Metric Fasteners in the USA

Metric Fasteners in the USA

While the rest of the world embraces the metric system for fastener sizing, the United States still prefers the familiar system of measurement known as the “US customary units,” also referred to as “English” units. For a brief moment in the mid-1970s it appeared that...
Steel vs. Stainless Steel: Which Fastener is Right for You?

Steel vs. Stainless Steel: Which Fastener is Right for You?

The pros and cons of stainless steel versus plain steel fasteners come up all the time when we discuss which type of fastener is best suited for a client’s application. They’re both reliable, hard-working alloys and they both have certain jobs for which they are...
Why fasteners are so important in these tough times

Why fasteners are so important in these tough times

Fasteners might not come quickly to mind when discussing essential products during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but in fact fasteners play a crucial role in our collective response to this crisis. Without these critical components necessary for the assembly of...
The Importance of Plating Finishes on Fasteners

The Importance of Plating Finishes on Fasteners

Fasteners come not only in a wide array of shapes, materials, and sizes, they also come in a variety of plated or coated finishes. The reason for this is not just aesthetic – fasteners are the one product that comes in contact with an equally wide range of dissimilar...
COVID-19 and the Fastener Supply Chain

COVID-19 and the Fastener Supply Chain

There is no question that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having far-reaching effects on industries, businesses, and production. As international and domestic trade slows, businesses shut down for extended periods of time, and current inventories of raw materials and...