TRUFAST® Fastener Brand Celebrates 40th Anniversary In 2021
Bryan, OH - Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US, Inc.
(ABC), manufacturer of SPAX® engineered fasteners, celebrates the 40th
anniversary of the TRUFAST brand in 2021.
The story of TRUFAST’s early days can be found in founder Duane Spangler’s book, The Journey.
Its pages make clear the rich community relationships and connections
that contributed to TRUFAST’s initial successes and growth as a provider
of high-quality fastening solutions for the commercial roofing
industry. It’s not surprising that as the company grew, as “Trusted
Connections” became both its mantra and philosophy of doing business.
after TRUFAST’s 2005 acquisition by German-based Altenloh, Brinck &
Co., that family-focused culture of trusted connections continues to be
a hallmark of both the TRUFAST brand and parent company ABC – as well
as its other, complementary brands, SPAX® for the construction market
and the TRUFAST WALLS® brand for exterior building envelopes and
ABC acquisition of TRUFAST resulted in an immediate and ongoing
infusion of capital and resources that boosted the company’s growth and
expansion while leaving its family-owned, people-focused culture intact.
ABC’s investments made possible a 33,000-square foot expansion and
modernization of the Bryan manufacturing facility in 2011 as well as
a 50,000 square foot expansion to its state-of-the-art heat treat
facility in Pioneer, OH.
the beginning, TRUFAST was an excellent fit for our company because of
similar brand traits: customer focus, persistence, high quality and
reliability of both our products and people,” said Nikolas Dicke, CEO of
ABC and a leader at the parent company, Altenloh, Brinck & Co.
Winn, president of the SPAX brand, shared his take on how the TRUFAST
brand origins led to the current successes of the ABC family of brands,
including SPAX: “TRUFAST is the foundation that the SPAX brand was built
on. The family environment at our Bryan, Ohio manufacturing and office
facility mean that we all take care of each other – and never has that
been more evident than during the global pandemic of 2020. We make high
quality, highly engineered products but the quality and longevity of our
people are what set this company and its brands apart the most.”
future is bright for ABC and its family of brands. In the words of
Jason Beals, president of the TRUFAST brand, “The growth of TRUFAST, ABC
and the SPAX brand is tremendous. We have tripled in size, added more
than 200 jobs, acquired additional brands such as RODENHOUSE and others,
and significantly expanded our square footage. We will make and sell more than one billion screws this year.
At TRUFAST in our early days, $10 million would have been a great year.
Today, ABC U.S. sees $10 million in a month! Even during the current
global health crisis, we keep growing. While commercial roofing slowed
down, the SPAX construction and DIY markets kept us growing.”
TRUFAST brand has accomplished a lot in 40 years, from its origins in
the farm fields of rural Ohio to its acquisition by the ABC Group in
Germany. Even while tripling in size, the company has stayed true to its
mission: to grow lasting relationships through innovative fastening
About Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US Inc.
Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US Inc. manufactures TRUFAST®, TRUFAST WALLS® and SPAX® brand fasteners for the metal construction and post-frame building industries. altenloh.us.