Our name “Tool King Inc.” would imply we are some type of tool and die shop or stamping facility but we are actually a metal service center supplying various grades of primarily narrow width slit metals in coil to the manufacturing industry.
Way back in 1976, Bjorn Hestad (our founder) incorporated Tool King, Inc. as a tool Steel distributor selling blocks of steel and drill rod to Tool & Die Shops for manufacturing dies. We were selling Tool Steel, and that is how we came up with the name “Tool King”.
Over the years, we sold less and less tool steel. In 1980 we moved into a warehouse, purchased our first metal slitting line and began distributing narrow width slit coils.
Fast forward to today. We now have six slitting lines, three skiving/oscillate winding lines and have not sold any tool steel in years, we have maintained our name because of the high quality reputation we have gained as a metals supplier to the manufacturing industry.