Industrial Supply Company in Pennsylvania

Colburn Industrial Supply

The Colburn’s raised 5 generations of their family in the Williamsport region of Central Pennsylvania. The founder of Colburn Industrial Supply was James J. Colburn. After graduating Williamsport Area Community College (now PA College of Technology) with an engineering degree, he joined the Tool Design Dept at Avco Corp.  There under his father’s tutelage he advanced his skills of tool making and design.  Today we know Avco as Lycoming Engines, The Brain Power behind general aviation. Jim eventually became a sales engineer and took to the road for several years selling industrial cutting tools to manufacturers across Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and New Jersey.  He and his family returned to Williamsport and started Colburn Industrial Supply in 1972.

Judy (Colburn) Altier joined the family business during her high school years and took over when dad retired. Today, over 40 years working with Colburn customers, she has become the industrial tooling expert in the region by learning the intricate details of all types of cutting tools, abrasive products and metalworking fluids used by manufacturers.  In 2015, Judy met Michael Flood of Robert F. Flood Supply while he was visiting with his clients in the region. Michael’s grandfather started their family business in 1968 to serve Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Maryland.

Industrial Tool Suppliers Join Forces

“His enthusiasm for industrial tools and supporting the manufacturers he works with was a breath of fresh air.” Said Judy Altier.

After a few more conversations about product lines, supporting clients’ needs and the importance family, the two families joined forces and it has been a perfect match that will allow us an opportunity to all grow well into the future. Judy remains as your Industrial tooling expert and continues to help you source your maintenance, repair and operating supplies (MRO Supplies)

MRO Supply Products We Carry

In addition to being your resource for abrasives, cutting tools, coolants, CNC machining tools, workholding products Colburn Industrial Supply carries an extensive line of

  • Safety Equipment Supplies and Signage
  • Industrial Maintenance Equipment
  • Protective Eyewear
  • Welding Gear