"Sheet metal screws are thread cutters, right?"
"Can I get a #16 wood screw in brass?"
"Can you rush my overseas order, or should I order domestic?"
Three generations of Robinsons have answered these questions and everything in between as they've guided purchasing managers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and tradesmen into making informed fastener (nuts, screws, bolts, etc.) decisions throughout the years. "The customer deserves our attention," was company founder Ben Robinson's motto.
Ben founded Robinson Screw Corp. in the Bronx in 1960, "when more people made things here," and quickly became well known in many tri-state industries, from lighting to ironwork. He consistently got the best up-to-the-moment prices on domestic and overseas items. He recruited his son Mordi to modernize the business and better service customers. By the mid 70s, the company outgrew its original location and moved to its current Mount Vernon facility in Southern Westchester, NY.
Greg Robinson joined Robinson Screw in the 1980s and instituted a new polybagging service for OEMs. "We could order screws, nuts and bolts and seal a few of each in a plastic pouch for manufacturers to include in their product boxes." Today, Greg presides over the family business, and as his father and grandfather taught him, always provides top notch concierge service to his company's clients. To the fourth generation in the wings, he says "Remember, screws hold everything together."