CAMPAT Machine Tool, Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Open House at New Headquarters in Plano, TX.
Plano, Texas – CAMPAT Machine Tools Inc., a machine tool dealer and importer, announces the celebration of their twenty-fifth anniversary in 2013. To commemorate the event, CAMPAT announces a Silver Anniversary Open House combined with the Grand Opening of their new Headquarters’ in Plano, Texas April 18th & 19th 2013.
The new state of the art CAMPAT facility located at 1700 10th Street, Plano, TX 75074 includes 30,000 square feet of expanded warehouse, training, showroom, service, and repair areas. Primary emphasis will be placed on Engineering, Sales, and after sale Service of Lathes, and Machining Centers from renowned machinery builders such as Leadwell, Kitamura, Star and Takamaz.
All will be welcome as owners Joe and Holly Tomalonis open the doors to the public to present CAMPAT’s new home and machine tools on display. Lunch will be served both days from 11:00 am to 2 pm, with attendees welcome for drinks and snacks at any time between 10:00am and 5:00pm.
CAMPAT specializes in the sales and service of high-efficiency, superior quality Leadwell CNC Turning Centers that handle bars up to 14 3/8 inches in diameter and up to 240 inches long between centers. They also feature Vertical Machining Centers with travels up to 120” x 40” inches. Leadwell machining centers are produced in a broad range of configurations, with most available with linear or box ways and as 40 or 50 spindle taper. All of Leadwell products are standardized with Fanuc controls.
All of the Leadwell machining centers and lathes are configured especially for the U.S. marketplace to Joe Tomalonis’ (President), specifications. “We have special needs in the North American precision metal-cutting market, and Leadwell management has done an exceptional job building just what we need. It’s a high-quality, American specified product that has many value added features that we can offer our customer base with no additional cost”, added Tomalonis.
In 1985, after a period of research and development, Tomalonis started selling CAD/CAM software he designed to help ease programming CNC machine tools. The software program called Computer Aided Machining for Programmable Automatic Tools or better known by the acronym ‘CAMPAT’ that would eventually become the name of his company as well as the product. CAMPAT was founded by Tomalonis as a sales and support company for his software products, and in 1988 the company was incorporated as Campat Machine Tool, Inc. There are still many companies still using this original software due to its ease of operation.
During the first year, Tomalonis began selling and servicing machine tools to support his customer’s growing needs. Later, as his product lines grew, Tomalonis expanded sales from North Texas to all of Texas and to surrounding states. In time, Tomalonis added more product lines, building his business and putting in place the staff to fully service his customer’s requirements. As Tomalonis’ business grew, so did his reputation as a knowledgeable machine tool supplier with a strong focus on service excellence in the Southwest’s machine tool marketplace. Now CAMPAT represents a number of machine tool lines in several Southern states, and as of 2000 became the exclusive importer and distributor of Leadwell machine tools for the USA.
In 1999 Tomalonis opened a CAMPAT Sales Office in Houston to better serve the South Texas marketplace. And in 2003 he opened a Technical Center in Chicago, IL, with a full sales and service staff and product showroom.
Campat has a staff of 35 to assist with Sales, Service and Application needs.