A Century of Progress
Since 1912, one year before Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly lines in his Highland Park, Michigan plant, the Cold Heading Company has been a trusted source for cold-formed fasteners in the automotive industry. From the earliest mass-produced automobiles to the most modern powertrain, braking, assembly, and safety system applications; our brand is a recognized fixture of international manufacturing.
Founding of Ajax Bolt and Screw Co.
Gustave Maertens purchased controlling interest in Ajax Bolt and Screw.
Rene DeSeranno founded Cold Heading Company
Ajax Bolt and Screw became Ajax Metal Processing
Cold Heading Company’s corporate headquarters relocated to Warren, Michigan
• Derek Stevens became Chief Executive Officer
• Direct Tool established for Tooling Support for Manufacturing
Cold Heading started Indiana manufacturing divisions
Cold Heading acquired GT Specialty Fasteners
Direct Tool acquired Wolverine Carbide and Die Company and became Wolverine Carbide and Tool
Cold Heading acquired the automotive fastener divisions of SPS Technologies
Cold Heading doubled Indiana manufacturing facility
Cold Heading opened the Indiana Technical and Administration Center in Fremont, IN.