Portland Bolt Grows to Meet Increased Demand

Expansion includes an upgrade to industry leading hot-dip galvanizing system

PORTLAND, OR May 14, 2009 – Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of galvanized construction fasteners, has completed a 30,000-square-foot addition to its manufacturing facility at 3441 NW Guam Street in Portland, Oregon. The primary purpose of the expansion was the installation of a modern, environmentally friendly hot-dip galvanizing line to replace the original system installed in 1994. The redesigned line more than doubles the galvanizing capacity while improving the overall reliability of the entire manufacturing process. Hot-dip galvanizing adds a corrosion protective coating to fasteners.

“Our galvanizing line expansion was for the sole purpose of putting ourselves in position to meet our customers’ needs for the foreseeable future,” said Jonathan Todd, President of Portland Bolt. “Without customers you don’t have a business, and without good, reliable service you don’t have any customers.”

Even though the new system is significantly larger, there are considerable energy savings and an overall reduction in environmental impact through the implementation of the latest furnace and filtering technologies. “Along with the build out of the new line we took the opportunity to make some improvements such as the Viron scrubber system used to filter, clean, and exhaust the air from the preparation line,” continues Todd. “The scrubber system was just us doing our part to be environmentally sensitive.  It was not required by any agency, it was Portland Bolt’s way of looking out for the future of others and going the extra mile.  That is what we are all about.”

Portland Bolt is one of the only construction fastener manufacturing companies in the country with the ability to galvanize product on-site. This enhances the company’s ability to respond quickly to customers’ requests while maintaining the highest level of quality.