A Mighty Role: Made in Mobile, Threaded Fasteners Inc. Now Operates in Nine U.S. Cities in Five States with Distribution Points Across North America

MOBILE, Ala. (November 1, 2017) — There’s a company in Mobile where men and women manufacture and distribute nuts, bolts and screws that are packaged and sold to industries across North America. While the threaded fasteners can be as small as one-eighth inch in diameter, they play a mighty role in holding buildings together, making sure giant utility towers stay bolted to the ground and keeping hurricane shutters firmly in place during powerful storms.

Threaded Fasteners Inc. (TFI) — a 140-member employee-owned firm — operates a manufacturing plant in Semmes, Ala., where anchor bolts and specialty headed products are built by local crews on two-shifts to meet the growing demand for quality materials.

Founded in 1979 by brothers-in-law Frank Martin and Steve Sholtis and a handful of staff members and investors, Threaded Fasteners has grown from modest beginnings (a chop saw and a rigid pipe threader in a borrowed warehouse) to become one of the largest fastener manufacturers and steel bolt distributors in the southeast.Continue reading

Mobile, Ala.-based Threaded Fasteners Inc. Expands its Reach with Acquisition of Stateline Fasteners in Rossville, Ga.

Mobile, AL (October 12, 2017) –Threaded Fasteners, Inc. (TFI), an employee owned business specializing in the manufacturing, custom packaging and distribution of steel fasteners recently welcomed Stateline Fasteners of Rossville, Ga., to its growing family of businesses.

“Stateline’s entire team will be joining forces with the TFI team already established in Chattanooga, Tenn., to serve our expanding market in Tennessee and north Georgia,” said Billy Duren, president of Threaded Fasteners, Inc. “Stateline’s staff brings a wealth of knowledge to our company. With this new customer-base we look forward to broadening our footprint in the region.”

Opened in 2016, TFI’s Chattanooga office is located at 806 N. Holtzclaw Ave., Suite A. Stateline’s previous staff members are now working at this location. Inventory from the Georgia business also has been acquired by Threaded Fasteners. The TFI Chattanooga branch team can be contacted by email at infochattanooga@tfmfg.com or by calling 423-803-5535.

Founded in 1979 in Mobile, Ala., TFI marks 38 years in business in 2017 as the firm continues to expand operations and launch new ventures. With more than 140 dedicated employee owners, Threaded Fasteners has 181,000 square feet of warehouse space with over 42 million individual parts in stock at its locations in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Oklahoma and Tennessee to meet the global needs of its customers.

Threaded Fasteners, Inc. Team Members Tapped to Serve on Manufacture Alabama Committees Including Workforce Development

Mobile, Alabama (September 22, 2017) – Todd Hoffman, Director of Corporate Operations for Mobile, Ala.-based Threaded Fasteners, Inc., has been selected to serve on a committee with Manufacture Alabama, a state trade association that works to enhance opportunities for manufacturers across the state. Hoffman is slated to join the committee for Workforce Development and Human Resources for multi-year terms.

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Photo: Todd Hoffman

“The workforce development component typically consists of working with schools and secondary education institutions to better prepare students for jobs in manufacturing,” Hoffman said. “On the HR side, participants hear from Manufacture Alabama members and other experts about rules, regulations and sometimes complicated legal matters pertinent to HR professionals in manufacturing.”

Alabama is home to more than 5,200 manufacturing, assembly and processing firms that employ more than 312,000 people and export $8.3 billion in products and services, according to the Alabama Development Office. Manufacturing’s contribution to Alabama’s economy is more than $27 billion annually, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

Other Threaded Fasteners team members also represent the Mobile, Ala.-based manufacturer of quality nuts and bolts by serving with the trade association. Threaded Fasteners Corporate Counsel, Brian Pugh serves on MA’s Corporate Counsel Committee, while Jerrad Douberly, Vice President of Commercial Sales for TFI, previously served on the Economic Growth and Expansion Committee.

