Council Tool Company remains on the cutting edge after 125 years

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John Pickett Council founded Council Tool in 1886, producing special metal bars used to extract resin from pine trees to make tar and turpentine — tools that were far superior to other tools available in those times.
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Today Council Tool Company manufactures a wide range of professional products includes axes, picks, mauls, mattocks, striking tools, shrubbing tools, digging tools, wood-splitting tools, forged bars, C-clamps and a variety of specialty tools.
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Council Tool offers the country’s premier line of heavy-duty, American-made tools for forestry applications and for fighting wildfires. They serve industries ranging from law enforcement to landscaping—any industry that requires heavy-duty hand tools.

Today, Council Tool is still a family owned and managed business, led by the fourth generation of the Council family.

John P. Council, founder of the company, is the Great-Grandfather of the Council family that now runs the company.

John P. Council, founder of the company, is the Great-Grandfather of the Council family that now runs the company.

The Councils recently looked again to their IT Support company, Hooks Systems of Wilmington, NC, to keep their technology modern and efficient. Hooks Systems recently installed a new 64-bit Windows Terminal Server to provide the fastest remote desktop experience for their road warriors and remote users..

Hooks Systems also provides 24 x 7 monitoring and maintenance of the Council Tools network utilizing their IT RemoteCare Services.