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2014 FIN – Field Fastener Merges with Texas-Based HRS Logistics

August 26
00:00 2015

2014 FIN  Robinson Retires From HRS Logistics
September 2, 2014 FIN – Ray Robinson retired after 50 years in the fastener industry, including 42 years with HRS Logistics.
He started with HRS in 1972 in Arlington, TX, delivering fasteners to local companies. HRS moved to Tyler, TX in 1981.
Robinson was one of the founders of the Southwestern Fastener Association in 1974 and was president in 1979.  SFA presented Robinson with the Mickey McClure Award in 2004.
HRS Logistics merged with Illinois-based Field Fastener earlier this year.  HRS had grown 155% in the past four years.
Brian Robinson, his son, succeeds Ray Robinson heading the Tyler operation.
Founded in 1972 as a local fastener distributor delivering to local companies. HRS grew to a global distributor and importer of fasteners and specialty items, with VMI programs in the southern U.S. and Mexico.

HRS’ address is P.O. Box 8749, Tyler, TX 75711.Telephone,
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Field Fastener announced it has merged with Texas-based HRS Logistics, a fastener importer and distributor with operations in the Southwest and Mexico.
“The combined strength of HRS Logistics and Field will allow us to excel and provide significant benefits to both,” stated Field chairman Bill Derry. “We are fired up about the future.”
Field has averaged 20% annual growth each year and was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for the 3rd year in a row.
HRS Logistics is “a rapidly growing company that has achieved a 155% growth rate over the last 4 years.”
“HRS Logistics is pleased to have merged with such a strong and well respected company in our industry, “stated HRS president Ray Robinson.
The merger gives both companies “a broader footprint to service current customers and provide technical services to drive short and long term cost savings.”
“Both companies share a culture of servicing customers in a family business environment with passionate team members,” stated Field president Jim Derry.  “The combined company will provide greater opportunities for our team, increased capabilities for our customers, and a larger spend with our strategic suppliers.”
Both Bill Derry and Jim Derry have been president of the National Fastener Distributors Association – Bill for 1997-98 and Jim 2010-2011.
HRS Logistics started in 1972 as a small fastener distributor delivering to local companies. Since then the company has grown into a global distributor and importer of fasteners and specialty items, with VMI programs across the Southern U.S. and Mexico. HRS has offices in Tyler, TX; Monterrey, Mexico; and Monclova, Mexico. Web: hrslogisticsinc.com
Field is a technically-oriented, global provider of inventory management and supply chain solutions for fasteners and other Class “C” items. Field serves over 900 customers worldwide and is headquartered at 9883 N. Alpine Rd., Machesney Park, IL 61115.

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