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Who We Are

Founded in 2002, Industrial Solutions & Innovation, LLC (ISI) is a solution provider focused on delivering answers to the complex questions and challenges faced by piping and vessel fabricators and contractors. The goal was to be a place where innovative, hard-working, and loyal team members would want to work with the goal of helping innovative, hard-working, and (eventually) loyal clients solve problems. The objective of creating this company with a focus on operating from a Biblical world view has been the goal. To make the core values of work is a calling, stewardship, family, and ingenuity real and visible was and is the goal.

ISI strives to bring solutions merging various technologies helping fabricators and contractors “find the dollars” lost to inefficiency and outdated processes. Using the solutions ISI provides, moderately skilled craftspeople can produce at a higher rate in both quantity and quality. This is a force multiplier for shops with limited space or difficulty in finding labor.

Our Mission

The goal at ISI is to create a unique experience for the client. To be a one-stop solution source that not only sold great products but could also bring together multiple disciplines to create a tailored solution that would fit the culture of a client and not just the technical specs. In short, if ISI sells a product, we also make the commitment to install, service, support, and train on the effective use of the solutions we provide.

ISI strives to be a forward-thinking solution provider that collaborates with clients and brings solutions that fit the specifications and the culture of the client.

Our Values


We steward our resources. We have a firm footing and a plan for the future.

Work is a Calling

We get to work here. It’s more than a job, it is a privilege and a calling.


We take care of our family. That means our employees, vendors, and clients.


We will be a source of solutions to our clients, not just a seller of machines.

Our History


Darrell Whittenberg founded Industrial Solutions & Innovation in Springfield, Missouri with Axxair and Protem as their first product lines.


ISI began distributing for Watts Mueller in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana and quickly became their top distributor.


ISI relocated to Alvin, Texas so they could better serve their clients along the Gulf.


ISI became the exclusive distributor for Arc Machines in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Lousiana, opening a service center as well as offering a rental fleet.


ISI added AMET to its package of fabrication solutions.


ISI expanded its facilities to provide a training center for clients.


ISI’s machine shop was created to be able to better respond to client needs as well as opening a full-service shop for grinding tool bits for the client’s severing and beveling applications.


ISI started Axxair USA as a subsidiary.


ISI began distributing EWM products and became their only service center in the USA.

ISI added Copier Beveling to its distributor line-up.

ISI also added Magnatech to its package of solutions


ISI expanded its facilities by over 300% to include a new machine shop, showroom, training facility, and fabrication facility in Alvin, Texas.

ISI continued to grow its rental abilities by adding Watts Specialties machines to its fleet.

ISI added Rotoweld to its line-up, expanding its automated welding cell options as well as its rental fleet.


ISI began the development of its Redi2Weld systems. Offering customizable levels of automation to its clients.

ISI staff volunteered with local response teams during the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.


ISI sold its first Redi2Weld hotwire tig system.

ISI expanded its offerings to include Lincoln orbital MIG solutions.

Community efforts following Hurricane Harvey were continued by partnering with the 4B Response Network.


ISI develops its first Redi2Weld MIG system and launches the development of several other Redi2Weld concepts.