A letter from the President- TFI Essential Business

April 3, 2020

To TFI Clients and Business Partners,

Several states have issued “shelter in place” and “stay at home” orders in recent days that affect non-essential businesses. This letter is confirmation that Threaded Fasteners, Inc is an essential business and that we will be staying open to support our client and business partners during this challenging time. Threaded Fasteners, Inc supplies essential products that support critical industries such as agriculture, transportation, energy, mining, and construction that are used by other essential businesses and operations as defined by the federal government.

It is imperative that we remain open during this time of urgency and uncertainty in order to support the critical and essential industries that rely on our products. We will maintain our excellent level of service so that our customers can meet and advance their needs.

We will continue to hold to strict policies regarding personal spacing protocols and individual hygiene to ensure the safety of our team. Where possible we have asked several members of our team to work from home in order to better create spacing and further limit exposure. 

If you have any questions are concerns, please do not hesitate to call us.



Billy Duren
President & CEO
Threaded Fasteners, INC.

A letter from the President regarding Threaded Fasteners COVID-19 Response

March 18, 2020

To our business partners,

The Threaded Fasteners mission is to create value in and for the people we serve, and we are continuing our mission during this time. Every location is open to receive and ship orders, we do not foresee any stop in this service. We do not anticipate any pauses in our supply chain nor our shipments. Our teams are taking every precaution to follow the current CDC regulations as they are updated. Our team is dedicated to serving our customers with the same level of quality that you have come to expect during our 41 years of service.


We have made the following adjustments to our procedures:

Walk In Business: For the safety of our employees and customers our walk-in business is currently paused. We will accept orders by phone, email, EDI, or website requests only and will furnish dock side service pickup for those orders.

Outside Sales: Our outside sales team will be working from our offices to support their local branches. They will continue to provide exceptional service to our customers as needed.

Office Guests: Our teams are asking that people refrain from entering our locations unless previously approved for the safety of our communities.

Shipments: All shipments will continue as scheduled. The safety of our drivers and our customers’ teams are our priority. Each driver has been asked to follow the requested procedures asked of them by customers and to follow all CDC recommended hygiene practices.


In closing, our mission has never been more relevant to these times, we will continue to create value in and for the people we serve. To all our employee owners and business partners our commitment remains the same. We are not expecting any disruption regarding the delivery of any of our products or services. We are monitoring all local, state, and federal authority’s recommendations regarding

COVID-19 and will follow those accordingly for us to make fact-based decisions.




Billy Duren

Uncle Henry Receives A Letter From An Attorney

February 19, 2020

Mobile’s Uncle Henry receives letter from a lawyer, sparks new friendship with Threaded Fasteners, Inc. as he joins Team Tighten Up

Mobile, Alabama (Feb. 19, 2020) Local radio personalities Randy Kennedy and Uncle Henry entered a battle of wills in the weeks leading to Kennedy’s appearance on the Uncle Henry show on Friday. Both radio stars have “Tightened Up” in various ways, using the phrase in segments on their own stations. New to the iHeart radio team, Kennedy told Uncle Henry of his Tighten Up Sports segments sponsored by Threaded Fasteners, Inc. Undeterred by this, Uncle Henry doubled down on his need to Tighten Up, continuing his segments on air. Due to this, the Threaded Fasteners, Inc. legal team decided to take matters into their own hands.


Before Randy Kennedy appeared on his new iHeart Station Sports Talk 99.5 on Monday, he appeared on Uncle Henry to talk sports, news, and to air the grievances between the two. Uncle Henry told his listeners that he has been Tightening Up for years after a comment was made to him by a local representative. His listeners want to know how he and they can tighten up in their lives.



Kennedy, after consulting with the Threaded Fasteners, Inc. team concluded there was no other way to resolve the issue other than legal action. An excerpt from the letter reads; “Threaded Fasteners, Inc. as the sole proprietor of the phrase TIGHTEN UP on local radio marketing claims exclusive ownership to this phrase and all uses of this phrase in perpetuity.” It continues, “Without waiving any of the foregoing rights, Threaded Fasteners, Inc. does hereby grant to you, ‘Uncle Henry’, unlimited privileges to borrow our phrase and the privilege of joining the TIGHTEN UP TEAM.” See Uncle Henry read the full letter here. (Begins at Min 31).



Today Threaded Fasteners, Inc inducts Uncle Henry as an official member of Team Tighten Up. Threaded Fasteners, Inc. Welcomes Uncle Henry to this exclusive group and encourages him to continue Tightening Up as often as he likes.


Uncle Henry becomes part of Threaded Fasteners, Inc. Team Tighten Up
Uncle Henry Joins Threaded Fasteners, Inc. Team Tighten Up After letter from an attorney.
Uncle Henry Officially Joins Team Tighten Up
Randy Kennedy, Uncle Henry, and Billy Duren take a picture in the IHeart Radio Sports Talk 99.5 Studio