| Fastenal is engaged in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies. This includes threaded fasteners, bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, as well as miscellaneous supplies and hardware, such as pins, machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire rope, strut, rivets, and related accessories. Most of Co.'s customers are in the manufacturing and non-residential construction markets. The manufacturing market includes sales of products for both original equipment manufacturing, and manufacturing, repair and operations. The non-residential construction market includes general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors. |
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