Aluminum possesses the best strength-to-weight ratio of any metal in common use and weighs about one-third as much as mild steel. Still, the metal is considered a niche product to most distributors.
Started over 30 years ago, Aluminum Fastener Supply Company stocks 3,700 different items of aluminum fasteners and is the only master distributor in the United States focusing exclusively on aluminum. The company's key to success are educating the customer to the benefits and wide variety of uses of aluminum and delivering a high level of service to that customer.
Anywhere you see an aluminum product application, an aluminum fastener is almost always the best way to go. Aluminum offers benefits not commonly found in other metals:
Resistance to atmospheric corrosion: Because of its tendency to form a protective oxide coating upon exposure to the atmosphere, aluminum needs no further treatment in ordinary environments. Special alloys and anodic coatings are available for application in extra-corrosive environments.