Fastenal was founded in 1967 in Winona, MN by company Chairman, Bob Kierlin. From this beginning, Fastenal has expanded to become the fastest growing full line industrial distributor and is now the largest fastener distributor in the nation. Their service oriented business network currently includes an in house Manufacturing Division, a product Quality Assurance and Engineering Department, a strategic system of 12 Distribution Centers in the U.S. a fleet of over 275 company owned semi trucks and trailers and over 1800 Store sites.
They provide many types of services like Band saw Welding, Custom Chain Slings, Custom Manufacturing, Custom Packaging, Engineering Services, and Hose Crimping etc. Fastenal owns and operates over 1800 stores with locations in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Europe, and China. Each store utilizes local inventory, outside sales staff and on site delivery vehicles to help save you time and money.
Fastenal provides extensive employee training to ensure exceptional customer support for each product line. They believe that, as new product categories are added, trained personnel must be available to support changing customer needs. With this in mind, they pledge to remain specialists not generalists in each of the products they bring to the market.
Fastenal is the premiere Fastener Distributor in North America. They couple their extensive product offering with a complete selection of Vendor Managed Inventory programs. Their unique approach sets the benchmark for distributors serving MRO, OEM and Construction markets. Within the fastener category, they specialize in threaded fasteners and accessories for use in both industrial and commercial applications. Their Fastening Systems include Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Socket Products, Washers, Concrete Anchoring Systems, Construction Adhesives, Fire Stop and a complete Strut, Pipe.
Fastenal realizes that the specialized needs of its customers include not only premium products, but also a wide range of services. Their Services Division was developed in keeping with the company's mission to meet all their customerÃƒ‚Ã¢€Ã¢„Ãƒ‚¢s needs.
Fastenal is a service based corporation where a typical workday is the exception, rather than the rule. Fastenal employees are challenged with new and diverse job responsibilities each day, finding themselves performing Sales, Purchasing or Shipping duties as needed. Jobs at Fastenal are certainly focused, but employees are encouraged to branch out and tackle new unique challenges whenever the opportunity presents itself. Shared learning translates to greater efficiencies that create customer value.
Fastenal CoPosted on Apr 18, 2006