Nortex Field Services



Nortex Field Services
opened its doors in 1979.  We have serviced the needs of the the petro-chemical industry with integrity and pride.  We have worked all over the world to help solve in-place machining problems for our customers.  We currently have several crews that travel to remote locations at a moment's notice.  Our goal is to do the best job the way the customer wants the job done at the most reasonable cost. Let us be "Your Field Machining Specialists"!

Harold Finney - Director of Field Services

Graduated from Howe High School in Howe, Texas.  Served in the Naval Air Reserve stationed at LeMoore Naval Air Station in LeMoore, California.   After returning from the military, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  After working a few years in the portable maching business for other companies, Harold along with Richard Vanderveer formed Nortex Field Services. His more than 45 years in the field machining business gives Harold a wealth of knowledge and experience. 

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Jeff Dodson- Technician
Graduated from Bells High School, Bells, Texas. Attended Grayson College and is currently attending Paris Junior College. Jeff has certifications in Basic Lathe and Mill.  He has 28 years of Maintneance work in a factory or refinery setting including installation, maintenance and repair as well as fabrication in a maintenance shop environment.  Jeff joined Nortex Field Services in 2018.

Daniel Key - Lead Technician

Graduated from Calera High School, Calera, OK.  Attended Murray State College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Worked as a machine operator cutting aluminum extrusions. He has worked in the portable machining business since 2004. Daniel joined Nortex Field Services in 2004.

Larry McDonald - Lead Technician

Graduated William Workman HS, Valinda, CA. Studied Numerical Control Programming at Citrus J.C. in Covina, CA. Has worked in the aircraft industry as a machinist / programmer, tool & die shop machining, bearing manufacture, crankshaft manufacture & repair, field machining, compressor / engine alignment & non-destructive testing. Larry has been working in the machining / service industry over 49 years. Joined Nortex Field Services in 2003.

Michael McDaniel - Lead Technician
Graduated from Tom Bean High School, Tom Bean, Texas. He attended Grayson County College and has a certification in EPA Universal.  He has over 20 years experience working in the industrial setting. His skills include working with manual mills, lathes, presses, sandblasters and many more.  He joined Nortex Field Services in 2016. 

David Miller - Technician

Graduated from Sherman High School, Sherman, Texas. Attended Grayson County College and has worked in the portable maching business for 24 years. David joined Nortex Field Services in 1993.

Jimmy Phillips - Technician

Attended Sherman High School. Has over 30 years experience in operating mills, lathes, and pin machines.  Jimmy joined Nortex Field Services in 2013.

Tim Walker - Technician

Graduated from Bonham High School, Bonham, Texas.  He worked in the manufacturing of telecommunications cable for 25 years with 12 years in the tool and die department. Has worked in the portable maching business for over 10 years and Joined Nortex Field Services in 2006.

Kendall Washburn - Technician
Attended Bells Schools and graduated from Grayson Christian Academy.  He has experience in the plating and manufacturing industry. Kendall joined Nortex Field Services in 2016.

Jana McDaniel - Office Manager

Graduated from Howe High School, Howe, Texas. Jana graduated from Grayson County College with an Associate of Applied Science.  Worked 15 years at MEMC in Quality Assurance, Production and Shipping. Joined Nortex Field Services in 2012.

Janie Finney - Safety Manager/Technical Asst.

Has been with Nortex Field Services since its beginning in 1979. Janie has worked as a teacher and a Computer Technology Coordinator in public school since 1999. She retired from teaching and started working full time for Nortex Field Services in 2014.