As we close the book on 2017 and look ahead to 2018, we want to thank you for making 2017 another fantastic year. You have trusted us to partner with your organizations, and we 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 2018.
Each year we endeavor to improve and expand what we believe to be the most comprehensive and educational construction fastener website in the industry. In 2017 we added 32 new frequently asked questions, 34 new featured projects, and 1 new specialized website.
In 2017, we told you why some stainless bolts rust and the reason clevises are numbered. Our FAQ section provides a wealth of technical fastener information explained simply.
For the must-know information on all thread rod, 2017 brought you our new specialized website: allthreadrod.com.
2018 promises to deliver even more new content, so when you need technical expertise for the fastener industry, visit us at www.portlandbolt.com.
In 2017, our team answered 32 new Frequently Asked Questions, bringing the total number of FAQs in the most comprehensive technical construction fastener database found online to an incredible 280! These common questions asked of our sales team explain technical aspects of the construction fastener industry so they can be understood by anyone from an experienced engineer to a purchasing agent who rarely buys bolts.
Some of our favorite FAQs from 2017 are:
- Do A490T fasteners exist?
- Does Portland Bolt collect sales tax?
- What is the longest headed bolt that Portland Bolt can manufacture?
In 2017, our sales team added 34 project summaries to the 260 total projects featured on our website. These featured projects contain a description of the project, a listing of the bolts we manufactured for the project, and photographs from before, during, or after construction.
These write-ups demonstrate the broad range of industries, locations, and bolts and fasteners used. Are you working on a similar project, need similar bolts, or working in the same region as one of our featured projects? If so, contact us to explore how we might be able to assist you!
Some of our favorite projects from 2017 are:
- Walt Whitman Bridge in Gloucester City, NJ
- Albuquerque Rapid Transit in Albuquerque, NM
- Ferry County Rail Trail in Inchelium, WA
In addition to our flagship website, www.portlandbolt.com, Portland Bolt operates 15 specialized websites. Each website has been created and is managed by one of our 11 salespeople. Each salesperson possesses expertise centered around the specialized content these diverse sites contain.
Site – Site Manager
All Thread Rod – Kailey Tillman
F1554 Anchor Bolts – Kyle Pettijohn
A325 Bolts – Anthony Porreco
A193 Bolts – Kailey Tillman
Galvanized Anchor Bolts – Gary Rusynyk
Marine Construction Bolts – Mike Monlux
Pole Line Fasteners – Anthony Porreco
Headed Anchor Bolts – Michael Gordian
Anchor Bolt Sleeves – Kyle Pettijohn
Light Pole Anchor Bolts – Kailey Tillman
Shear Plate Connectors – Nate Erde-Wollheim
Tie Rod Assemblies – Steven Wallenstein
Highway Barrier Pins – Anthony Porreco
Split Ring Connectors – Nate Erde-Wollheim
Northwest Bolt & Nut
In 2018, we intend to launch several new microsites with extensive content related to common ASTM fastener specifications and various types of construction fasteners. We will promote these websites in upcoming newsletters, so stay tuned!
In 2017, Portland Bolt made 9,599 separate shipments of nonstandard anchor bolts and construction fasteners to all corners of the earth. Our interactive Shipment Destination Map will show you them all.
Our internet presence and our reputation have worked together to expand our global reach and allowed us to evolve from a regional supplier to a worldwide manufacturer of anchor bolts and construction fasteners. In 2017, Portland Bolt shipped a total of 70 international orders (excluding Canada) destined for 34 different countries.
2017 provided us with an opportunity to partner with 3,099 unique companies spanning a variety of different industries and covering the entire globe.
The initial reaction of many prospective customers is that our location in Portland, Oregon must limit our ability to participate in projects in the eastern part of the country. Fortunately, these numbers demonstrate otherwise. In 2017, on 1,507 occasions East Coast companies chose Portland Bolt to supply fasteners due to a combination of our outstanding service, superb quality, fast delivery, and competitive price. These statistics clearly demonstrate that no project is too far away for Portland Bolt to be considered for the project.
1,507 Eastern time zone shipments.
1,173 Central time zone shipments.
703 Mountain time zone shipments.
5,609 Pacific time zone shipments.
142 Alaskan shipments.
165 Hawaiian shipments.
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In 2017, Portland Bolt shipped almost one order per working day to Canada on average. We continue to overcome the challenges of customs clearance and an unfavorable exchange rate, proving to be a viable option on Canadian projects requiring large, nonstandard bolts.
In 2017 we shipped to 10 Canadian provinces and territories. Our challenge for 2018… ship to Prince Edward Island!
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In 2017, Portland Bolt shipped a whopping 6,509,278 pounds of custom anchor bolts and nonstandard construction fasteners to companies worldwide!
11 Number of full-time salespeople employed by Portland Bolt. We added Angela and Dan to the team on January 8th and will introduce them in the March newsletter. 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.
106 Number of years of combined sales and estimating experience at Portland Bolt.
50 Number of employees at Portland Bolt working in manufacturing, 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.
16 Number of individual websites owned and operated by Portland Bolt, many of which deal with specialized industries, products, or specifications.
3 Number of live video feeds that show in real time our sales office, shipping dock, and galvanized product assembly area.
3+ New educational websites planned for 2018!