Zip & Tek Screws – We’ve Got Your Back!
Sometimes contractors have specific and specialized needs and their needs must be met in a timely manner.
We’re proven to be a reliable and trusted distributor/importer of sheet metal screws. That’s our “claim to fame”.
But what about when you get a job that calls for something above or outside of the norm? You have no time to figure out what company’s screws do the best most efficient job. In addition, which supplier provides those parts that will work for you at the most economical price? Now you have got to take the time to figure out who sells what, ask around for referrals, figure out who would be most cost effective yet reliable company to buy from, right?
We broker hard to find fasteners, as well as provide our standard zip screws and tek screws that our customers have come to trust and stick with. So, no need to ‘make the rounds, knowing that we are just a phone call, a click, or an email away!
We’re a one stop shop for ALL different types of fasteners, including “specialty” fasteners. We provide the opportunity for contractors to be able to call in for their most often used items, IN ADDITION to different, more obscure items that must be acquired for a particular job, and they know they can always rely on us. We are always here to fulfill any customary need.
Give us a shot first in finding your specialty item? We’re guaranteed to give it our best, using trusted suppliers. Let us do the work, for you! We’re happy to add that service to the list of services we’re already on top of, so you can continue forward with the projects you need and want to get underway. Business builds and rolls forward, but only if you’re able to stand of the shoulders of trusted business relations, from the beginning of a bid to the outset of the actual job!
Stand on our shoulders! We’re strong, and we’ve been supporting the business ventures of our valued clients for over 25 years! We’ve got you. J
As we are so fond of saying: We are SO much more than just zip screws and tek screws!
Self-Drilling Tek Type Screw
Teacher taps ruler against desk: “Class is in session!”
Back in the day, the original self-drilling screws were designed by Buildex.
Their brand name was “Tek” screw. They became so popular that the word “tek” screw is now synonymous with self-drilling screw. What they did specifically was decide to put a drill bit at the end of the screw so that it would keep people from having to pre-drill the hole first before they used the screw. This obviously saved a tremendous amount of time and money. The original self drilling screw had a tall head with what are commonly called “serrations” under the washer so they would lock like a locking washer. It was a real quality part, it allowed the screw to lock into the application like a “locking washer”. This part was originally made in the USA. When the importers overseas got ahold of this idea, their idea on how to promote THEIR self-drilling screws (or “teks”) was that they were now going to be cheaper to buy, because labor and materials were less expensive overseas, etc.
But unfortunately, over time, they took the serrations out from under the head, shaved down the heads, and because they had less material to use, it was less expensive it was to make them. After a while, it slowly became harder to sell imported screws to contractors who still cared about quality.
What followed after this phenomenon was the common association that if you’re buying screws from overseas, then they must be bad quality, right? Wrong.
All Points Fasteners decided to go back to the old fashioned tek screw, and we had the manufacturer PUT BACK the tall heads and the serrations, but with a much more reasonable PRICE. We knew back then, and we know now, that there will always be a market for quality. This is a huge part of our business, so much so that it has actually become one of our company’s motto’s: Domestic Quality at an Imported Price.
Part of the way that we ensure that our quality never wavers is that we only use one trusted manufacturer to make our own, particular brand. Our manufacturer has never done anything but right by us, and we’ve always extended that expectation down to our customers. It’s the only right thing to do. And that principal has afforded us our valuable customers who haven’t gone to any other importer distributor in 25 years.
Yet, there are contractors out there who don’t even know if they’re using domestics or imports. To them we say: take a chance, and see for yourself.
Here is our motto: Domestic quality tek screws at an IMPORTED PRICE.