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Top 10 fastener companies in the U.S.

Posted by IndustryNet on Friday, May 19, 2017

100000006_clamp-1442022_960_720Overall, 2016 was a productive year for the U.S. fastener industry. Millions of fasteners were fabricated, sold and distributed to American manufacturers across all sectors. Data compiled by IndustryNet show how well the top 10 fastener companies in the U.S. performed this year.

Top 10 U.S. fastener companies by employment

Despite challenges in the global manufacturing market, fastener companies in the U.S. fared well in 2016, especially manufacturers that supply aerospace and defense companies. Based on a total number of employees, the top 10 fastener companies in 2016 were:

  1. MNP Corp.
  2. YKK (U.S.A) Inc.
  3. Indiana Automotive Fasteners, Inc.
  4. Velcro USA, Inc.
  5. Stanley Engineered Fasteners & Infastech Operations
  6. Infastech Decorah, LLC
  7. MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions: Metform
  8. Piolax Corp.
  9. SFS Group U.S.A., Inc.
  10. Southco, Inc.

Looking closely at the data, it's easy to see that employment held steady for U.S. fastener companies.

IndustryNet data show that MNP Corp. employed 1,200 workers, and YKK (USA) employed about 750 workers at their Macon, GA location.

Approximately 700 workers were employed by Indiana Automotive Fasteners, and Velcro USA ranked in the same tier as these companies as well, employing 500.

Rounding out the top 10, Stanley Engineered Fasteners, Infastech Decorah, LLC and MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions each employed 400-450 workers. Comparing these figures with the top 10 U.S. fastener companies by square footage reveals further insights.

Top 10 U.S. fastener companies by square footage 100000006_nuts bolts 2

From a different perspective, the top 10 U.S. fastener companies by square footage were:

  1. YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.
  2. SPS Technologies LLC
  3. MNP Precision Parts LLC
  4. Brunner Mfg. Co. Inc.
  5. PennEngineering
  6. LEP Special Fasteners Inc.
  7. OMG Inc.
  8. Nucor Fastener Division
  9. Cold Heading Co.
  10. All-Pro Fasteners Inc

Certainly, it's worth noting that YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. was one of the only fastener companies to make both top 10 lists. Today, facilities at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. span a total of 2,500,000 square feet. In fact, YKK's square footage is nearly four times the next top performer, SPS Technologies LLC, which spans 680,000 square feet of shop space.

Diving deeper into the data, companies that reported square footage of 500,000 or greater comprised the next tier. MNP Precision Parts LLC, Brunner Mfg. Co. Inc. and PennEngineering ranked similarly.

Facilities at LEP Special Fasteners Inc. and OMG Inc. spanned 436,000 square feet and 450,000 square feet respectively. The final tier included Nucor Fastener Division, Cold Heading Co. and All-Pro Fasteners Inc., all of which maintained facilities spanning over 350,000 square feet.

IndustyNet provides detailed listings of all U.S. fastener companies for those interested in deeper analyses.

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