If you have been to our website before, you may have noticed we’ve changed a few things! Our old design has served us well for many years, but time and touch screens have not been kind. We felt it was time to leave it behind and finally make our site easier to access and navigate. So now, when you visit us on your smart phone or tablet, you won’t have to pinch and zoom, twist and turn to get where you are going. The site will scale to your screen size, and adjust to make it easy to click where you want to and not where you don’t.
We anticipate that the majority of you will still be visiting us from a more standard, desktop setup however, so we designed with that in mind too. Take a look around, check out some of our favorite sections like our comprehensive FAQ Database, Fastener Standards Specifications, and Calculators & Tools.
2014 – Year in Review
First and foremost, we want to thank you, our valued customers, vendors, and other business associates, for making 2014 another fantastic year. You have allowed us to partner with your various organizations, and we truly hope that we have contributed to your success as much as you have contributed to ours. We look forward to solidifying these relationships and creating new ones in the coming year.
Numbers and Statistics from 2014
We share the following data from 2014 as a way of demonstrating that no project is too far away, regardless of the state, country, or continent. Our 85,000 square foot manufacturing facility in which we perform virtually all labor operations, including galvanizing, has the capacity to ship your fastener requirements, large or small, correctly and quickly to any corner of the world. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your business in 2015!
2014 Portland Bolt Shipments – By the Numbers
|6.1 million||Pounds of anchor bolts and construction fasteners shipped.|
|2,950||Number of different companies that purchased product from Portland Bolt.|
|49||Number of different countries Portland Bolt shipped to.|
|128||Number of international shipments (excluding US and Canada)|
|9||Canadian provinces Portland bolt shipped to.|
|50||Number of US states Portland Bolt shipped to.|
|1,056||Eastern US time zone shipments.|
|770||Central US time zone shipments.|
|728||Mountain US time zone shipments.|
|5,304||Pacific US time zone shipments.|
View our interactive 2014 Shipment Destination Map.
More Numbers from 2014
|11||Number of experienced, full-time estimators employed by Portland Bolt. We stagger our lunch times so that we always have someone available to work up a quick quote, answer technical questions, handle a live chat, or process your order.|
|117||Number of years of combined estimating experience at Portland Bolt.|
|50||Number of employees at Portland Bolt working inmanufacturing, shipping, and the office. Each well-trained employee possesses a unique skill set and works together to ensure you receive quality products delivered on time.|
|6 – 5||Business hours (6:00 am – 5:00 pm) Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Extended hours allow us to service our numerous East Coast customers.|
|85,000||The size, in square feet, of our manufacturing and hot-dip galvanizing facility.|
|12 x 4 x 7||The length, width, and depth in feet of our hot-dip galvanizing tank that is specifically designed to process threaded fasteners.|
|183||Total number of technically-relevant Frequently Asked Questions in our database. 36 new FAQs were added in 2014, and a minimum of 40 more will be added in 2015, so check our fastener-related FAQ database frequently.|
|10||Number of individual websites owned and operated by Portland Bolt, many of which deal with specialized industries, products, or specifications (see below). Two more sites are planned for 2015!|
In 2014, we added www.headedanchorbolts.com to our growing list of specialty microsites. This site contains technical information regarding anchor bolts with forged heads.
Our other microsites introduced prior to 2014 include:
|F1554 Anchor Bolts||Shear Plates|
|Marine Construction Bolts||Anchor Bolt Sleeves|
|Pole Line Fasteners||Tie Rod Assemblies|
|Highway Barrier Pins||Galvanized Anchor Bolts|
Coming in 2015: All Thread Rod and Light Pole Anchor Bolts.
The past year was highlighted by our participation in a variety of international projects including a power plant in El Salvador, a Cruise Ship Port Expansion in the British Virgin Islands, and a US Naval Air Facility in Atsugi, Japan. 2014 domestic projects included 2 covered bridges in our home state of Oregon, a wharf rehabilitation at the Port of Houston, and aDoppler Radar Wind Profiler project at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida. Read about all of our featured projects.
Q: Can zinc plated nuts be used with hot-dip galvanized bolts?
Hot-dip galvanized bolts require hot-dip galvanized nuts since galvanized nuts are tapped oversize to accommodate the extra 2 – 6 mils (.002 – .006) of zinc that is added to the threads of the bolt during the galvanizing process. Read more and view the ASTM A563 Overtapping Allowances Chart.