North American Tool Corporation has been named Supplier of the Year by IBC


North American Tool Corporation has been named Supplier of the Year by the Industrial Buyers Consortium (IBC) at the 2015 IBC National Meeting in Rosemont, IL on October 4th.  

Each year, IBC recognizes distributors and suppliers who best represent the dedication, quality, and standards of excellence that customers have come to expect from members of IBC’s marketing group.  The recipient of the Supplier of the Year award is determined by a distributor vote.

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North American Tool Celebrates #MFGDay15


Manufacturing Day is a national celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  Having teachers and students participate in MFG Day company tours is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn more about careers in manufacturing.

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Meet Phil Samuels, Director of Sales and Marketing

Phil Samuels

North American Tool proudly welcomes Phil Samuels to the North American Tool Team.

Samuels will be responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies to strengthen and grow the overall performance of North American Tool Corporation (South Beloit, IL), Gaylee Saws and Bitner Tooling Technologies (Sterling Heights, MI), and Allen Benjamin Inc. (South Beloit, IL).

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North American Tool Announces Retirement of Bernie Bowersock, VP of Sales and Marketing

North American Tool Corporation has announced the retirement of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bernie Bowersock, effective July 1, 2015.

“For the last twenty-three years, Bernie has been instrumental in growing North American Tool and its family of companies to become leading suppliers of specialized cutting tools, across the globe.   Through his strong focus on relationships, Bernie has earned his reputation as an industry expert and go-to source for technical knowledge—a genuinely good guy who’ll be there for you anytime, anywhere,” said North American Tool President & CEO Curt Lansbery.

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A Case For Carbide: A Practical User's Guide to Carbide Taps

North American Tool offers carbide taps in UN and Metric sizes as well as straight and NPT/F Pipe and STI Standards. A wide range of styles and features, including straight flute, spiral flute, spiral point, and forming taps are available, as well as a full line of surface coatings such as TiN, TiCN, and TiALN for increased performance and life.

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North American Tool Announced the Launch Thread Tap App Cloud®

Thread Tap App Cloud® replaces the Desktop version and offers a completely updated look and feel, powerful new features, and does not require any software installation.

Thread Tap App Cloud® includes new product photos and drawings, enhanced application notes and engineering data, and an improved product finder.

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Straight Talk on Spirals: Spiral Flute vs. Spiral Pointed Taps

Spiral Flute vs. Spiral Pointed Taps

Tapping 101: Spiral Flute vs. Spiral Pointed Taps

Let's talk Spirals - not the ones quarterbacks throw for touchdowns or the swirling stream down your kitchen sink, but spirals when it comes to tapping. 

The most common use of the term "spiral" is either when describing the flute configuration or the point geometry of the tap.

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What’s so Special about Taps Made in USA?

Special Taps Made in USA

“Made in USA” is not just a slogan—it’s a way of life at North American Tool.  Our entire organization is dedicated to producing specialty cutting tools held to high American standards of quality; a level of quality that our Distributors request and their customers demand.

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North American Tool Senior Vice President, B.V. Bowersock, Receives Golden Eagle Award from ISA

Bernie Bowersock

North American Tool Corporation has announced Bernie Bowersock, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, as recipient of the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) Golden Eagle Award for his years of service and significant industry contributions.

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North American Tool to Exhibit at IMTS 2014

Tap Hole Size Calculator

North American Tool Corporation will display their line of made-to-order special taps and popular special taps at the 2014 IMTS Show - Booth W-2474 in the Tooling Pavilion. At this year’s show, the company will feature its newly released Tap Hole Size Calculator, a mobile app for smartphones.

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