When someone decides to step outside of the status quo and do something that is not necessarily within their wheelhouse of what they do then others are often quick to ask why. Milton Hershey hadn’t even created his milk chocolate formula before he began building one of the largest and most technologically advanced factories of its time. He was close to losing everything, having nothing to sell, and failing his dream. It was his vision that drove him to keep going when in the face of insurmountable odds against him. What drove him to continue? It was his vision to have a company that focused on improving the lives of everyone that worked for him. That dedication to his vision lead to the creation of one of the largest companies in the world. It is the vision not only in the company that he wanted to build, but in himself that created such a legacy.

In October, we are hosting an event in Mobile with Dr. Kevin Elko and I was asked last week why Threaded Fasteners was hosting a seminar for personal development. Our answer is also centered in our mission “to create value in and for the people we serve,” this event aligns with that mission and we are excited to extend our mission to a wider audience of people. We want to create value in the people that we serve and the way we do so is serving our values. If we begin to lose track of serving others, then we are losing track of our vision. It is that service to our team, others, and those in need that drives our vision. Threaded Fasteners is a company that serves a bigger purpose than profit, expanding our reach to develop others is a duty that we have as a company. We strive to create value in others, and this is one path that allow us to do so.

Personal development in others is in direct alignment with our vision. Branching out in these ways allows ourselves to grow as a company. We believe in Dr. Kevin Elko and what he stands for in the development of the person. It is the care for the whole person that drives us to be a company that supports the communities in which we live. If we do not immerse ourselves into these communities then we have lost track of our vision. 

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-Hali Gibson

January 5, 2018

Friends and colleagues,

We have great news to share. Threaded Fasteners is expanding again. For several months, our leadership team has been working with Bob Cornett, the founder and owner of Bolt & Nut Inc. in Tampa, Fla., to acquire his privately-held company.

Mr. Bob and his wife founded the business in 1977 and successfully ran the operation through the end of 2017. We felt honored that he selected Threaded Fasteners for this merger of two teams who value Christian principles, strong work ethics and excellent customer service.

On Jan. 5, 2018, the merger with Bolt & Nut Inc. was official. That means our staff already in Tampa will join forces with an additional 21 people on the manufacturing and sales teams there in a 50,000 square-foot space located near the University of South Florida and Bush Gardens. It’s a great new location for us and offers a wonderful opportunity to expand our reach in Florida and the Southeastern United States.

For more details about the Tampa acquisition, CLICK HERE to read our full news release or visit tfimanufacturing.com

We look forward to sharing more good news with you during 2018.


Billy Duren

November 22, 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Besides enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s a day when everyone can stop for a moment and reflect on what they have to be grateful for. I was telling one of our young team members recently, I never want to lose the sense of awe I feel about what we do. Even today, with more than 37 years here at Threaded Fasteners, I continue to feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for those we work with and those we serve. 

Our employee-owned company was blessed to be founded by two people who set great examples for all of us. Frank Martin and Steve Sholtis are men of integrity who believe in treating people fairly and sharing with others. They are givers. We were fortunate to be able to see our company receive blessings because of how Frank and Steve ran the business. Now, it’s our turn.

Today, through the Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation, we continue to support several charities close to our hearts. We also encourage our staff — and everyone else — to find ways to give back whenever they can. We do it because we have been blessed with resources and it’s the right thing to do. 

As Thanksgiving approaches, we hope you find time for reflection and much to be thankful for.
Billy Duren

Billy Duren, President and Chief Motivational Officer

September 19, 2017

As Threaded Fasteners Inc. (TFI) celebrates 38 years in business in 2017, our leadership team and everyone who works here continues to seek ways to strategically grow our 100 percent employee-owned company.

With that in mind, we are launching Quality Galvanizing (QG), a subsidiary of Threaded Fasteners Inc…

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