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2013 FIN – One-Time Washer Manufacturer Marks ‘Double Nickel’ Anniversary

March 12
00:00 2014

January 7, 2013 FIN – MEDIA SPOTLIGHT – AlphaUSA marked its 55th anniversary in its suburban Detroit manufacturing plant.

The December 21, 2012, event traced the evolution from Hi-Lock Fasteners Inc. of 1957 manufacturing washers in Detroit to the diversified AlphaUSA today in Livonia, MI., the local newspaper, Observer & Eccentric, noted.

Founder George Strumbos’ company gained a footing in the auto industry with early innovations such as a stamped metal spring seat that reduced cost and weight.
In the 1990s the company changed its name to Alpha because of expanding product lines.
Alpha received its first four patents between 1995 and 2000 for nut-and-bolt assemblies and specialty stampings. Alpha now has 17 patents or patents pending.
Today AlphaUSA manufactures for the transportation, green energy, agriculture, aerospace, defense, mining, construction and medical industries.
AlphaUSA participates in multiple southeastern Michigan projects such as back-to-school drives and high school scholarships. Its philanthropy also includes the effort to rescue the historic ocean liner SS United States, currently under restoration in Philadelphia. AlphaUSA also is a founding member of the Livonia Industrial Council, which helps area colleges curricula and certification programs.
The “Double Nickel” celebration honored George and Christine Strumbos. Christine Strumbos and her son, CEO Nick Strumbos, are co-chairs of the company.

Alpha is headquartered at 33375 Glendale Ave., Livonia, MI 48150-1615. Tel: 734 523-1000 Fax 734 425-1297.  Web:
Editor’s Note: Articles in Media Spotlight are excerpts from publications or broadcasts that show the industry what the public is reading or hearing about fasteners and fastener companies.

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