Making it in the U.S.A: Climax Portable Machine Tools


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Name: Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc. Founded: 1966 Location: Newberg, Oregon CEO: Geoff Gilmore 2009 Revenue: $32M Manufacturing: Newberg, Ore Employees: 136 Climax Portable Machine Tools designs and manufactures precision portable machining tools. The tools allow customers to perform on-site machining in the shipbuilding, power generation, heavy construction, mining, and service and engineering sectors. The tools have been used to make seismic upgrades to the Golden Gate Bridge, repair the wicket gates on the Hoover Dam and to retrofit turbine housing at power plants. Click through the slides as CEO Geoff Gilmore shares his story.

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