“The committee meetings offer members an opportunity to discuss ideas, ask questions and exchange best practices with manufacturing peers from across Alabama,” Hoffman said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”Continue reading

Threaded Fasteners, Inc. Marks 38 Years in Business with New Website Featuring its People and Products

Mobile, AL (September 22, 2017) – Founded in 1979 in Mobile, Ala., Threaded Fasteners, Inc. (TFI) marks 38 years in business this year as the employee-owned firm continues to expand operations and launch new ventures. To share more information about TFI, its team members, and the quality products it manufactures, packages and distributes, a new website launched this week:  https://threadedfast1.wpengine.com

On the home page, visitors will find a video that shows what goes on inside several of TFI’s eight locations: men and women hard at work, manufacturing quality nuts and bolts for distribution across North America. There’s also a timeline noting milestones and information about the Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation which contributed to more than 50 non-profit organizations locally and in the seven other cities spanning five states where TFI has offices.

With more than 140 dedicated employee owners, Threaded Fasteners maintains $4.5 million worth of inventory across six distribution warehouses, from Alabama to Mississippi, Florida, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, to meet the global needs of our customers from industries including power generating utilities, chemical and electrical, commercial marine construction, stainless steel fabricators, metal building manufacturers and Department of Transportation (DOT) fabricators.

Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation To Host 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament In Support Of Team Focus

Local Businesses Respond to Sponsorship Opportunities

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Mobile, AL (September 21, 2017) – The 11th Annual Threaded Fasteners Inc. Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Team Focus is planned for Saturday, Oct. 7 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile. 

Threaded Fasteners Charity Golf Tournament organizers are especially grateful to local businesses that have generously stepped up as sponsors for this important charity event benefitting Team Focus including:

Current Sponsors include:

  • Hub International · SFS Intec USA
  • Stelfast · Hunt Consulting Services
  • Atlantic Coast Fasteners Inc. · BB&T Bank
  • Unytite Inc.

Various levels of sponsorship opportunities remain available, as follows:

  • · Ace Team ($1000): Includes banner, hole sponsorship, special recognition, 4 golfers, breakfast, lunch and tournament favors.
  • Eagle Team ($700): Includes hole sponsorship, 4 golfers, breakfast, lunch and tournament favors.
  • Birdie Team ($500: Includes hole sponsorship, 2 golfers, breakfast, lunch and tournament favors.
  • Par Team ($100): Includes one golfer, breakfast, lunch and tournament favors.
  • Hole sponsor ($250): Includes sponsorship sign/recognition at hole.

“Team Focus truly appreciates the past 10 years of support from Threaded Fasteners, but we receive so much more than finances from this generous company,” Mike Gottfried said. “The remarkable relationships we have developed with the people who work there demonstrate their strong desire to help our young men become leaders in their communities.” (Photo: Mike Gottfried)Continue reading

Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation to Host 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in Support of Team Focus

team focus logoMobile, AL (August 29, 2017) – The 11th Annual Threaded Fasteners Inc. Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Team Focus is planned for Saturday, Oct. 7 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile. 

“The Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation is proud to partner with Team Focus in helping to support their organization as they change the lives of fatherless young men,” said Todd Hoffman, spokesman for Threaded Fasteners. “Team Focus’ work is vitally important in this day and age. Coaching young men to be respectable, contributing citizens has literally changed Mobile and the other areas Team Focus’ serves for the better.”

The cost to take part in the tournament is $100 per person. The entry fee includes breakfast, tournament favors and lunch sponsored by Wintzell’s Oyster House. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. followed by a shotgun tee-off at 8 a.m. Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. to ensure enough time to register. Early bird registration extends through Sept. 15, and guarantees golfers a tournament shirt, organizers said.

Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Team Focus, which was founded in 2000 in Mobile by Mike Gottfried and his wife, Mickey, to help boys ages 10 to 18 who lack father figures in their lives. The mission of Team Focus is to provide a year-round program of support, encouragement and Godly values that foster the development of life skills in young men without active fathers by supporting the family structure. Team Focus uses role models and positive influences in mentoring, tutoring and other interactive initiatives to reach the youngsters. Team Focus has worked with more than 3,000 boys and young men since it was founded.  Continue reading