Tyler, Texas-based ST Fastening Systems acquired Salem, Ore.-based West Coast Washers Inc. (WCW), manufacturer of bonded and EPDM extruded washers.
Bruce Crouch, president at ST Fastening Systems, said, “Our commitment to quality has been the key to our success and growth over the last 27 years. Adding WCW to our manufacturing group will further support that commitment to quality. We have literally searched the world over to locate a washer manufacturer that could hold to very tight design tolerances we require. Quite simply, WCW is the best in the world when it comes to producing consistent, high quality washers. Processing parts with exacting dimensional control allows us run our high speed assembly and powder coating equipment at maximum efficiency, which translates to value for our customers.”
Additionally, Crouch said, “ST Fastening Systems also has a commitment to utilize American labor and materials in its manufacturing processes. WCW is located in Salem, Oregon and 100% of the steel, rubber and labor are born in America. Eighty-five percent of ST fastener products have assembled washers, so the addition of WCW furthers our buy American imperative.”
Jim Elkins, founder of West Coast Washers, said, “I am so pleased that ST Fastening Systems will be keeping our people and processes in place. In the 30 years since we started, we have become a family and it is rewarding to see our culture and tradition of excellence will be preserved.”