Our strength comes from our people. Our people share a determination to provide effective solutions to the complex problems occurring in today’s metal building industry. We are a family, 200 employees united by a belief in hard work and the manufacturing of quality products.


About Us

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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.
We welcome you to our company website. We hope to provide the information you seek as you make your decision regarding your building fastener supplier. Please Contact Us for more information.

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.

Core Values

ST Fastening Systems has 3 fundamental beliefs which guide company behavior and action.


We are a family at ST Fastening Systems, one that fosters an environment of honesty, good stewardship, and a healthy work/life balance. We believe in the character of our employees. ST Fastening Systems employees never run away from a challenge, nor hide from a responsibility. Caring about our employees and our customers is paramount in everything we do.


ST Fastening Systems products are constantly measured and tested from the development stage through production and into the application. Every specification must be met. Our board certified engineering department combines physics, material science, and creativity into the development of each product. Every part of the process is integrated into our quality assurance program. In the end, it is the quality of our products that is the measure of our success.


The founders of ST Fastening Systems envisioned a company where ideas and technology would be advanced into a constant endeavor to produce better and better solutions in the metal building industry. It is this commitment and tenacity that have brought some of the greatest products to the Industry.

Mission Statement

Building Strong Products through Character, Quality, and Innovation.

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