Mutual Screw & Hardware opened its doors in April of 1947. Started by the father and son team of Harry & Herbert Migdal, business concentrated on the furniture and dinette industry in the New York City metropolitan area. In addition to manufacturing certain fasteners, Mutual stocked and distributed hinges, levelers, draw pulls and tools.
As manufacturing began to leave the New York area the focus of the business changed. Packaging for, and servicing the hardware stores, lumber yards, and electrical supply industry became the central focus of the business.
Over the years between 1947 and 1960 the business grew. By 1960 a multistory building in the SOHO section of lower Manhattan was purchased to house the growing business. By 1980 the business had outgrown that building, and a search began for a new location. By April of 1981 a new building had been found in Rochelle Park, NJ. And by November of that year Mutual Screw left New York City and moved into a modern 1 story 32000 square foot warehouse just 12 miles from the George Washington Bridge.
Growth continued, In 1991 Mutual merged with the Riteloc Company, a full line fastener distributor located in Freeport, NY. After operating both locations for 2 years operations were consolidated in New Jersey.
By 1993 Mutual acquired the assets of All Fasteners of Paterson, NJ, a distributor specializing in supplying the Electrical Supply Industry.
In 2004 Universal Fasteners Service and Supply was acquired. Universal specialized in supplying specialized fastener assortment kits, custom packaging, and internet sales.
Today Mutual is run by a team possessing over 100 years of experience. Mark Warner (Herb Migdal’s son in law) has been in the fastener industry since 1971. David Kaplan (Vice President and former owner of Riteloc) grew up in the fastener industry, his father was an officer and purchasing manager with the former Atlas Screw & Specialty Corporation, Elizabeth, NJ. Art Ottimo (VP of Sales) is the former owner of All Fasteners. Rick Murray (purchasing director) started his career with Industrial Fasteners / Cap Screw and Nut Corp. Dennis Shanahan (Director of Industrial Sales) started his career with Gardenbolt, Corp. Bill Berit (Universal Fasteners Service and Supply) is now directing Internet Sales and Website Development.
Mutual Screw & Supply can supply all fastener and tape needs. We stock Screws, Nuts, Bolts, Washers, Rivets, Threaded Rod, Anchors, Cable Ties, Drill Bits, Screw Driver Insert Bits, Electrical Tape, Duct Tape, Carton Sealing Tape, Foil Tape, Teflon Pipe Tape, Barricade Tape, and Detectable Tape. Fasteners are stocked in Steel, Stainless, Brass, Bronze and Nylon. We can supply bulk and packaged product, and can custom package and label to customer specifications.
Last Updated: 11/23/2012