A letter from the President

June 10, 2020

In the long history of Threaded Fasteners, we have never faced an obstacle comparable to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a fast and life altering moment in our lives that we are still facing to this day. Our team took swift, fact-based actions from the very beginning. Prioritizing the safety of our family both physically and mentally. We understood early on that the emotional toll for our family could be just as draining as the physical. Uncertainty was a virus itself, and we wanted to make sure our team members knew that they would not miss a paycheck due to this virus.

As an essential business, we continued all portions of our operations but wanted to make sure that our priority was on our family. We stopped many of our promotional activities and posts to focus on our team and what they needed. We began weekend contests and activities for our employees during social distancing. We held weekly free lunches from local businesses in each of our locations from local restaurants across our areas. We placed over 100 “A Hero Lives Here” signs in our communities for health care workers on the front lines. Our team members in every branch have supported their communities both individually and as a team and we are so proud of each one of them.

We want to reiterate what we released at the very beginning of this crisis, that Threaded Fasteners is in a strong position. Our family’s safety is our top priority, we are looking at loosening some of our restrictions soon and will keep you updated on when we will let visitors and customers into our facilities. For now, we would like to thank you for working with us during this time of precaution, we are thankful for your support and cooperation. Our supply chain remains strong and we will continue to provide the exceptional services you have come to rely on our team for. We are dedicated to carrying out our mission to create value in and for the people we serve. We are here for you.

Just as the world has seen the heroic and selfless acts of health care workers during the pandemic and have commended them. We have also witnessed, as a world, the senseless and brutal act of law enforcement officers in Minneapolis with the death of George Floyd and we must as a nation condemn this act. The outrage that our nation and communities are facing has highlighted the divisions within our nation. We as individuals, corporations, communities, and a nation must stand in opposition to the evil in the hearts of men that has been a part of our society since the beginning of time. We must have courage to stand in the face of injustice and speak out for our fellow men. If change is going to come in our company, our city, our nation, and our world it begins with me. My prayer is that we have the courage to speak and hear the truth in love. 

Accepting challenges for meaningful change,

Billy Duren

President & CEO

Threaded Fasteners, INC.

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.

 

Sincerely,

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.

 

President,

 

Billy Duren

Message from the President – We Are Growing Again!

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.

Blessings,

Billy Duren

Thanksgiving Message from Billy Duren

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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.
 
Blessings,
Billy Duren

Letter from our President – September 19, 2017

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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