Special Automotive Fasteners

William Osgood Associates

Specialty Screw Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of William Osgood Associates as our sales representatives in the state of Michigan and Windsor, Canada area.  Concentrating in the Detroit Metro area for more than thirty years this five person agency joins our sales group with extensive automotive experience.  They have an in depth knowledge and understanding of their customers and the requirements in the automotive market place.  Please join us in welcoming Robert Angell, Erik … [Read more...]

Specialty Screw Saves Energy

The current relamping of our fastener manufacturing plant in Rockford, IL completes a plant wide relamping that had its initial start in 1998. Replacing 264 T12 florescent fixtures with high efficiency T8 units and reflectors. The new units use half the energy while maintaining the same lighting levels. With a ComEd rebate of 50% of the cost and a Federal Energy Credit on taxes, results in less than a 1 year payback. Another area for energy conservation that Specialty Screw Corporation is … [Read more...]

Cold Headed Fasteners

What is a cold headed fastener?  Cold Heading is a fast and more efficient method to produce both standard and special fasteners and custom shaped components. It is also known as Cold Forming. This is what happens during the process. A slug of wire is cut off and pushed into a die. Once through, it is then bent in an outward direction, thus the name heading. Through this process, metal is formed and usually involves changing the diameter of a wire as an extrusion. This method offers … [Read more...]

TS16949:2002 Certification

Specialty Screw Corporation of Rockford Illinois has completed its' annual audit and has been recommended by Intertek for TS16949:2002 certification and ISO9001:2000 recertification. ISO/TS 16949 is a Technical Specification not an ISO standard. The International Automotive Task Force (IATF), which consists of an international group of vehicle manufacturers, wrote ISO/TS 16949 in conjunction with the International Organization for Standards (ISO). This specification aligns existing American … [Read more...]

TS16949 recommened by Intertek

During the week of March 11th, 2013 sSc Specialty Screw Corporation a manufacturer of special cold head fasteners, collar studs, special rivets, ball studs, and engineered fasteners was audited by Intertek and based on the results has been recommended for the TS16949:2002 certification and ISO9001:2000 recertification. ISO/TS 16949 is a Technical Specification not an ISO standard. The International Automotive Task Force (IATF), which consists of an international group of vehicle manufacturers, … [Read more...]