Our Story

AMERICAN MANUFACTURING
We are in our third-generation as a family-owned and operated business. Eric Bentlage was a skilled machinist who planted his roots in American automotive manufacturing in Detroit, Michigan. His passion for entrepreneurship and his skilled machinist capabilities drove his success in American manufacturing. Together with his son, Roger, they proudly built a state-of-the-art manufacturing business with cutting-edge technology in Detroit and then developed the John L. Alexander, Inc. business. From that point forward, Eric and his son Roger operated John L. Alexander, Inc. from the northern Detroit suburb of Troy, MI.

VETERAN OWNED & OPERATED
Roger was skilled machinist and took part in manufacturing the Nielsen Transfer Screws. Roger also served as a U.S. Navy Officer and Pilot for over 32 years. Roger’s two sons, Eric and Brad, have both led Alexander Tool & Supply Company over the last 20 years. After earning a degree in business and serving 10 years as an active duty U.S. Air Force Officer and Navigator, Brad now exclusively owns and operates Alexander Tool & Supply Company.

MADE IN DETROIT
We continue to produce our products in Detroit because that is home for us. Detroit is at the heart of American manufacturing. It is this proud heritage that motivates and drives us to improve each day. As we move forward in a more technologically advanced generation, we look to expand our mission and product offerings to be more diverse and agile for the customers we serve.

The image above is of Wyndham Industries, a larger manufacturing business that Eric Bentlage (first family owner of John L. Alexander, Inc.) owned with his son, Roger, and housed the Alexander business.

The images above were produced by Wyndham Industries, a larger manufacturing business that Eric Bentlage (first family owner of John L. Alexander, Inc.) owned with his son, Roger, and housed the Alexander business.

Our Mission

To supply the best American-made products and supplies to industries around the World in a way that improves worker safety, their productivity and workplace performance.

Our Vision

Grow aggressively by expanding our product portfolio Our vision is to leverage 80 years of American manufacturing  precision tools and supplying distributors and greatly expanding our product lines so we can share our American quality products with the rest of the World.

Since 1937, Alexander Tool & Supply has been deeply rooted in American manufacturing. We are a veteran owned family business focused on supplying specialty tooling to the aerospace, automotive and aviation industries.

Alexander Tool & Supply Co

Minneapolis, MN

Email:  info@alexandertool.com

Phone:  (248) 310-3284

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