About Us

About Us

Skookum Tools Ltd. came into being in 2000, born of a drive for independence and a willingness to serve. The fundamental aim of Skookum Tools was to provide a higher degree of services in industrial supply; to succeed through developing positive relationships and exceeding expectations.

The concept for Skookum Tools is simple – provide trades people with reliable product and services at their convenience. Skookum President and Founder Rob McDonald understood that if Skookum Tools could provide these products quickly and without complication, the industrial client would come to rely on that level of service.

Initially Skookum Tools Ltd. served our clients with mobile tool trucks, however as the years passed by, it became evident that we needed to change our business model to best serve our clients. Therefore in 2013, Skookum Tools launched our E-commerce store at www.onlinesupply.ca. Thus providing our clients with the ability to check prices, stock and order product 24/7. A while later, we partnered with another online industrial supplier to bring you Canada’s Tool Crib® expanding our product availability to over 250,000 sku’s!

Skookum Tools sources quality products from reputable vendors, providing  customers with easy affordable access to the supplies they need to get the job done.

Backed by over 25 years of sales and management experience in the industrial supply industry, Skookum provides industrial consumable goods to the wood, metal and fiberglass trades, including:

  • Metal Fabrication – welders, sheet metal, machine shop
  • Woodworking – millwork, pulp & paper mills, lumber, furniture, signs, carvers, turners
  • Cabinet Making – kitchen, commercial, countertop
  • Marine – both new construction and repair
  • Aerospace – also new construction and repair
  • Automotive – repair, auto body
  • Construction – home, commercial
  • Maintenance – city, municipal, school board, institutional, military, mills

The name “Skookum” is a Chinook word meaning “strong”, the cornerstone for the success of our business. Strong relationships with customers, products designed for industrial use, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to look after the customer is what Skookum Tools is all about.

The Skookum Objective:

To be our customers’ preferred supplier by surpassing expectations in all areas of business, especially “on-time delivery” of goods and services.

Robert McDonald, President
Skookum Tools Ltd.
Aug 1, 2000