5/15/06: U.S.S.S. registers for the 10th Annual National Industrial Fastener Show/West, in Las Vegas, NV. Check out www.fastenershows.com for more info.
4/26/06: U.S.S.S. posts their Excess Inventory to the web for easy accessibility. Click here to download now!
4/18/06: U.S.S.S. attends auction in Warren, MI. Visit www.cia-auction.com for information on this and upcoming events.
In 1961, United States Socket Screw Mfg., Corp. (U.S. Socket) was
founded under the name Sutton Bolt in New York City. Within six
months of selling bolts and nuts from his station wagon, U.S. Socket
founder Jac Roth realized there was a real need for a stocking distributor
of Socket Screw products in the New York area at prices much lower
than other companies like Bristol, Allen, Parker Kalon and Stevens.
A 6,000 square foot building was leased in early 1962 and later
progressed to a 17,000 sq. ft. building six years later. In the
early seventies three branches were opened in Georgia, Ohio, and
Michigan with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. During this time
five distributing companies, namely Interstate Fasteners, Action
Fasteners, Commercial Bolt, Detroit Bolt, and Michigan Bolt &
Nut were purchased under the U.S. Socket parent name.
In 1981 U.S. Socket began manufacturing alloy and stainless Dowel
and Pull Dowel Pins establishing the subsidiary United Dowel Pin
Mfg., Co. With the increase of the pin business, two neighboring
buildings totaling 36,000 square feet were purchased so that our
nine screw machines, nine headers and 22 centerless grinders plus
our finished goods inventory would have a large home with the consolidation.
U.S. Socket purchased two bolt formers and two thread rollers in
1992 and began the manufacture of American and Metric socket cap
screws in sizes 1/4-3/8 and 8mm-10mm diameters. U.S. Socket expanded
its operations by purchasing Precision Socket Set Screw Co. in Detroit,
Michigan in 2001. This year we are pleased to announce the grand
opening of our Chicago distribution warehouse which will stock our
complete socket and dowel pin lines.
Our main focus throughout the years has been to service the fastener
industry with competitive prices and the highest possible quality.
After 41 years in business, U.S. Socket reaffirms its stance as
one of the most viable fastener companies in the United States and
looks forward to serving all of your fastener needs!