CLIMAX the leading global manufacturer of portable machining, welding, and advanced valve testing systems, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Field Machining Associates (FMA). FMA will represent and support the full range of CLIMAX portable machine tools, BORTECH auto bore welders, H&S TOOL pipe cutting and beveling products, and CALDER advanced valve testing systems in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.

Based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, FMA is a veteran-owned and operated company dedicated to the “Art and Science of Field Machining”. With over 30 years of technical experience, owner Bruce Hunt has spent the last ten years managing field projects involving welding and field machining repairs on hydro turbines.

“Successful field machining projects all have the same fundamentals at their core: understand the need, create a solid plan with risk assessment and contingency options, obtain the right tools, ensure the crew performing the work understands the what, why, where, when, and how. I am very excited to be representing the CLIMAX brands, well known for being the best tools available in our industry.” – Bruce Hunt, Owner FMA

“We are thrilled to be working with FMA. As a long-time CLIMAX customer and field machining expert, Bruce has a terrific understanding of our products and how they can be utilized to ensure project success. I’m confident our customers in the Southeast will take advantage of his knowledge and appreciate his local availability.” says Dave Baker, Corporate Vice President Sales & Marketing.

With all products proudly manufactured in the USA, CLIMAX has been the global market leader for portable machining equipment for more than 50 years, launching more than 40 successful new products, including the new remotely operated, ‘hands-free’ CLIMAX FF5300 ID Mount Flange Facer and the extensive H&S TOOL OD Mount SPEED FACER™ line, and the game-changing CALDER Turn-Around-Tester™ which fits in the bed of a standard pickup truck for field-based testing of valves.

Field Machine Associates can be reached at:

Tel: +1-423-762-4134

Email: [email protected]


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