Smith Fastener of Charleston, WV is a family owned, full line fastener distributor specializing in fastener products for companies involved in Equipment Manufacturing, Mining, Oil Refineries, Chemical Manufacturing, Steel and Aluminum Manufacturing, Utilities and Transportation, and Industrial Construction.
For customers using full thread stud bolts, Smith Fastener offers product from stock on 1/2" diameter thru 3" diameter and the ability to cut any length on all diameters for sizes falling outside the range of being standard. Smith Fasteners offers same day service so they need processing equipment that will cut, chamfer and finish bolts and nuts in house to meet daily demands.
Brian Smith, Vice President, states that, "our business model, and comittment to our customers, require that we deliver what our customers want when they want it so we needed a process equipment partner that could meet a wide variety of our needs. Manufacturing Solutions Inc. (MSI) provides Smith Fasteners with a variety of bolt and nut processing equipment including Nutmate Assembly Tables, Chamfering Machines, Manual Marking Solutions, Automated Marking Equipment, and Bolt Cross Drill Machines.
One of the applications Smith Fasteners uses MSI equipment for is to attach nuts to stud bolts. The bolts are first processed by the C3A Chamfermate from MSI to machine a chamfer on the end of the bolt to make for easy nut assembly using the Nutmate assembly table.
Mr. Smith says that, "MSI's expertise helps us design our processes in the most efficient manner. MSI advises on what equipment is best to use and maybe more importantly what not to use in order to get the job done. MSI has without a doubt made us more efficient in our operations which saves us money allowing Smith Fasteners to be more competitive with overseas companies trying to sell in the US. MSI always responds quickly to any questions we have and when we do need a replacement part they keep everything in stock so we don't have to. MSI makes it easy for us to focus on our products because they make such reliable equipment and service it so well."
MSI is located in Beaumont, TX and builds chamfering and pipe beveling machines, marking equipment, hydraulic Bar Shears, nut assembly tables, cylindrical parts feeders, bolt cross drills, and bolt shortening tools and services an international customer base in a variety of industries.