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Who is Highlander Tool?

Highlander Tool is an industrial distributor specialized in cutting tools and allied equipment headquartered in Johnstown PA. Based in the scenic Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains, our name evokes the spirit of the mountain settlers who first tamed the area. Our region’s rugged terrain mirrors the tenacity and work ethic of both our employees and diverse customer base alike.

Highlander Tool is a wholly owned subsidiary of Laurel Holdings, specifically its Laurel Management Company which has been in business since 1964. In September 2008 Laurel Holdings acquired ONLY the cutting tool inventory of Thackray Supply, who was primarily a plumbing and HVAC distributor, and established a new business called Thackray Industrial Supply as a cutting tool distributor. In November 2008 the company was rebranded as Highlander Tool to eliminate any market confusion between the company and the “Thackray” organization.

Our Company

Quality Products - Excellent Support

Personal Customer Service

Quick response to ensure hassle-free service and continuous satisfaction.


Diversified products made to last offered at an affordable price.


Dedicated relationships built on honesty and reliability for years.

Optimal Regional Coverage

Servicing tools to companies across Western Pennsylvania.

Delivering Innovation

Our Business & Focus


At Highlander Tool, our primary focus is representing the broadest possible range of
cutting tools and accessories for the many prominent and diverse Laurel Highland-area industries.


Our primary focus is to represent the broadest possible line of high performance cutting tools and allied equipment. As an integral supply chain partner, our goal is to provide each customer with the broadest selection of products to help match the right product to the right application.

Possessing a wealth of machining industry product knowledge, we carefully review and evaluate each manufacturer’s product offering. This assures that the items you purchase will perform “as advertised” so that our customers realize the best performance value for every dollar invested.

We also recognize that product solutions are only part of our commitment to our hard working customers…beyond offering the best in product selection, our goal is to earn your business by supporting all products we represent with the best in professional and knowledgeable application support.

You’ve no doubt run across plenty of distributors who are nothing more than order takers. At Highlander Tool our focus is doing whatever we can to help take your business to the next level though smart product procurement and the best application of those products to give you a strategic advantage.

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