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1980 FIN – Microdot Reorganizes; Changes Name

December 31
00:00 2014

Microdot Fastener Group has changed its name to Microdot Fastening Systems. The name change for the Troy, Michigan-based company reflects a recently implemented reorganization of 16 Microdot companies into four new divisions, president J.W. Horton told FIN.

• Microdot’s new Screw & Formed Specials Division, headquartered in Troy, will be responsible for the design and manufacture of a broad line of propriety screws and cold formed specials, including bolts, ball studs an shoulder screws with unusual head to shank relationships.
• The Nut Division, also based in Troy, produces specialty nuts and consists of five U.S. manufacturing plants plus an affiliate in France to serve the European market.
• The Special Components Division includes four plants for manufacturing a wide range of clamps, wire forms, stamped fasteners and assemblies. The division is headquartered in La Grange Park, Illinois.
• The High Technology Division with headquarter offices in Fullerton, California, will continue to serve the aerospace / aircraft industry and other industries with like applications with a variety of fastener products, including specialty nuts, inserts, and a tool system for installing proprietary engineered nuts at high speeds. The European market is served through an affiliate based in England.
Microdot Fastening Systems, headquartered at Two Northfield Plaza, Suite 220, 5700 Crooks Road, Troy, Michigan 48098, is one of four operating groups comprising Microdot, Inc., headquartered in Darien, Connecticut. Microdot, Inc. has been an operating company of Chicago-based Northwest Industries since 1976. ©1980/2014 Fastener Industry News.
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