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1986 FIN – Endries Acquires Wisconsin Bolt and Vincent Metals

October 26
00:00 2009

1986 FIN – Endries Acquires Wisconsin Bolt and Vincent Metals

February 17,1986 FIN – Brillion, Wisconsin-based Endries Fastener & Supply Inc. is expanding again via acquisition.

The company has purchased Wisconsin Bolt & Nut of Milwaukee and the fastener division assets Vincent Metals of St. Louis.

Wisconsin Bolt will be consolidated with Endries’ Butler, Wisconsin distribution center and the Vincent Metals fastener group will remain in the St. Louis location.

Bob Endries had been an automotive parts salesman in an automotive dealership when he founded Bob Endries Auto Specialties, in Brillion (about 20 miles south of Green Bay) in June 1970.
The original business was a jobber wagon-type operation with stock stored in the basement of the Endries’ Brillion home.
Bob’s wife Pat Endries, helped run the business.
The first salesman was hired in 1971 and in 1973 a 60′ x 80’metal building 60′ was constructed on Highway 10 to house the company’s growing business.
In 1974 the company business was expanded include industrial fasteners.
In May 1975 the company was incorporated in Wisconsin as Endries Fastener & Supply Inc.
In 1978, the company enlarged the plant and office space to 75,000 sq ft and land was increased to 28 acres. In addition to expanding its physical plant since then, Endries has added its own plating facility, Professional Plating Inc., a totally independent operation which plates fasteners for Endries plus outside companies.

Endries, which now employs over 200 people, began acquiring other companies back in 1983. In March of that year it acquired Industrial Fasteners, a Chicago-based 15-year-old distributor and in December purchased Regal Fasteners, also of Chicago. During that same year a Milwaukee branch of Endries was opened.
In 1984 Ray Bristow Company Inc. of Portland, Oregon, a 20-year-old fastener distributor, was purchased along with existing inventory and a 50,000 sq ft building.
Endries Fastener & Supply Inc.’s address is P.O. Box 69, Highway 10, West, Brillion, WI 54110-0069. ©1986/2009 Fastener Industry News.

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