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Have you ever thought about how many fasteners are involved in our day-to-day lives, and their importance? If you’re like most people, probably not… Why would you? They’re not exactly the most riveting subject.

Fasteners include everything from nails to rivets to nuts and bolts.

That phone in your hand is held together with about 75 fasteners.

Cell phone being assembled

Your car has a few thousand.

Car being assembled in a factory

A 747-400 has six million parts, half of which are fasteners.

A plane in a hangar

In your average product, about 50% of the total production time is spent fastening parts together. Fasteners cost only about 5% of the total cost of a product, but when you add the cost of assembly, about 30% of the final cost of a product is taken up by fasteners.

Typically, the only time fasteners become expensive, or become the topic of much thought or conversation, is when there’s a failure or you don’t have the one you need.

This is precisely why we spend so much time thinking about fasteners, so you don’t have to.

Western Fastener has been serving our customer’s fastener needs for the last sixty years, and we consistently achieve an accuracy rating of 99.9%. If you want the right fasteners there on time, every time, contact us at Western Fastener and we can make it happen!

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