About Us

Who we are and what we do

The secret to the success of Class C Components is simple: we supply quality fasteners and industrial supplies with a commitment to service and flexibility that is unmatched – “the personal touch.”



Class C Components is a leading industrial distributor of fasteners located just outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Our Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs and JIT services ensure optimal stock levels on metric fasteners, stainless fasteners, hardware, fittings, abrasives, 3M, janitorial, shipping and safety products. We support OEM’s and sub-assembly contractors in Minnesota and throughout the United States. VMI programs ensure industrial supplies are inventoried at predetermined levels to minimize inventory and maximize transaction savings by consolidating suppliers and purchases. Our business partners include quality manufacturers like 3M, Hellermann Tyton, Loctite, Lenox and Brady. Value added services include parts kitting, mil-spec fasteners, black zinc and ROHS compliant plating. Many of our employees have more than 20 years experience in industrial supplies and in the fastener industry to support your sourcing efforts. We will deliver the right product for your application when you need it, in the quantity you want in inventory at a competitive price.Class C Components is certified ISO 9001:2008 and strives to continually improve our quality processes and practices.

Class C Components specializes in meeting and exceeding the industrial, safety, janitorial and shipping supply needs of small to large OEM and sub-assembly manufacturers. We supply fasteners and industrial supplies for OEM end user product as well as tool room supplies.

  • ISO9001 Certified Company Incorporated in 1995
  • Customer focused OEM Industrial Distributor with Supply Chain Solutions for Class “C” products.
  • Experts in creating, designing, implementing and servicing Managed Inventory Programs that include: Abrasives / Adhesives / Cable Management / Cutting Tools / Electrical / Fasteners / Fittings / Janitorial / Material Handling / MRO /  Tapes / Protective Caps  / Safety / Shipping Products / 3M .
  • Utilize cutting edge data collection technology for Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) customers via all in one tool (camera, scanner, mobile phone) with the fastest product scanning & order transmission speed to our facility. Transmitted data assists in building usage history for user friendly customer reports.

VMI programs reduce: inventory – transactions – receiving – purchasing and accounting costs. Deliver dock to dock, dock to stock or via Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and sub-contract manufacturers throughout the Midwestern United States.

Distribute: Abrasives / Adhesives / Cable Management/ Cutting Tools / Electrical / Janitorial / Material Handling / MRO / Protective Caps / Production / Safety / Shipping / Tapes and Tools

Fasteners: Metric / Nylon / Pre-applied patch / RoHS Compliant / Stainless / Standard / Steel / Zinc

On-site facility services include: On-Site Fastener and Parts Kitting Department / Custom Labeling and Packaging / Engineering and Procurement Sourcing Support. Product Plating and Dimensional Inspection

Manufacturers: 3M, Akro-Mils, Alcoa Fastening Systems, Apex, Brady, CGW, Drill-Co, Essentra Components, Florida Pneumatic Tools, Global Glove, Hellermann-Tyton, Henkel-Loctite, Industrial Rivet, Irwin Tools, Krylon, Lakeland Industries, Lenox, Micro-Plastics, Norseman Drill, Oetiker Clamps, Power-Coil, Powers Fasteners, Pregis Surface Guard, Spray-On, Stanley, Trim-Lok, Vibra-Tite, Westchester Glove and hundreds of additional quality manufacturers worldwide.

Inventory Management Specialists, On-Site Parts Kitting Department / Custom Packaging, Fastener and Assembly Components, Supply Chain Solutions

  • Promote from within the Organization
  • Quality: ISO 9001:2008 Certification in June of 2010
  • 100% product traceability to the Manufacturer, Lot and Order Origin
  • Climate Controlled Warehouse
  • Continuous Inventory Cycle Counting
  • Constant Stock Rotations and Shelf Life Evaluations
  • On-going investments in hardware, software and technology to streamline data and transaction costs from our facility to our customers business
  • Coordinate Product Training with Manufacturers

Class C Components continually invests in our corporation and employees to mutually benefit the company and our most important ally our customer.


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Customized Vendor Managed Inventory Programs

  • VMI: Custom Vendor Managed Inventory plans designed to meet the supply chain needs of your business.
  • The foundation of the individualized program is to achieve optimum inventory supply levels. VMI programs are created to be efficient and effective working with your company procurement objectives. Programs utilize scanners with preset minimum and maximum inventory levels on products from fasteners, industrial, MRO and safety products.
  • Supplement VMI programs with: Just -In-Time Blanket Orders & Scheduled Release Purchase Orders.
  • Inventory Allocations per Product, Customer and Program.

VMI Form

Customized Distribution Delivery Methods

  • Dock-to-Dock
  • Dock-to-Stock
  • Special Delivery Times & Dates

Custom Packaging and Fastener Kitting

  • Customized Parts Kits
  • Special Packaging, Bar-Coding & Custom Labeling
  • Light Assembly
  • Class C Components on-site Kitting Department ensures accuracy and quality.
  • Kits may be included with your final product.

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Custom Manufactured Parts

  • Nylon or Adhesive Patch on Fasteners
  • Double Ended Studs
  • Non-Metallic Parts
  • Provide a Print or Sample of your special fastener or hardware
  • Specifications
  • Quantity and Delivery Requirements

Quality Control

  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company
  • 100% Product Traceability to Manufacturer, Lot & Order Origin
  • On-Site Product Plating & Dimensional Inspection
  • Continuous Inventory Cycle Counting
  • Constant Stock Rotation First In First Out (FIFO)
  • Provide SDS / MTR / Product Specification Sheets and C of C
  • Identify Reach and RoHS Compliant product per request

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