Our History

Fastenal provides companies with the fasteners, tools, and supplies they need to manufacture products, build structures, protect personnel, and maintain facilities and equipment.

Guided by a motto of Growth Through Customer Service®, our local teams work closely with customers to keep needed supplies flowing, provide supply chain solutions and expertise, and drive business improvements that help them compete and thrive. Simply put, we don't just make a sale — we align with our customers to make them more successful.

Fastenal Museum

The Fastenal Museum, which was once our very first store, is often frequented by Fastenal employees while they are traveling to the Winona headquarters for training. Since our 50th anniversary in 2017, it has also been open periodically for free public tours.

Inside, the main floor is set up similarly to how it operated in 1967, and is filled with Fastenal memorabilia from various decades. Timelines depict our growth, incorporating the founders’ and early employees’ humor — from occupying a single facility heated to no more than a chilly 55 degrees and making long-distance phone calls before 8 a.m. to avoid higher fees.