Kendeco Tool Crib is now BlackHawk Industrial

BlackHawk Industrial

Kendeco is now BlackHawk Industrial! Our new website is at Please register and if you have any questions, feel free to contact your BlackHawk Industrial Account Manager.

Kendeco History
Kendeco is an integrated, multi-channel distributor founded in 1969 on a philosophy of “Commitment to Excellence”. This philosophy is an essential part of our business environment and success. As a leader in industrial distribution serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, Kendeco has become synonymous with quality products, advanced tooling and procurement solutions, and service above all.

Our office and warehouse is centrally located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We also have sales support locations in Fargo, ND; Watertown, SD and Rochester, MN. As one of the regions leading industrial distributors, we specialize in cutting tools, abrasives, safety supplies and much more. We provide our customers unmatched technical expertise which can significantly impact your operation. Our procurement solutions will help streamline your processes while improving productivity and reducing acquisition costs.

Our original “Commitment to Excellence” philosophy enabled us to evolve into an ISO certified company in 1995. We are proud to say we have maintained our certification and are now certified to ISO 9001:2000, without design. Kendeco has a team of employees who are committed to quality and fully support our quality system. We measure many aspects of our operational functions that directly affect our customers and review them monthly to evaluate our progress. We continually review our processes, procedures, customer demands, error rates and vendor service for areas of improvement and consistency. Using a continual improvement philosophy, we are able to consistently exceed customer expectations. We are proud of our reputation as a cutting tools and abrasives specialist that achieves total customer satisfaction.

With hundreds of vendor lines available to chose from and unsurpassed service levels and automated ordering options, Kendeco is the partner of choice for many manufacturing facilities.

On March 12, 2012 BlackHawk Industrial announced the acquisition of Kendeco.

BlackHawk Core Values
Commitment to Excellence | We strive to exceed customer expectations!
Amazement Through Service | If it’s worth doing, do it with exclamation!
Embrace Constant Change, Experience the Journey | Change is inevitable for a growing company.
Create, Have, and Share Fun | Embrace daily adventure and be unconventional.
Pursue Growth and Learning | Care about your future.
Exemplify Honesty and Integrity Above All Else | Listen and be a good communicator.
Treat Your Team as Valued, Respected, and Trusted Family Members | More than just a team – we are family.
Do More With Less, Explore All Options | Be earnest about the operations of your business.
Perseverance: Be Passionate, Determined, and Tenacious | Be inspired and believe in yourself.