General Fasteners Company is a full-service distributor of Fasteners and Assembly Components. We excel at providing great products, superior customer service, customized Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs, product testing, and engineering solutions for our valued customers.
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Our 65 year history
In 1952, Jerome Grossman and Simon Diamond saw a need for Detroit-area manufacturers to be supplied with assembly fasteners from a reputable, consistent source. They started a small business named General Fasteners Company in their garage. This company was founded on values that still hold true today: to serve customers through hard work and dedication to ensure they receive the right parts, in the right quantity, at the right time…every time.
These values and a smart business plan brought them success; sales increased and they outgrew their space, making it necessary to move into bigger Detroit locations twice in the next decade, once in 1957 and again in 1962. To accommodate the company’s significant increase in sales, the headquarters were moved to a much larger space in Livonia, Michigan in 1974. In 1989, growth in the south, as well as an increasing customer base outside the Midwest region, created the need for an additional distribution center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As sales grew and the customer base spread to south of the border, General Fasteners Company expanded their footprint to include twelve distribution centers in North America, including their wholly owned subsidiary, General Fasteners de Mexico (GFdM) with headquarters in Queretaro. GFdM provides customers in the Mexican market with the same products and services offered in the US, and additionally operates as an IMMEX (Maquila) provider.
For those customers with operations in China, GFC has partnered with key strategic alliances, including seven distribution centers in the key manufacturing centers of China.
General Fasteners Company continues to find new and innovative ways to service our customers as we carry on the traditional values on which our company was founded. After 65 years, we continue to be a privately held Michigan corporation dedicated to helping our customers reach their strategic goals through inventory solutions.
Automotive, Heavy Truck, Industrial, Medical and Military
Our dedicated Business Unit Teams are comprised of sales, customer service and program management people that expertly handle all aspects of our customer’s needs. These teams are focused on each of our market segments served.
Trade Association Memberships
At General Fasteners, we actively participate in and stay up-to-date with the latest industry information. And as technical and voting members with national trade associations, we help write new and updated standards for the fastening industry.
37584 Amrhein Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Regional Headquarters & Distribution Center
13319 Carowinds Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
Engineering & Testing Center
1524 East 14 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071