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    Maintenance at Fastco

    Keeping heavy machinery such as cold heading equipment up and operational is no small task. At Fastco, we have an entire department of machine repair & preventive maintenance technicians, along with an onsite electrician that help keep our cold headers, thread rolling machines, inspection equipment, and general facilities running smoothly and efficiently. Fastco’s maintenance department […]
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    Fastener Manufacturing Growth

    It has been a rough couple years, especially for many of us in the fastener manufacturing business. Is there a hope on the horizon? Supply Chain Woes Led to Slow Fastener Manufacturing Growth In the last five years, the fastener manufacturing industry has only grown 0.1% on average per year. Obviously, the global COVID-19 pandemic […]
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    Cold Heading Quality Steel

    At Fastco, we manufacture cold headed fasteners with steel. We’ve done some dabbling with other materials, such as aluminum and brass, but the vast majority of our work is with steel – carbon, alloy, and stainless steel. What Is Cold Heading Quality Steel? Cold Heading Quality Steel (CHQ Steel) requires a particular raw material chemistry […]
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    The Growth of Solar Manufacturing

    For more than 50 years, Fastco’s primary industry has been automotive. As we look to diversify our products, we’ve moved into supplying fasteners for the construction, material handling, agriculture, and furniture industries. Now, we’re launching full-steam (full-sun?) ahead into supplying fasteners for solar panel manufacturing.   Renewable Energy Renewable energy solutions are the future. The […]
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    It’s a Great Time to Be an Employee

    It’s a Great Time to Be an Employee by Bruce Tap Why is it a great time to be an employee?   Right now, there are rumors of a recession or a business slowdown. But unlike the Great Recession of 2008/2009, the unemployment and job outlook right now looks promising. In fact, most experts argue […]
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    Fastener Features – MAThread® and MATpoint®

    Fastener Features – MAThread® and MATpoint® Fastco is MAThread® and MATpoint® licensed. These patented thread types are heavily relied upon in automotive applications because they eliminate seizing and jamming of fasteners with anti-cross thread technology. This is especially beneficial for difficult, high-volume assemblies, reducing cost by eliminating the need for expensive reworks caused by cross […]
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