MTI Equipment opens ‘world’s largest’ HDD refurbishment facility

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MTI Equipment has completed construction of their new facility in North Port, Florida.

The new horizontal directional drill refurbishment facility will see the company move from its longtime location in Englewood to a larger building that is able to offer improved service capabilities.

“This is the world’s largest facility dedicated to refurbishing horizontal directional drills and HDD support equipment,” said Alain Trimble, president of the company.  “It’s 13 acres, with 38,000 square feet under one roof — all designed to help us accomplish our goal of being the most trusted supplier of used underground equipment in the world.”

The new location features 26 service bays including dedicated space for service work, welding, fabrication, paint prep and a spray booth. Customers will also benefit from state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor training areas where they can receive expert instruction on drill functions and the use of HDD locating equipment.

“Our new facility allows us continued growth in HDD and related support equipment, as well as the potential to expand our product offering into other markets that serve the underground construction industry,” said Jeff Gabrielse, MTI sales manager.

The new facility will officially open on June 13.

MTI Equipment, a Charles Machine Works Company, is a global distributor of used HDD equipment, and maintains the largest inventory of reconditioned HDD equipment for all major brands. The company buys and sells directional drilling machines and related support equipment into more than 40 countries.

Each machine MTI resells goes through an extensive inspection process, an, 80-point RE-HDD Certification process and is reconditioned to a customer’s specifications.

“And our new facilities will give us the resources to refine our processes and ensure our customers are a receiving the highest quality pre-owned drills on the market,” Trimble said.

Alongside MTI Equipment, the Charles Machine Works family of companies includes Ditch Witch, Subsite Electronics, HammerHead, American Augers, Trencor, DW/TXS, and Radius HDD.


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