LAFAYETTE, LA —Trident Machine Tools, LLC, a division of Morris Group, Inc (MGI) recently expanded their representation of Haas CNC machine tools and rotary products to include the gulf coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi, formerly represented by Machine Tools, Inc. In doing so, they’ve formed a new company under the name, Machine Tools, LLC, which will market and support the products of Haas Automation under the brand Haas Factory Outlet – A Division of Machine Tools, LLC, as known as HFO/Louisiana.
Transition Team working to integrate Haas Factory Outlet – A Division of Machine Tools, LLC shown above includes (Left to Right); Jeff Holtzapple, Patrick Kane III, Pat Kane, Dave Tucker, Brad Morris, and Nick Schuchardt. “We look forward to the opportunity to support the manufacturing community of Louisiana and Mississippi with the same high level of support they’ve come to expect,” stated Nick Schuchardt, President of Trident Machine Tools.
HFO/Louisiana will remain at its current Lafayette, Louisiana location with a second tech center in Canton, Mississippi. Patrick Kane III has been named General Manager, with the majority of the 18 employee staff unchanged.
“My father and I, along with our employees, are happy to be joining Trident Machine Tools,” adds Patrick Kane III, “As a family owned business ourselves, we see many similarities to the management style coming from Trident and the Morris Group. Together, I’m confident that we can expand and enhance the level of service delivered by HFO/Louisiana to our customers going forward with the financial stability only MGI can offer.”
Machine Tool, Inc was established in 1989 by Pat Kane, and has been an authorized distributor for Haas Automation since 1995. In addition to their two tech centers, HFO/Louisiana also supports several strategically located Haas Technical Education Centers, known as H-TECs in the two state region, each featuring state-of-the-art CNC Labs in partnership with the schools in which they are housed.
HFO/Louisiana is the 5th Haas Factory Outlet owned and operated by MGI, others include; HFO/Trident, supporting manufacturers in the 6 New England states, HFO/Midwest, supporting manufacturers in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, HFO/Chicago, supporting manufacturers in Northern Illinois and Indiana, and HFO/Florida supporting manufacturers in Florida and the Caribbean.