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Platings and Coatings

What is the main purpose for plating and coating hardware? Hardware is usually coated or plated for corrosion resistance. Corrosion can seriously affect the performance of hardware and so it may need these secondary processes to extend its lifetime. The main difference between the two is that coatings utilize a specific solution and do not...

Top Four Fastener Trends Observed in 2021

1. New Materials “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it…” But that isn’t Fast-Rite’s way. We say, “if it can be better, then why not?”. Fasteners were traditionally made from metal and plastic but there are other materials that can be more suitable with enhanced solidity. Materials such as ceramics, carbon fiber and special alloy...

Container Shortages and Port Congestion Leads to Increasing Freight Costs

  How did the container shortage come about? Only 40% of containers shipped from China to North America were returned to China after China’s Covid-19 recovery and during the shutdowns in the Western hemisphere. This means almost half of those containers are unusable. On one hand, container manufacturers are not producing them fast enough to...

Why Switch to a Vendor Managed Inventory?

Vendor Managed Inventory system with Fast-Rite International The difference between success and failure in today’s industrial environment is dependent on an efficient inventory system. According to our customer service team, one of the most upsetting things for customers to hear is that their parts are out of stock, especially if it is caused by an...

3 Reasons to Choose Brass Fittings & Ball Valves

  Fast-Rite has a complete line of Brass Fittings, Ball Valves and other components. Selection Adapters and Fittings Fast-Rite stocks a complete line of Brass Adapters and Fittings. Choose from Brass Hose Barbs; Brass SAE 45°, Compression, Pipe, and Inverted Flare Adapters; Poly-Flow and Poly-Push Fittings; D.O.T. Air Brake Fittings; and Garden Hose Fittings. Needle...

Shedding Some Light on Industrial Productivity

  If I told you that you could… Increase worker productivity 5 – 15%. Reduce Absenteeism 40% Reduce energy consumption drastically Improve safety Improve moral Have this all pay for itself in as low as a year Present dozens of documented examples of how it’s already been done Would I have your interest? There’s a...

Looking for Welding Supplies?

  Give us a call! Fast-Rite introduces its Welding Genius and Genius (TM) supply programs, featuring all major brands of Mig, Tig, Arc & Gas welding consumables, equipment and safety supplies. And watch out for our new MRO Genius and Welding Genius web sites coming soon! http://www.mrogenius.com

2019 Fast-Rite Brochure

  Our new 2019 corporate brochure is now available. Click below to take a look. //fast-rite.com/wp-content/uploads/FR_Corporate-brochure_2019.pdf This beautiful new brochure will give you an introduction of our products, services, and mission – to optimize your production environment and reduce your total cost of ownership.

Having Trouble Finding Hydraulic Fittings?

  Fast-Rite has a full line of JIC, SAE and BSP Hydraulic Fittings – domestic or import Supplies are scarce! Some major manufacturers are facing line shutdowns and supply failure because of material and power shortages overseas, and empty distribution pipelines here in the states. That’s why Fast-Rite International is pleased to announce its full...

Fast-Rite Now Your Source for Cable Tie Express!

  Fast-Rite is pleased to announce that it is now part of the Cable Tie Express distribution network. A wide variety of wire management items is now available to us from Cable Tie Express, including standard and specialty cable ties, heat shrink tubing, mounting bases, wire connectors and cable clamps. These products certainly enable Fast-Rite...

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