CLIMAX partners with Vital and Empire creating a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Industrial Onsite Tools in Corpus Christi

CLIMAX partners with Vital and Empire creating a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Industrial Onsite Tools in Corpus Christi

CLIMAX, the leading global manufacturer of portable machining, welding, and advanced valve testing systems, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Vital Tools and Empire Torque Tools located in Corpus Christi, Texas. 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 are now available for sale or rent in our new Corpus Christi location.

Vital Tools is the industry-leading manufacturer of an unrivaled and patented Self-Centering Isolation and Test (SCIT) Tool available for sale or rent for pipe alterations and tie-ins. Empire Torque Tools is a Texas-based manufacturer of advanced industrial bolting solutions, including hydraulic torque wrenches, tensioners, torque guns, and more.

‘Together, the combination of CLIMAX, VITAL, and EMPIRE products will give Corpus Christi and the Southern Texas marketplace a local, one-stop-shop for portable, onsite industrial tools. I’ve used CLIMAX, H&S TOOL, VITAL, and EMPIRE tools in the field, and there are no other products I’d rather represent. We’re also excited to have hired industry veteran Jimmy Nguyen to manage the local operation. Jimmy spent almost ten years in the field using and supervising the use of these tools, and he’s going to be a great local resource for customers in the area. Put simply, these are the best and most trusted tools in the world, and I’m excited to make it easier for my friends, customers, and operators to have local access to this equipment,” says Heath Grossi – General Manager for Vital Tools.

“With so many major industrial projects ongoing and scheduled for Corpus Christi and surrounding areas, we are thrilled to be working with great companies like Vital and Empire who are committed to serving and investing in the local market. The Energy and Petrochemical markets in the Gulf are thriving, and with rental depots in Gonzales, Sulphur, Houston, and now Corpus Christi, we are positioned very well to support customers and operators all over the Gulf who are truly serious about using the safest, most trustworthy, and highest performing tools available, including our newly released H&S TOOL DEFENDER™ – Remotely Controlled Pipe Cutting System,” said Dave Baker – Corporate Vice President of Sales and Marketing for  CLIMAX.

This new location is up and running, with equipment now available to rent. 

Phone: +1-361-549-0069
Address: 4201 Agnes St. #2, Corpus Christi, TX 78405

CLIMAX has been the global market leader for portable machining equipment for more than 50 years, with all products proudly manufactured in the USA. We have launched more than 40 successful new products, including the new remotely operated, ‘hands-free’ CLIMAX FF5300 ID Mount Flange Facer, H&S TOOL OD Mount SPEED FACER™, and the H&S TOOL DEFENDER™ Clamshells.

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