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The journey to operational excellence

You're evolving. So are we. 


The Align story starts
with ToolWatch


ToolWatch founder Don Kafka was fed up with losing track of his expensive tools, but he couldn’t find a ready-to-use solution. So he built one—and laid the foundation for Align.

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From a tool tracking solution to a
comprehensive construction operations platform


ToolWatch founded with tool tracking app

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ToolWatch creates first construction operations solutions platform

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Riverside Company invests in ToolWatch growth

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Safety Reports joins ToolWatch

construction worker working at job site


busybusy joins ToolWatch

construction worker working at job site


Align Technologies brand replaces ToolWatch to communicate the full scope of the company's expertise 

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Don Kafka knew that his wasn’t the only business that needed a better way to track tools and that missing tools was only the first operations challenge he wanted to help solve. ToolWatch evolved from a tool-tracking system to a comprehensive construction operations platform that could enable customers to run their businesses more efficiently, cost-effectively, and profitably.


In 2021, ToolWatch welcomed investment partner Riverside Company and took the strategy to the next level, acquiring and adding one of the industry’s leading safety and compliance solutions to the platform. Then, in 2023, ToolWatch acquired busybusy and add the industry’s most innovative construction workforce management solution.

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male construction worker smiling


Today, we’re called Align Technologies, a name that signals the full depth and breadth of the solutions, services, and expertise we offer. And more than 30 years on, we honor our founders’ commitment, innovating and expanding so you can power the people behind your projects.


“With Align we make the most of all our tools and equipment because we can account for every piece at any moment in time.”


Martin L.
Shop Manager


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