive edge on the track. “At this level of competition, precision is everything,” says Mark Bringle, technical partner activation manager of Joe Gibbs Racing. “This machine is the perfect combination of reliability, accuracy, and speed we need to produce the parts that keep our cars at peak performance. This is a huge opportunity for us.”

As one of Flow’s signature workhorse systems, the Mach 500’s precision engineering makes it the quickest and most accurate production waterjet on the market. The team’s newly acquired unit is configured with a Dynamic XD cutting head – capable of complex bevel and compound angle cutting with 5-axis motion for maximum flexibility – as well as Flow’s HyperJet pump creating ultrahigh-pressure up to 94,000 psi.

Jim Jenson, president of Flow International, comments, “It’s exciting for me to see our products contribute to real world results at the highest competitive level and as a personal fan, it’s an honor to give the team over at Joe Gibbs Racing the tools they need to succeed. Partnerships like this one are why we strive to be the best we can be.”

This season, Flow will be represented on the legendary No. 19 car, driven by full-time NASCAR Xfinity Driver Brandon Jones.

About Flow International
Flow International Corporation is a global technology-based manufacturing company committed to providing a world class customer experience. The Company offers technological leadership and exceptional waterjet performance to a wide-ranging customer base, benefiting many cutting and surface preparation applications, delivering profitable waterjet solutions and dynamic business growth opportunities to our customers. For more information, visit

About Joe Gibbs Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams, three NASCAR Xfinity Series teams and a driver development program. Its 2019 driver lineup will consist of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, and Martin Truex, Jr. in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile Christopher Bell and Brandon Jones will each run fulltime in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2019, joining Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jeffrey Earnhardt, and Riley Herbst, all of whom will run partial schedules. In addition, Herbst and Ty Gibbs will share duties in JGR’s ARCA Series entry. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs — a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame — JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning four Cup Series championships, and five Xfinity Series owner’s championships along with more than 300 NASCAR races, including four Brickyard 400s and three Daytona 500s.

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