In 1972, Michael Kin, Jack Zielinski and Peter Zerebny came up with a simple idea: to sell and distribute fasteners to area businesses. The three friends set up shop in Zielinski’s home garage in York, Pennsylvania, opening the first location of Military & Commercial Fasteners Corporation — now known simply as MCF.

The company found its success in a pursuit of the highest quality and an attention to detail, and that pursuit paid off. MCF expanded over the next six years from Zielinski’s garage to a 6,000 square-foot shop. Over the next 10 years, they more than doubled their operating space in York — and over the next 20 years, their facility size nearly tripled. They added new production and distribution centers in Athens, GA (2002), and continued to grow at all of their facilities.

Today, MCF is a nearly $50 million-a-year operation with 74 employees and 182,500 square feet of manufacturing, engineering, testing, packaging and distribution space across their three locations.