A Guide To High-Performance Coatings 

Fasteners, garage floors, marine equipment, automotive designs. What do these all have in common? The need for high-performance coatings. High-performance coatings are a type of material poured over or sprayed onto structures and devices. Many different high-performance coatings exist, and their application is specific to different industries and uses. Here, we explore different aspects of high-performance coatings, including who uses them, different types of coatings and why you should use them in certain fastener applications. […]

Choosing a Fasteners Supplier

If you’ve ever worked in any sort of carpentry, manufacturing, or construction business, you know that fasteners are an essential component to almost every project. In the United States alone, there are thousands of businesses that provide fasteners, and it can be tough to know who to trust to do the best possible job for you. At Global Certified Fasteners, we want you to have the utmost confidence in our company and products.  Let’s discuss […]

COO Michael Petrie

10 Minutes With Michael Petrie, Our COO

Global Certified Fasteners, located in Maywood, Illinois, has been providing value-added fastener solutions to OEMs and distributors for more than 50 years. Join us as we get to know Michael Petrie, Global Certified’s Chief Operating Officer.  How did you end up in this industry? Detail your path to Global Certified Fasteners, what you do here, and how long you’ve been with GCF. Like most, I was searching for a career that not only fit but […]

Supply Chain Disruption

Global Certified Fasteners Has What You Need Amid The Fastener Supply Chain Disruption Almost two years into the global pandemic, many fastener companies throughout the United States continue to face supply challenges. Global shipping delays that began during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have persisted, even worsening in some areas due to parked shipping containers, closed factories and a lack of truck drivers. Like many industries, the industrial fastener industry is not immune to […]

The Nuts and Bolts of Decoding Fastener Markings

When deciding which fasteners would be best to use for a project, there are several ways to decode their grade. All fasteners come with specific markings to help determine material, make, and grade. Some small size fasteners will not be graded with a specified strength, but larger size fasteners and specialized fasteners are meant to meet specific strength requirements. When replacing a graded fastener, use a replacement the same grade or higher. Recognizing Bolts By […]