By Kimberly Ellert Guerrette
Article published in the Spring 2010 edition of Distributor Link Magazine
Rural America = Crescent Manufacturing
Crescent resides at 700 George Washington Turnpike, Burlington, Connecticut, on property purchased from the town's largest landowner, a farmer. Across the street was a small farmhouse with a barn, cows, and that couple you see in the painting, you know the one, she wears the apron, and he carries the pitchfork. We see deer grazing in the meadow and wild turkeys wandering across the front lawn. George Washington Turnpike is not a big highway, just a secondary road that, being New England, George rode down at some time in his travels. When Crescent came to Burlington, we were in the industrial park. A small manufacturer in small-town America, hiring local people to become skilled fastener makers, producing a product that is proudly made in the USA.
The American Dream = Crescent Manufacturing
A butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, but in Crescent's case, a real estate agent, an auto mechanic and a dry cleaner got together and decided to make screws. America, the Land of Opportunity, and it was for those men who took the chance and built Crescent 50 years ago. They retired and the next American Dreamers stepped up, and now Dick Hrinak, President, and Steve Wilson, Chairman of Crescent, take the torch to light the entrepreneurial fire. When you think about it, that is what makes America, America. Equal opportunity for all. The World equates America with Big Business, mega-companies that employ thousands, but it is really the small companies that provide the majority of jobs and keep the country running. Crescent produces quality fasteners by the millions each year that are shipped to hundreds of distributors across the United States and shipped around the world, who are also, the most part, small businesses. Each one of those companies most likely started with its own dreamer. Many today are looking for proudly made in the U.S.A.
Baseball, Apple Pie, and the 4th of July= Crescent Manufacturing
Crescent is an All-American company. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have only sold American-made product throughout our 50-year history. We work to provide our customers with the quality they can count on by maintaining certifications with QSLM, ISO 9001:2008, and now, AS9100. We want to be your Boy Scout manufacturer; reliable, trustworthy, and dependable. We know the importers are always going to be offering temptation we can compete with but that's OK, because we can offer something that they cannot: Proudly made in the U.S.A.
For more information about our precision fasteners, call 1-800-673-2591