Dale Francis, President of Torq/Lite
Torq/Lite was formed in 1981 when Dale Francis decided that he could design better hydraulic torque wrenches than he was currently using to do his company's service work. Since then, we have been a family-owned designer and manufacturer of bolting equipment made entirely in the U.S.A
We’ve done more than occupy our field—we’ve redefined it. To date, we’ve received more than 15 different patents for new technology, with at least one in each of the last four decades. By never settling for the way things have always been done, we’ve developed the most comprehensive spectrum of hydraulic torque wrenches on the market--including the Robo-Spider™, the world’s first fully automated drilling rig riser bolt tool.
Besides our innovation, Torq/Lite is also unique for developing our own hardware. By fabricating our own tool parts, we maintain complete control over assembly, testing, calibration, and quality assurance. We are an ISO 9001-registered company, and have a commitment to quality and continuous improvement throughout the manufacturing process.
The stakes are high with many bolting operations, and we take our responsibility to provide only the best hydraulic torque wrenches very seriously. Our experience, dedication, innovation, and quality make Torq/Lite a company you can trust to equip you for any project.
PEOPLE TO KNOW
Dale started this family business a long time ago and it's been around ever since. With almost 40 years of bolting and design experience, Dale can tighten nuts and bolts by just looking at them. Over 15 patents and counting his name and multiple "firsts" in bolting things together.
There aren't many applications Dale hasn't seen.
VP OF SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Josh is Dale's son and oversees all of Torq/Lite's sales and distribution efforts worldwide. With an international sales staff and several resellers across the globe, Josh has to be able to manage relationships and promote our company at the same time. It's a job that requires patience and knowledge of all of the industries that use Torq/Lite products.
15 years of building the Torq/Lite infrastructure. And still building.
VP OF OPERATIONS
Also Dale's son, Nic takes slabs of metal and makes them into high-performance torque wrenches. After several years in the field operating tools for Francis Torque Service, Nic became Torq/Lite's Operations Manager. Continuing his climb, he now runs our manufacturing facility outside New Orleans with attention to detail and unmatched expertise.
Tools and teams. He can design them, build them, and run them.
We have been an ISO 9001:2008 Registered company for over 15 years, giving our customers the added assurance that the tool they're receiving are the highest quality. We stand by our products, and we are always looking for ways to improve. Your satisfaction as the customer is our highest priority.
Knowing that we follow all the proper procedures in getting our tools to you, you also know that your tools will get the job done.