East Granby, CT – IBC continues to expand its buying group network across the United States, announcing the addition of National Tooling Products as an Independent Distributor within its Industrial Supply Plus® division. Headquartered in Lindsay, Texas, National Tooling Products provides off-the-shelf cutting tools and MRO supplies, as well as a customized cutting tools.
National Tooling Products has established a solid reputation serving aerospace, medical and energy verticals as a manufacturer of specialty cutting tools and an industrial supply distributor specializing in milling, boring, turning, and grooving tools. With a strong “customer first” focus, National Tooling Products is committed to delivering complete solutions for their customers’ unique needs and challenges.
“We go above and beyond just making the sale by bringing the added value of our knowledge and experience to each customer relationship,” said National Tooling Products’ Managing Director Ernie Brinkley. “We don’t just offer customers what we have on the shelf; we do what it takes to get our customers exactly what they need – even if it means building it ourselves.”
Currently, National Tooling Products’ distribution footprint extends primarily through northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. National Tooling Products sees its new relationship with IBC as an opportunity expand its reach nationally, as well as diversify its product offerings through relationships with new suppliers. “We were particularly interested in IBC’s National Accounts platform,” said Brinkley. “IBC’s ability to proactively pursue national accounts and then work with independent distributors to service those accounts is a huge draw.”
Bob Kellogg, IBC’s Director of Business Development – Distributors, believes the relationship is equally advantageous for IBC and its buying group. “National Tooling Products has a solid reputation for excellent customer service and quality products,” said Kellogg. “This relationship allows us to have a stronger presence in the south so we can better service end user customers with operations in that region.”
East Granby, CT – IBC announced the addition of Monster Tool Company to its network of Preferred Suppliers. An innovative cutting tool manufacturer, Monster Tool produces high-performance, low-cost, carbide cutting tools that are 100 percent Made in the USA.
Over the past decade, Monster Tool gained notoriety as an exciting and emerging brand, as well as a prominent private-labeler of cutting tools. In recent years, Monster Tool has invested and focused mainly on the development of their branded general purpose and high-performance cutting tools, including: solid carbide end mills, drills, reamers, countersinks, burrs, boring bars, and chamfer tools.
“The cutting tool market is a competitive space filled with a lot of established brands,” said Monster Tool’s Director of Sales James Williams. “It’s rare for a newer national brand to emerge and do as well as Monster has.”
Describing the company as one that is fun to do business with, Williams said Monster’s approach to customer service is unique. Monster Tool invests in the success of its distributors by building sales and marketing programs around their needs, providing them additional resources to grow their business and demonstrate value to their customers. “Our company mantra is to be creative and innovative, and to do what is right for our customers. We go above and beyond to serve our customers and get them addicted to our brand.”
Monster Tool hopes to develop a symbiotic relationship with IBC to extend value to distributors and end users. Working with IBC also allows Monster Tool to expand the national reach of its brand among Independent Distributors that meet the manufacturer’s selective criteria.
“We are pretty selective about the distributors we choose to sell to. IBC is a venerable brand, with a national footprint of distributors that are cutting-tool savvy,” said Williams. “This presents us with a great opportunity to get our tools into the hands of distributors and build synergistic programs that generate business and value throughout the supply chain.”
“In addition to manufacturing high-quality and low-cost round cutting tools, Monster Tool is a great company to do business with,” said Nancy Schwind, Director of Business Development – Suppliers at IBC. “They are committed to doing what is right to drive value and business for distributors and end users alike. Their approach to the cutting tool industry makes them a stand-out brand.”