CIF has wonderful relationships with heat treaters, platers, machine shops, cold headers, hot headers, drillers, millers, steel houses, screw machine houses, you name it. We offer and leverage those relationships for our customer’s benefit every day. With regard to platings and coatings, look no further. CIF can provide any plating, and any coating on any size fastener. Do you need special packaging, just ask. Just let us know what fasteners you are looking for.
Many of our customers are involved in the automotive, truck, or other transportation equipment manufacturing sectors. We offer all different levels of PPAP’s for those customers. Some need a complete level 3, others need level 1, and some need a modified level 4 phase 3. Whatever your PPAP needs are, or those of your customer, we can meet them. Just let us know at time of inquiry what it is that you need, and we will quote your project accordingly.
Let’s face it, if you order and fine thread bolt and it shows up nicked and damaged, it is scrap. If you order a body turned bolt, and it shows up with dents in the body, it is scrap. We understand that some fasteners, need special handling and packaging. We handle these parts with care from start to finish. If you require any type of special packaging, please let us know. There are certain things we do without being asked, but if you have a request that requires us to go above and beyond, than we will.
CIF is a preferred carrier with American Airlines. We can fly parts to an airport near you for emergencies for far less than the common carriers charge. We are happy to offer this option to our customers when they must have product immediately. We can also offer an inbound airfreight service from our vendor partners around the world. We do import parts, and we can get imported product to Chicago much faster than our competitors. If you are being quoted 18/20 weeks for imported product, give us a try. You will be pleasantly surprised.
If you have a jobsite that needs product quickly, let us know. We can deliver to any point in Chicagoland same day or next day, depending on the specific situation. We are happy to do it. If you need parts, we will get them to you. A project should not be held up because someone forgot to order a bolt, nut, or washer!!!
CIF offers hand or machine sorting. Whatever the situation, please inquire with our sales staff and we can quote your sorting job.
CIF can offer our customers just about any type of plating that could be specified on a fastener. From standard commercial zinc, zinc yellow and zinc black, to Nickel based coatings, to Dacromet, Geomet, Magni, Xylan, Tin, Silver, Gold, Chrome, automotive specifications of any kind…..you name it. Please let us know how we can help. When it comes to locking features, whether it is mechanical or chemical, on a nut, bolt, or pin, or something else, please tell us what you need and we will quote accordingly.
The people at CIF have been importing fasteners for over 24 years. We travel to visit factories. We have trusted agents working on our, and on your behalf. Our lead time for imported product can be as short as 30 days. This may include some expedited freight costs, but at the end of the day, it may be worth it, if you can get your parts. Please inquire about our importing ability should your product needs warrant that service.