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
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.