5/15/06: U.S.S.S. registers for the 10th Annual National Industrial Fastener Show/West, in Las Vegas, NV.  Check out 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 for information on this and upcoming events.

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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!