Powell was founded in 1947 as a metal-working shop to support the local Houston, Texas petrochemical facilities.

Nextron was founded in 1997 as a manufacturer of control strategies for electrical heat tracing applications serving clients in different locations in the world.

While we both began small, Powell Industries has grown over the past six decades to become the strategic supplier of choice for highly complex and integrated systems for distribution and control of electrical energy and other critical processes. Nextron, similarly, is a recognized provider of electronic controls used in the electrical heat tracing of industrial and commercial processes for major world-class corporations with products installed in countries around the world.

In 2010, Nextron became a division of Powell and today, Powell is headquartered in Houston, Texas with locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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