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NORTHVALE, New Jersey – April 13, 2012
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Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company Celebrates a Century of Success

Join in the festivities with a free commemorative 100thAnniversary T-Shirt

Contact: Joanne Sherman
Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company
201-750-1040 x4107

Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company, a global manufacturer, distributor and importer of quality rivets and fasteners, has launched a yearlong celebration in recognition of its 100th anniversary.

Established by Willie Goodman in 1912, Industrial Rivet was founded on a set of core values that have remained the cornerstone of the company’s philosophy throughout the decades – to deliver exemplary service, a superior product set, ongoing innovation and unmatched quality to its customers. It’s this commitment to values combined with a truly family-oriented approach to business that Steven Sherman, the fourth generation to work in the company, says has helped Industrial Rivet weather the economic ups and downs of the last century.

“We believe one of the secrets to our longevity is our family culture. Not just that we are still family owned and operated 100 years after my great-grandfather started this business, but that we consider our employees, customers and business partners all members of our extended family.” Mr. Sherman adds, “That and the fact that we have never taken our eyes off the tradition of quality and excellence that Willie Goodman, my great grandfather, so firmly believed in.”

What began as a small, local operation based out of Brooklyn, NY has grown into a world leader in the field of rivets and fasteners with 10 international locations and 11 U.S. distribution centers with nearly 65 employees. This includes four Goodman family members that form the foundation of the company’s expertise: Bill Goodman, President; Steven Sherman, Vice President; Joanne Goodman Sherman, Secretary/Treasurer; and Allen Goodman, Accounts Receivable.

According to Joanne Goodman Sherman, “It’s rare to see a family-owned company thrive for this many generations and still have the same level of dedication and commitment to the business as the founder did, but we do. And since my father, brother, son and I are directly involved in the day-to-day operation we can make critical decisions to help our customers meet their needs faster than any other company in the industry.”

Ms. Sherman goes on to say, “For Industrial Rivet, it’s all about relationships – with our customers and with our business partners. We know that we would not be here today if it weren’t for the long-standing relationships we have built… and our ability to do that is based largely on Willie’s vision a century ago.”

To say thank you to its customers, Industrial Rivet is giving away t-shirts to commemorate its first 100 years of business. To get your free t-shirt (one per customer), simply visit and click on the 100th Anniversary banner to place an order.

About Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company
Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company is a global distributor, manufacturer and importer with 10 international locations, 11 U.S. distribution centers and nearly 65 employees. Specifically, the company holds one of the industry’s largest inventories of off-the-shelf products ranging from standard to highly specialized rivets, available in any head style, length, material and finish. In addition, Industrial Rivet’s   manufacturing capability enables them to design, engineer and engineer both custom and ready-made products. The company also offers a wide range of proprietary riveting products, as well as sophisticated automated rivet tools and rivet delivery systems.

Founded in 1912, Industrial Rivet remains family owned and operated and gives its clients access to both products made exclusively in the U.S., as well as lower-cost alternatives imported from the company’s international facilities.

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Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company (est. 1912)
200 Paris Avenue
Northvale, New Jersey 07647 U.S.A.
(800) 289-7483
Tel: (201) 750-1040
Fax: (201) 750-1050
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