Founder, Cecil “Jim” Steele
Forest Tool Company, Inc. was established July 1, 1970 in Birmingham, Alabama by Cecil and Virginia Steele. For over 50 years, we have been a family owned and operated business. Over the years Forest Tool has become one of the top aftermarket manufacturers producing quality parts for the Sawmill and Paper Mill industries at a fraction of the cost. We work closely with the OEM manufacturers to ensure our production is always up to date and accurate.
In support of this statement, we proudly point out our pioneering role in the design and manufacture of carbide surfacing of tools – a process that greatly improved on the life and durability of replacement parts for debarkers and chippers. The use of our carbide hard-surfaced parts has not only reduced the maintenance costs of original equipment but has also improved the performance of such equipment.
One great achievement of Forest Tool is the all-steel debarker head – a head that is engineered to replace the aluminum style head.
In these days of increased costs for equipment and maintenance, we invite you to check with us for the rebuilding or replacement of heads, tools, feed rolls, anvils, shafts, and hardware. Whatever your needs, you will be pleased with the superior craftsmanship, service, and savings that Forest Tool Company provides.
We guarantee it!