Maxijet, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of quality, low-volume irrigation products. We began with the concept that we could teach local farmers and growers how to save water, while allowing their trees to be healthier. That simple idea, of saving water in irrigation, has grown worldwide. Maxijet is leading the way with new innovations allowing farmers to do their best to save water while producing their plants. In this we are saving water for generations to come, so that our children and their children can live long and prosperous lives.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Irrigation
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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“Maxijet – Saving water for generations to come.” It’s not just our motto. It’s who we are as a company. It is what we believe.
We began with the concept that we could teach local farmers and growers how to save water, while allowing their trees to be healthier. That simple idea, of saving water in irrigation, has grown worldwide. Maxijet is leading the way with new innovations allowing farmers to do their best to save water while producing their plants.
In this we are saving water for generations to come, so that our children and their children can live long and prosperous lives.
Maxijet, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of quality, low-volume irrigation products. The Thayer family, a fifth-generation of Florida citrus grower, has pioneered this low-volume spray jet technology from 1972 to present day. Tom Thayer discovered this technology during a citrus conference in South Africa in 1972. After successfully testing the micro jets on citrus groves locally with the University of Florida’s Professor Dr. Robert Koo, Tom introduced this technology to other citrus growers. As the owner of Southern Citrus Nurseries, Tom created a synergetic relationship between the companies by selling the growers this micro-spray jet technology to more efficiently water their newly planted citrus trees. This low-volume irrigation had many positive effects on our industry by increasing the trees’ yield, saving water, applying the water directly to the trees roots, creating fertigation by injecting liquid fertilizer through the jets, and in the winter months giving frost protection to the trees by increasing the dew point during freezing temperatures.
In the late ’70s, Tom gave our industry one of the greatest inventions, the “Clip Stake”. This innovation allowed the jet to be raised above the ground from the poly tubing. Tom got the idea using a tent stake in his own grove and taping it to the extension. This one product has made a huge impact in our industry, as we clearly see by the millions sold each year. In 1981, Tom changed the company name and incorporated Maxijet, Inc.
In 1985, following in the family’s footsteps, Tom’s middle child Samuel Thayer joined the company. Sam had previously started his irrigation and landscape installation company, Bird Irrigation in 1982. Sam used his field experience to bring to the company several inventions and innovations to both landscape and agriculture irrigation products. His first was coloring the stakes with trademarked colors orange and green to give the products the brand identities of Maxijet and Mister Landscaper. With the hard work of Dianne Halliday, vice president; Tim Geiger, plant manager; and Tim Wert, toolmaker; they have built an incredible team of employees, and many have been with the company from 10 to 25 years. With all their combined efforts and passions to be the best, the company continually strives to exceed its customers’ expectations in quality irrigation products and customer service.
All of us here a Maxijet want to say thank you and to let all our customers know how much we appreciate your business and support!