H-O-T Drill Screws

About Us

H-O-T Drill Screws has been serving industry with the same family ownership since 1947. We maintain the world's largest inventory of Self-Drilling screws. They are available in steel zinc plated, steel climaseal coated, 410 H stainless steel, 300 series stainless steel, and 7075T6 Aluminum. All screws are available with bonded neoprene sealing washers. If we don't have it you wont find it!

Near the end of World War II, Bill Kalter, a private in the U.S. Army, was assigned to the typing pool, having been an excellent typist. He was part of a group typing a long list of thousands of names of GIs being sent home from the European theater. After a day or two, Bill noticed that nobody was really checking the list, so he put his name on it and went home.

After looking for a job, Bill landed one with Keystone Bolt and Nut Co. in New York. He started in the warehouse, and after about six months he felt he learned the business. He went in to see the boss and asked if he could become an outside salesman He was asked several highly technical questions that he couldn’t answer, and was turned down. So he quit and started his own business.

Thus was the beginning of Manufacturer’s Hardware Specialty Corp. The year was 1947, and the company began essentially in a phone booth. Manufacturers Hardware grew to become one of the largest fastener distributors in the metropolitan New York area.

In the late 1960s, a company called Illinois Tool Works invented a new type of screw called TEKS. Around this time, Bill’s son Ed joined the business. Ed immediately recognized the revolutionary new screw as the greatest invention in fasteners to come along.

In short order, The House of TEKS was born, now known as H-O-T Drill Screws, selling to distributors throughout the United Sates and Canada.

H-O-T Drill Screws today maintains the world’s largest inventory of self-drilling screws. The New York warehouse stocks self-drilling screws in steel zinc plated, 410 hard stainless steel, 300 series stainless steel and 7075T6 aluminum. There are close to 5,000 different sizes in stock including 5/16 diameters and #5 point self-drilling screws up to 8 inches long. All screws are available with bonded sealing washers attached, and there are more specials in stock than other places have standards. The motto for H-O-T Drill Screws is, “If we don’t have it, you won’t find it!

Bill Kalter, founder of H-O-T Drill Screws, passed away in 1995, but his son Ed still runs the family business and his grandson, Adam, has recently joined the business and will take over in the future. The Company still has many original customers from the 1940 and 1950s, attesting to the best customer service in the fastener industry.