Small Team, Big Footprint

With a workforce of less than 10, Kansas City's Beaver Drill still provides thousands of industrial products.

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Beaver Drill & Tool

In the second installment in ID’s annual β€œWatch List,” a look at Beaver Drill and Tool Company, which has provided the Kansas City area and the Missouri Valley region with cutting tools and thousands of other industrial products for some seven decades.

See our debut Watch List profile here; for the complete list, read the January-February digital edition of Industrial Distribution magazine.

Beaver Drill & Tool

Beaverlogo 659875d9a0952Company name: Beaver Drill & Tool Co.
Nominated by: NetPlus Alliance
Top executive(s): Billy Vielhauer, president; Steve Smith, vice president
Headquarters: Kansas City, Kan.
Number of locations: 1
Key product categories: Cutting tools, abrasives, machinery
Total employee headcount: 9
Total SKU count: 11,250

Company commentary: Our family-owned and operated business distributes thousands of products used in a vast array of industries, including agricultural and automotive manufacturing facilities, CNC and manual machine shops, fabrication, heavy construction, MRO, and government, to name a few.

  • Products include the following categories:
  • Standard and high-performance cutting tools
  • Abrasives
  • Precision measuring tools
  • Hand tools
  • Specialty & MRO supplies
  • Air & electric tools
  • Manufacturing equipment

Over the past 70 years, Beaver Drill & Tool Company has committed to maintaining a large inventory of industrial products supported by some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, conveniently located at our 10,000-square-foot distribution facility. We pride ourselves in building relationships and being problem-solvers.

Recent awards or recognition: 2018 Small Business Supplier Service Award from FM&T Honeywell

Do they offer e-commerce? Beaver Drill started an e-commerce platform approximately 10 years ago. The company is currently working on a complete overhaul of its website and e-commerce capability.

Recent company news: Beaver Drill recently completely remodeled and updated its office; staff moved into the updated facility in mid-December.

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