Fastenal Turns 50 Years Old, And Opens A Museum

Fastenal has been celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2017, as the company was established on Nov. 28, 1967. Watch this new two-part video from the company to learn the history of the company.

Fastenal has been celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout this year, as the company opened for business on Nov. 28, 1967. This week, from Tuesday through Thursday, the company is hosting a 'Fastenal Museum Open House' at its original location — a small brick building in downtown Winona, MN. Recently renovated, that building is now a private Fastenal museum full of the company's history. This week, it is opening to the public at no cost.

“The museum is a walk down memory lane for Fastenal,” company public relations director/event planner Molly Trim told the Winona Daily News. “It’s an opportunity on our 50th anniversary to open our doors and share these stories with the employees, customers and community members who have been with us along the way.”

See the company's Facebook event post for the museum opening here.

Fastenal — No. 7 on Industrial Distribution's Big 50 List — opened for business on Nov. 28, 1967 and today is headquartered in west Winona.

Just a few weeks ago on Nov. 6, Fastenal got to ring the Nasdaq opening market bell, bringing along 30 employees and a guest each for the event.

In this this new three-part video series below, Fastenal founder Bob Kierlen walks you through the history of the company.

Industrial Distribution congratulates Fastenal on its 50 years, and wishes all the best during the next 50.