Humble beginnings

Founded in 1979 by Jim Belford Sr., J&L Fasteners was created to provide industrial companies and manufacturers in the Chicagoland area with their fastener needs.  J&L started out in a 4500 sq. foot building in East Chicago, Indiana with only a handful of employees.  J&L Fasteners is happy and blessed to be able to say that we have been a family owned and operated business since our founding in 1979.  Jim Belford Sr. retired in 1994. He left full ownership to his son, Jim Belford.  Lord willing, the company will remain in the family for as long as possible!

J&L Fasteners, today!

Over the years, J&L has grown from a small fastener house into a fully loaded fastener, hose, and industrial supply distribution center!  Today, we have a total of 4 warehouses in 3 different areas!  Our main distribution building, along with the J&L Hose Company are both located in Hammond, Indiana.  The other two warehouses are in Cleveland, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. It is our people who make J&L Fasteners who we are.  We take pride in the fact that our employees love to work for J&L Fasteners, and we have very little turnover.  In September of 2019, we had the honor of celebrating our 40th year anniversary!  Our employees are the real reason for our success.