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ST Fastening Systems manufactures and distributes threaded self-drilling fasteners, foam closure strips, and other accessories to the steel-frame, post-frame, and residential building markets.

ST Fastening Systems was founded in 1992 in Tyler, Texas by Joe A. Hargis. Hargis started ST Fastening Systems because he saw a need in the construction fastener industry for a higher level of customer service and product quality. He also wanted to introduce problem-solving innovation to a market in which products were basically static commodities. Hargis was an instrumental in the design of many of the products ST Fastening Systems offers today. His philosophy has always been to take very good care of the employees and they will take very good care of the business.

In 2017, ST Fastening Systems was acquired by the Hillman Group out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Hillman believes that ST Fastening Systems core product line of specialty fasteners fits well with Hillman’s fastener portfolio. ST Fastening Systems products are sold to metal building fabricators, hardware wholesalers, and building products distributors in the U.S. Hillman and ST Fastening Systems both have a strong commitment to customer focus and innovation within their product lines.

ST Fastening Systems is an industry leader, a position gained by adhering to strict quality standards for all its engineered fasteners. From drill point quality to corrosion resistance, all aspects of the manufacturing process meet rigid quality control standards. Coupled with superior customer service, ST Fastening Systems’ company mission is total customer satisfaction.

ST Fastening Systems’ headquarters is in Tyler, Texas and its distribution center is in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shipments from 2 convenient service centers allow orders to arrive on-time to meet customer expectations.

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The Hillman Group was started in 1964 as a fastener company, serving independently-owned hardware stores. During the past five decades, we’ve leveraged our unique ability to simplify the hardware buying experience and become the industry leader to top home improvement and local hardware retailers.

Our founder, Max W. Hillman, Sr., led the company with an emphasis on outstanding service, quality products and with an innovative spirit. Even though we’ve grown into a North American category leader with more than 130,000 SKUs, his values and principles continue to inspire our team.

As a result, we work, act and think like a true partner for retailers of all sizes across North America. We are proud of the support we provide and the relationships we’ve built with more than 26,000 companies, including Lowe’s, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Ace Hardware, True Value, Do-It-Best, Walmart, Canadian Tire and many more.