GWS Tool group buys North American Tool Corp.

GWS Tool group buys North American Tool Corp.

NATC supplies special taps, dies, gages.


Tavares, Florida – GWS Tool Group has acquired North American Tool Corp. (NATC). They represent the second add-on acquisition in 2020 for GWS.

Located in Northern Illinois, NATC supplies special taps, dies, and gages. From solid carbide threadmills to high-speed steel taps and thread gages, it delivers high-quality specialized threading tools purpose-built for applications across multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and general engineering.

With the addition of NATC, GWS strengthens its offerings of multi-disciplinary, high-performance custom cutting tools.

“NATC is an exciting add for us,” said Rick McIntyre, GWS’ CEO. “Their customer service model is one of the best in the business and their focus in taps and threadmills fits in like a perfect puzzle piece to our dynamic and holistic offering. “

Curt Lansbery, NATC president and CEO, added, “A customer-centric approach to business rooted in a commitment to quality and quick delivery marry perfectly with our model here at NATC. We have no doubt that this move to join GWS will be positive for our associates and will ensure the continued growth of the legacy that we have worked to develop.”

The team at NATC will continue to operate from the Illinois facility as a manufacturing arm of GWS Tool Group, and the company expresses intent toward continued investment in the facility, machinery, equipment, and human resources.