CLIMAX the leading global manufacturer of portable machining, welding, and advanced valve testing systems, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Vital Tools who will represent, sell, rent 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 southeast Texas ‘Golden Triangle’, and southwest Louisiana.

Vital Tools enters the market as an exclusive equipment provider focused only on equipment sales, rentals, and equipment repairs. Based out of Sulphur Louisiana, industry veteran, Heath Grossi will manage the operation and serve as a local CLIMAX contact to operators, contractors, and service companies in the area. With over 18 years of technical experience, Heath has spent plenty of time in the field using portable machine tools and managing on-site projects involving field machining repairs.

“I’ve used CLIMAX and H&S TOOL equipment in the field for more than 12 years and there is no way I’d go to this market representing any other brands. We will not be providing onsite field machining services, so it was very important to partner with a pure-play OEM to ensure, as an exclusive equipment provider, we aren’t competing against our customers. CLIMAX tools 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 access to this equipment,” says Heath Grossi, General Manager for Vital Tools.

“We are thrilled to be working with Heath Grossi and Vital Tools in the Golden Triangle and southeast Louisiana. With many major industrial projects on-going and scheduled, we believe this is an area worth investing in, and having an expert like Heath, in the area – closer to our customers, makes a lot of sense. Heath and his team will be OEM certified and trained, which means when you rent CLIMAX l H&S TOOL equipment from our new location in Sulphur, every single machine, part, and accessory will be backed and supported by the whole CLIMAX team. We believe partnering with Vital Industrial Tools and Heath finally gives customers in the area a trusted local partner and equipment provider that can provide superior service!” says Dave Baker, CVP Sales and 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.







Heath Grossi at Vital Industrial Tools can be reached at:

Phone: +1-337-936-2881

Address: 228 Prater Rd, Sulphur, LA 70663

Email: [email protected]

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