Fastenal Company sells industrial and construction supplies in a wholesale and retail methods. As of December 31, 2012, the company had 2,652 store locations. The company operated 14 distribution centers in North America from which it distributes products to its store and in-plant locations. Products The company’s industrial and construction supplies are grouped into 11 product lines. Its fasteners and other industrial and construction supplies are sold under the Fastenal product name. This product line consists of two categories, threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers; and miscellaneous supplies and hardware, such as various pins and machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire rope, strut, rivets, and related accessories. Threaded fasteners are used in most manufactured products and building projects, and in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures. Customers Majority of the company’s customers are in the manufacturing and non-residential construction markets. The manufacturing market includes both original equipment manufacturers and maintenance and repair operations. The non-residential construction market includes general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors. Other users of the company’s products include farmers, truckers, railroads, mining companies, federal, state and local governmental entities, schools, and certain retail trades. The forms of advertising the company typically uses include signs, catalogs, and direct mailings. Trademarks and Service Marks The company conducts business under various trademarks and service marks, and it utilizes various designs and tag lines in connection with each of these marks, including First In Fasteners. The company considers the Fastenal name and its other trademarks and service marks to be major to its business. Seasonality Seasonality has some impact on the company’s sales. During the winter months, its sales to customers in the non-residential construction market typically slow due to inclement weather. History Fastenal Company was founded in 1967. The company was incorporated under the laws of Minnesota in 1968.
fastenal co (FAST:NASDAQ GS)
2001 Theurer Boulevard
Winona, MN 55987-0978
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