• 1977 - Specialty Bolt & Screw (SBS) opens its doors in a 3,000 sq. ft. facility in Agawam, Massachusetts.
  • 1986 – Overseas manufacturing partnerships flourish and SBS has its first international sale.
  • 1992 - SBS is a founding member of the iPower Integrated Supply Chain organization. Remaining an active member to the present day.
  • 1995 - SBS opens new 50,000 sq. ft. facility on Bowles Road in Agawam, Massachusetts. 
  • 1996 - SBS builds a new 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Valcourt, Quebec Canada.
  • 1997 - SBS awarded ISO Certification.
  • 1999 - SBS is selected as one of five companies to work with the US Congress to secure passage of the Fastener Quality Act of 1999.
  • 2006 - SBS opens a 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in Juarez, Mexico.
  • 2008 - SBS is a founding member of the Global Supply Alliance, a group of five distributors focused on leveraging buying power in Asia, facilitating sales around the globe.
  • 2012 - Specialty Bolt & Screw officially rebrands to SBS Inc. 
  • 2012 - SBS opens new facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • 2013 - SBS opens new facility in Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • 2015 - SBS opens new facilities in Escondido, California and Queretaro, Mexico.
  • 2016 - SBS constructs clean room in Agawam location as value-added service for clients.
  • 2017 - SBS opens new facility in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.


At SBS, we understand that it’s the quality of the people that makes the difference between a company that succeeds and a company that struggles. As such, we take the time to seek out and employ the most knowledgeable, innovative, and motivated associates in the c-commodities industry. Each day, our 100+ team members work cohesively to deliver value to our clients. Our human resource assets include:  

  • Multinational, bilingual and multilingual personnel ensure strong communications with overseas suppliers/manufacturers.
  • Proven outside sales advisors, inside sales managers, and competent implementation teams.
  • Many SBS associates have earned advanced degrees in business and engineering to ensure a constant flow of ideas and innovation.



iPower Distribution Group


The iPower Distribution Group is a strategic alliance of leading regional suppliers that combined their resources to offer a full integrated supply chain solution.  The result is a significant overall reduction in procurement costs for MROP and OEM customers. Individually, each iPower member company is a recognized industry leader. Collectively, its strength is unmatched. iPower doesn't just talk about reducing costs: it delivers result. No other company or industry group has more experience or has enjoyed greater success in helping customers deliver savings to their bottom line.


New England Fastener Distributors Association


Specialty Bolt & Screw is a proud, involved member of the New England Fastener Distributors Association (NEFDA). NEFDA advances the interests of the fastener industry by:

  • Promoting the distribution of fasteners through those who'll upgrade the image of the industry
  • Discussing and finding solutions to problems shared by its members
  • Collecting and disseminating useful statistics and information
  • Providing a forum for continuing education
  • Promoting quality improvement in the fastener industry
  • Developing new uses for fasteners in the marketplace
Industrial Fasteners Institute


National Fastener Distributors Association


American Fastener Journal


Fastener Industry News