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Building Up Our Future Trades

Skilled Trades Advisory Council Foundation (STAC)

As a nation, we are facing a serious labor shortage within the skilled trades. The foundation was created in partnership with other individuals passionate about the trades to raise awareness of the trades and create opportunities for young folks to get involved. We provide resources and networks within essential professions such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, janitorial, construction and more.

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Toolfetch website mocked up on laptop on concrete edge.
Toolfetch full color logo

Tools of the Trade


Andrew is the CEO and co-founder alongside his brother of Toolfetch, one of the largest on-line eCommerce companies focused on tools, equipment, and safety supplies for the Industrial & Construction Supply Industry.

Toolfetch offers a wide variety of high-end construction equipment and supplies to industry professionals all over the world. With over 6,000 partnerships with the industry’s top brands and over 2,000,000 products ready for quick shipment, Toolfetch is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and customer satisfaction.

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Andrew Brown posing for camera with tan pullover crewneck sweater.

About Andrew

Backing Our Blue Collar Workers

A Dedicated Voice to the Blue Collar Trades

"I'm always a doer; I can't sit on my hands. I just want to help. That is why for the last 20+ years, I have been on a mission to advocate for the tradespeople after seeing what I saw first-hand at Ground Zero."

Andrew Brown

What Sparked Andrew's Commitment to the Trades

Today's Advocacy Inspired from Tragedy

I was 23 years old in New York City on September 11th, 2001. And much like most Americans, that day changed my life forever.

Expecting what should have been just another Tuesday… I, and all of us, were met with tragedy. I knew I had to do something. I called up an old friend and we headed to the trade center site in a big blue truck with an American flag waving proudly behind us. We weren’t really sure what we were going to be met with when we reached ground zero but what I saw deeply moved me.

A community of helpers. From EMS, to firefighters, to tradespeople. I was working back to back with those trying to make a difference and finding survivors. I was deeply moved by this experience personally and it really sparked my professional transition. From then on I knew I wanted to be a voice for the unsung heroes who dig deep each and every day to keep our communities thriving. I left my IT job and began my work advocating for the trades. That is when I decided to build Toolfetch alongside my brother.

Black and white image of Andrew Brown with brother and friend in back of pickup truck during 9/11
Black and white image of Andrew Brown standing over wreckage of 9/11 towers
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