Unparalleled Expertise in Fasteners

Since 1958, Great Lakes Fasteners has been supplying quality production and MRO fasteners to Midwest manufacturers at a value price. GLF offers a complete portfolio of standard, metric, military spec and build-to-order special fasteners for its customers. GLF offers many customized solutions including – kitting/packaging, sub-assembly, managed inventory programs and rapid prototyping.

GLF’s unwavering commitment to provide our customers with quality products and services on time and at the right price is what makes us different than the rest.

When it comes down to fasteners and precision industrial components, GLF is the clear choice.

Custom Engineered Fasteners and Components

At GLF, our experienced and motivated staff has helped companies across the globe handle even the most difficult fastener designs and prototypes. Our on staff engineering support professionals can work directly with your engineering team to standardize applications, present alternative fastener technologies, and prototype support. We work across all industries, processes and materials providing specialty fasteners, aerospace fasteners, Mil-Spec fasteners, plastic fasteners, metric fasteners, automotive fasteners etc. From exotic metals and alloys to fasteners for plastic, we know what works often times we can help you consolidate multiple components into a single assembly.

Our staff averages ten years in the fastener industry and we welcome the opportunity to consult with you on your next fastener project or your entire fastener program.

Industries Served

– Aerospace
– Agriculture/Farm
– Appliance/White Goods
– Automotive (OEM & Aftermarket)
– Power Sports
– Electrical Hardware (Wire/Cable)
– Heavy Truck/Trailers
– Locomotive
– Mining
– High-Tech
– Military
– Window & Door


As an AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certified organization with extensive kitting experience, GLF provides the flexibility and quality you require. From small packaging assignments to the full scale assembly of finished goods kits, the GLF team can easy manage your project regardless of size and complexity. – Fastener Bagging and Boxing
– Component Sub-assembly
– Marketing and Product Literature Assembly
– Installation Kits
– Custom and Private-Label Packaging
– Bar-code labeling (all types)
– Warehousing and Drop-Shipments

Inventory Management

GLF offers a host of inventory management services designed to streamline your production processes by making the correct fasteners are available to your production and maintenance departments. We will work with your team to create an optimal supply program that makes inventory easier to monitor, manage, and access. In addition, we can electrically integrate to further streamline the replenishment process. – JIT and Kanban
– Maintenance, Repair and Operations Systems (Bins and Replenishment)
– Stocking & Automated Order Fulfillment
– Fastener Store in your facility complete with staffing

Consigned Inventory

Eliminate the paperwork and the hassle that comes with managing and storing your fastener inventory. GLF will source, warehouse, and release product based on your estimated annual usage (EAU) and bill you based on your actual usage. Consigned inventory allows you to focus on what you do best and frees up needed capital because you only pay for what you use. GLF is also EDI-capable, allowing us to provide fully-integrated, dock to stock supply.