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Fives opens Birmingham Global Services Centre

August 10, 2016 | By Rehana Begg

Hebron, KY – Fives Machining Systems network of Global Services centres has expanded with the opening of a new service center in Birmingham, Alabama. This location joins five other North American service centers as Fives expands to meet the needs of its customers nationwide.

The Birmingham Centre will house global services from the Fives Metal Cutting | Composites business line, which includes: Cincinnati, Giddings & Lewis, Forest-Liné, Liné Machines range of products. The service centre will stock spare parts, repair unit assemblies, and dispatch service engineers for customers in the region. John D’Amato will serve as director of this service centre.

“We believe that understanding our customers’ operations is the best way to offer them customized service solutions that will increase their return on investment,” said Gary Finney, V.P. and General Manager, Fives Machining Systems Global Services. “We handle machine certifications, rebuilds and control retrofits across a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, energy, defense and heavy equipment. And, the Fives Service Centers are committed to proactively assist customers in maximizing machine performance.”

The network of Fives Global Services facilities is strategically located near customers where the technician teams can quickly provide maintenance services to help customers: reduce the mean-time to repair, increase equipment reliability, and extend the lifecycle of their machines.


Fives Machining Systems has five North American Services centres in Seattle, Washington; Valencia, California; Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; Hebron, Kentucky; and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

North American Total Care, from Fives’ Combustion business line of machines, and DyAG engineering services from Fives’ Automation business line will also occupy the new centre.

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