About Kipper Tool Company
KIPPERTOOL® IS A WOMAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS THAT:
- Designs, manufactures, and sustains custom tool kits
- Engineers customer driven solutions for everyday challenges
- Provides Industrial quality tools and equipment
KIPPERTOOL quality products enable our customers to perform their jobs better, faster, and safer.
About Kipper Tool Company
KIPPERTOOL® - Kipper Tool Company (KTC) is an American Woman-Owned Small Business with a corporate office and warehouse facility in Gainesville, GA. Established in 1994, KIPPERTOOL is an authorized distributor for over 300 tool and industrial supply manufacturers. KTC is committed to providing industrial quality tools of all types to business, industry, and government agencies. KTC has been assisting the U.S. military transform and modernize to meet their critical requirements both domestically and overseas for over ten years. Today the core of KIPPERTOOL business, and the area in which we are most proud, is our support for the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen of our United States Armed Forces
With an eye to the future and in support of the transformation and modernization effort, KTC quickly became an industry leader specialized in the configuration, assembly, management and sustainment of tool systems, sets, and kits that increase productivity, efficiency, and standardization. KIPPERTOOL understands that the successful accomplishment of every mission is linked to one or more sets, kits, or outfits (SKOs) containing the soldier's tools of the trade. SKOs are force multipliers that allow the Soldier, Sailors, Marines and Airmen of our Armed Forces to perform individual tasks such as assembly, operation, maintenance, repair, packing, and lighting. Kipper is focused on finding and providing the tool, SKO, or special equipment needs for each customer and we take great pride in ensuring the right fit, form, and function of every set we produce.
In 1995, the U.S. Army School of Engineers at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, requested that KTC assist in upgrading outdated sets, kits, and outfits (SKO). The result of the SKO upgrade proved to be quite a positive advancement for the Army Engineers. New and modernized SKOs, like the Carpenter Platoon Kit and the Pioneer Land Clearing (Bobcat) Kit, have repeatedly proven that the use of state-of-the-art tools can accelerate the accomplishment of missions. KTC has received numerous awards and commendations from combat commands for the proven capability of these systems.
KIPPERTOOL is working diligently with both the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM - Fort Lee) and Product Manager, Sets, Kits Outfits and Tools ( PM SKOT- Rock Island) to continuously improve and upgrade the quality of existing components and consistency of products, and to improve mobility and provide enhancements for rapid inventory and accountability of kit components. As a result, KIPPERTOOL has received 2 of the largest contract awards the US Army has ever made to a Woman-Owned Small Business for our General Mechanics Tool Kit and the new Standard Automotive Tool Set.
The KIPPERTOOL - General Mechanics Tool Kit (GMTK) is the cornerstone of the SKO program. The GMTK is one of the military's principal required tool systems and Kipper has fielded over 57,000 of the GMTK in service today. When redesigning the tool box for the GMTK, the Kipper configuration revolutionized the SKO approach. After rigorous testing and proven on-the-job reliability, the KTC GMTK System can be found in the hands of the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen of our Armed Forces around the world today. KTC also provides a number of SKO through the General Services Administration and the Defense Logistics Agency for management and distribution throughout the Department of Defense.
The Standard Automotive Tool Set (SATS) contract was awarded to KTC in May of 2004. SATS is replacing the large outdated Organizational Direct Support and General Support Tool Kits known as the "SHOP EQUIPMENT, AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR: ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE, COMMON NO.1" with supplements. In order to provide SATS to the US Army, Kipper has teamed with AAR Mobility System to provide a state of the art mobile tool shelter. SATS is constructed with all the benefits of the GMTK but on a much larger scale. It is engineered in three modules to meet the need of each level of maintenance.
To meet the needs of its growing government customer base KTC recently moved its headquarters into a new 300,000 square foot facility. The new facility provides necessary space for the continuous expansion of the Kipper Companies which includes Kipper Tool Company and Kipper Technologies, Kipper Media, and Kipper Logistics Systems International, and our 16,000 square foot walk-in retail store.
KIPPERTOOL proudly supports America's Force and champions the ideal of "Made in the USA".