Portland Bolt FAQs

Round Bar

Does Portland Bolt sell steel round bar?

Portland Bolt is a nonstandard bolt manufacturing company that specializes in manufacturing custom bolts and other nonstandard construction fasteners from steel round bar.  Our extensive inventory of steel round bar is used solely for the purpose of manufacturing fasteners for our customers.  It is our desire to always provide the finished product by using the... Read more

Stock Tie Rod Assemblies

Are stock tie rod assemblies available?

Unfortunately not. Due to the custom nature of each assembly’s unique diameter, length, and right hand and left hand thread requirements, we do not have a way to inventory “standard” assemblies. Clevises also have several options per size including tap size, right or left hand threading, pin size, and grip which is the reason these... Read more

Product Catalog

Can Portland Bolt mail me a catalog and a price list?

Portland Bolt does not have a traditional catalog or price list. The reason for this is because the majority of fasteners supplied by Portland Bolt are custom made on a per order basis. Once manufactured, the parts are shipped out immediately to the end user, so a price list would not be easy to compile. Portland... Read more

Class 3A Thread

Does Portland Bolt produce bolts with a Class 3A thread? What does the “A” mean in “3A”?

Portland Bolt does not manufacture or supply bolts with a Class 3A thread. Instead, Portland Bolt manufactures and supplies bolts with a Class 2A thread and nuts with a Class 2B thread. The A designates a male thread and the B designates a female thread. Essentially there are three different classes of threads, the difference... Read more

Dimensioned Closed Eye Bolt

Turned Eye Bolts

Do Portland Bolt eye bolts have load ratings?

Portland Bolt manufactures eye bolts to pretty much any size imaginable. The type of eye bolt that Portland Bolt makes is not forged, but is turned and can be welded shut if needed. When load ratings are provided for eye bolts, they are normally for forged eye bolts, where the eye is formed as one solid... Read more

Rush Lead Times

Can Portland Bolt expedite my order?

Yes, Portland Bolt can rush an order though production. Portland Bolt has what we recognize as “standard lead times.” These lead times consider the manufacturing processes required to complete an order. For instance, if we are going to manufacture a 1” x 36” hot-dip galvanized ASTM F1554 Grade 36 hex-head anchor bolt with 6” of thread,... Read more

State DOT Projects

Does Portland Bolt provide fasteners on Department of Transportation jobs?

Yes, Portland Bolt provides domestic fasteners with paperwork for DOT projects all over the US. We routinely have state inspectors from Oregon, Washington, and California in our facility inspecting and tagging orders for our customers. For contractors and steel fabricators in other states, we are able to ship the materials to the jobsite, or to... Read more

Online Ordering

Why doesn’t Portland Bolt have an ecommerce website where I can place orders on line?

While we’ve made it very easy to submit an inquiry online, we don’t have a system that allows a purchase to be made online through a few simple clicks or an online listing of prices. Portland Bolt is a manufacturer of nonstandard construction bolts, which does not lend itself to an ecommerce site. While there... Read more

Crane mat

Crane Mat Rods

Does Portland Bolt manufacture crane mat rods and bolts?

Yes, Portland Bolt manufactures crane mat rods. Crane mats (also known as timber mats, barge mats, road mats, swamp mats, pipeline mats, and floater mats) are wooden mats used for stabilizing machinery (often cranes) on unstable ground. They can also be used as a makeshift road, similar to a corduroy road. Crane mat rods are long threaded... Read more

Tie Rod Mounting Brackets

Does Portland Bolt manufacture the mounting brackets for tie rod assemblies?

Unfortunately Portland Bolt does not have the capability to fabricate the wall mounts to which clevises attach. These fabricated lugs need to be designed by an engineer or architect to ensure they can withstand the loads applied to the tie rod assemblies. If you have a detailed drawing of the mounting brackets, we can have them... Read more