Northern States Fishing Tools was started in 1978 by three men, Alfred Brown, Lloyd Brown and Irv Nofsker out of a small shop in Watford City, ND. They eventually moved to a larger shop, which has been their location since 1985. Billy Carson continues the Northern States™ tradition today. For 40 years, Northern States has serviced the Williston Basin with fishing and rental tools. In 2012, we expanded our downhole tool selection to include packers, plugs and thru tubing equipment. We have the expert knowledge to give you satisfying results based on your specific needs. Trust us to give you the best tools and services, all at competitive prices.