American National Carbide

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American National Carbide
Privately held company
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1970
Headquarters Tomball, Texas
Key people
D. Greg Stroud, President & CEO
Jack Leared, VP of Manufacturing
Products Tungsten carbide products

American National Carbide is a privately held company that manufactures tungsten carbide products and is headquartered in Tomball, Texas, which is just northwest of Houston. Also known as "ANC," the company specializes in the production of finished carbide tools for metalworking,[1] rock drilling,[2] and wear applications and is one of a few companies worldwide that is able to recycle tungsten carbide scrap into raw material.[3] ANC, a member of the United States Cutting Tool Institute,[4] was founded in 1970 and sells its products worldwide.

In June 2012, American National Carbide announced a $2.5 million expansion of its raw material production operation.[5]


American National Carbide products:

  • ISO- and ANSI-standard indexable metalworking inserts for turning, milling, threading, grooving, drilling and parting applications
  • ISO- and ANSI-standard shims and chipbreakers for metalworking operations
  • Unfinished blanks for metalworking inserts and brazed tools
  • Inserts for rock drilling and mining, including compacts, nozzles, stabilizers, and hardfacing material
  • Cutting and wear products for the primary and secondary wood processing industries
  • Specialized cutting tools for brake drum turning, railwheel truing, bar peeling, and small hole boring
  • Blended tungsten carbide-cobalt powders for cemented carbide manufacturers and the plasma spray industry


  1. ^ "American National Carbide Introduces New Turning Inserts, American National Carbide". Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  2. ^ "American National Carbide Co. | SupplyMine". 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  3. ^ "American National Carbide Tomball, Texas, TX 77375-6669". Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  4. ^ "USCTI Members Only - USCIT Member". Archived from the original on 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  5. ^ Dominguez, Catherine (2012-06-22). "Tomball business to begin $2.5 million expansion this summer - Your Houston News: News". Your Houston News. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 

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