As more and more people across the country are being impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hales Machine Tool wants you to know that we are committed to our customers and our employees.  We have contingency plans in place to deal with any further impact this virus may have to our region.  Our dedicated and hardworking employees remain committed to providing the best customer service, continued access to machine parts and on-site service visits, and continued phone support to our customers throughout these unprecedented times. 


We are closely following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus.  We have shared specific health and safety instructions with our employees on the importance of personal hygiene, staying home if they feel sick, and social distancing. 


Our thoughts are with every person that has been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will provide updates if changes will need to be made to our operations.  On behalf of the Hales Family, be safe and stay healthy.


In good times and in tough times, Hales Machine Tool stands ready to deliver to our customers and for our customers.

For more information on the Coronavirus and FAQ, please refer to WHO website:

Welcome to

Hales Machine Tool, Inc.

The Hales Machine Tool team has built a reputation solely based upon helping our customers succeed. The machine tool manufacturers we proudly represent are truly the best in the business. You are invited to experience a different kind of dedication centered around an outstanding performance-level that creates a winning outcome…every time.

About Us

Chuck Hales—founder of another MN-based machine tool distributorship—and his son, Dan, opened Hales Machine Tool, Inc. in 1983. Tim joined the firm in 1984, Randy joined in 1989, and Julie in 1993. In 1990 the company moved to a 13,100 sq. ft. facility in Plymouth, MN, and now employs 21 highly-trained sales, service and support personnel. In 2008, Dan (President), Tim (V.P.) and Randy (Sales Mgr.) Hales bought out Chuck, and now own and manage the family business.

We have 7 Field Technicians, 2 In-House Technicians and 2 Application Engineers on staff to answer programming or technical questions. Please call the office or use our Contact Form to let us know how we can help you. Our service area includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Western Wisconsin and Nebraska.