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About Sems and Specials

The history of our company traces its roots to entrepreneur Bruce Hayes, who began the business in Loves Park, Illinois in 1990. The primary business started with concentration on high volume Sems products. Bruce soon added depth and diversity to the product line by offering an infinite variety of Sems combinations using different screws, washer types, head styles, drive styles, and materials, 


In 1991, Bruce was joined by Jim Kelam who spearheaded sales while Bruce concentrated on manufacturing. To challenge competitors, the team locked in differences that have defined and driven success for more than 30 years.

Our Mission

At Sems and Specials we recognize that the disciplines of quality, health, safety and environmental management are an integral part of its function. We consider these attributes essential to good business practices and the adoption of appropriate Quality Standards. 

With the understanding and dedication of management and staff, Sems and Specials has

adopted and implemented the ISO 9001-2015 standard and QSLM Cage Code 5B4N5 Class 2

for Quality Management Systems. We will continue to meet industry standards and the highest

standards of our own in the quest to constantly exceed the expectations of our customers, 

colleagues and partners.

Quality products at Sems and Special

Industries We Serve

Sems and Specials supplies products to clients in a wide range of industries with multiple applications.  With this comes a unique expertise in being able to problem solve and find solutions for almost any need, usually being able to provide a custom solution tailored to any requirement.  We routinely distribute product to customers worldwide, whose core businesses are in these industries:

 - Appliance

 - Automotive Aftermarket

 - Computer Technologies

 - Consumer Products

 - Electronic Equipment

 - Industrial Products

 - Lawn and Garden

 - Marine

 - Medical Equipment

 - Military

 - Motorcycle

 - Optical Equipment

 - Telecommunications

 - Transportation

Sems and Specials serves industries - Appliance, automotive, computers, technology, consumer products, electronics, agriculture, medica, military, optical, telecommunications, transportation

Sems and Specials in the Fastener Industry

Sems and Specials believes in givings back to the Industry - we are members of many of the industry associations across the country and make every effort to participate to support, promote and enhance the industry we work in whenever possible.

Sems and Specials Industrial Fastener Institute
Sems and Specials Mid West Fastener Association
Sems and Specials National Fastener Distributors Association
Sems and Specials Southeastern Fastener Association
Sems and Specials Mid Atlantic Fastener Distributors Association
Sems and Specials Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association
Sems and Specials Southwestern Fasteners Association
Sems and Specials New England Fastener Distributors Associaton
Sems and Specials proudly Made in the USA America

A leading domestic manufacturer of fasteners to logistics

   companies producing standards, sems and specials.

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