Wednesday, February 5, 2014


As the oldest, largest, and most successful "Fastener House" in the state - Capitol City Bolt has grown to create "sister" businesses to support the needs of their customers.  This "family" of local businesses stand separately, but work first to support each other.  This increases our competitive edge, allowing us to deliver world class service to you. 

In the next couple of posts, we will share more information about some of these other enterprises.

Another "sister" is: Structural Bolt & Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Nashville Tennessee. 

Since 1985, Structural Bolt & Manufacturing has been providing the finest products and services in the structural fastener industry. We specialize in heavy construction fasteners and anchoring products for the structural steel industry. As one of today's leading anchor rod manufacturers and structural fastener distributors in the United States, our capabilities are limited only by an engineer's imagination.

What follows is a brief listing of their manufacturing capabilities ... to contact (and for more information) see:


Friday, January 31, 2014

Did you know that Capitol City Bolt & Screw Co., Inc. has siblings ?  

As the oldest, largest, and most successful "Fastener House" in the state - Capitol City Bolt has grown to create "sister" businesses to support the needs of their customers.  This "family" of local businesses stand separately, but work first to support each other.  This increases our competitive edge, allowing us to deliver world class service.

In the next couple of posts, we will share more information about some of these other enterprises.

One sister business is: QUALITY PLATING CO., Inc. in Nashville Tennessee.

What follows is a brief listing of their plating capabilities ... to contact (and for more information) see:

  Processes / Capabilities
Electroless Nickel
Electroless nickel is a rack process, suitable for complex shapes and large-size components. We can coat a part up to 8 ft. long, 4 ft. wide, & 4 ft. deep.
Powder Coating
Powder coating is a rack process in which parts are sprayed with a dry powder paint and then placed in an oven, where the powder particles melt and unite to form a continuous film. We have done jobs as small as drawer knobs and as large as the rails that cars at local dealerships sit on. The paint is available in many colors. You pick the color you want from one of our color charts and we can order it if we don't already have it in stock.
Zinc Plating
Zinc Plating using either Hexavalent or Trivalent chromate is processed on one of our barrel plating lines. Barrel plating can accommodate a wide variety of shapes and sizes, as well as different metals and alloys. Generally any part that can fit through the opening in the barrel can be plated. However, heavy parts have a tendency to nest, causing a non-uniform appearance in chromate color. Trivalent chromate is available in clear, yellow, and black. Hexavalent chromate is available in clear, yellow, black, green, blue, red, and olive drab.
Black Oxide
Black oxide is a rack process in which the coating is applied by submersing the parts into a boiling salt solution. The coating penetrates into the base material, therefore there is no dimensional change. We have the capacity to coat a part up to 10 ft. long, 4 ft wide, and 4 ft. deep.
Parts can either be racked or dipped to process. During a chemical passivation treatment, the surface of a part is chemically treated by a mild oxidant. The treatment removes free iron and other foreign contaminants and promotes the formation of a chromium-rich corrosion resistant layer. We have the capacity to passivate a part up to 10 ft. long, 4 ft. wide, and 4ft. deep.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

   Don't assume that Capitol City Bolt & Screw Co., Inc. just sells bolts and screws.

   We also sell pretty much every other "fastener related" item (minus nails and staples) that you might need for your: industrial / mechanical / construction / automotive job.

  This includes: THREADED ROD (stocked in most: diameters, materials, and length), STRUT (aka pipe hangers and mechanical supports - Cooper B-Line brand: 2 sizes, 2 lengths - clamps),  DRILL BITS (all sizes : standard, metric, jobber, carbide tip, nitro jobber, Cobalt, stubby, reduced shank, Number / Letter, aircraft / long, masonry, SDS, brad point, special, etc...),  ALLEN WRENCHES (aka hex keys - all sizes - TORX, T-handle - singles & sets), TAPS (cuts threads inside a hole - taper tap, plug tap, bottom tap, acme tap, drill/tap combo),   DIES (cuts threads onto a rod),   HELICOIL PRODUCTS (thread repair inserts - singles & kits),   APEX (hex) BITS (slotted, Phillips, hex, long, short, special ),  HOLE SAWS,  ABRASIVES,  WIRE WHEELS/BRUSHES,  RIVETS (most materials, sizes & styles stocked),  RIVET GUNS & PARTS,  SAW BLADES ( Lennox brand jigsaw, reciprocal, and band saw blades.  Other brands for cutting: masonry & metal),  MASONRY ANCHORS (Simpson StrongTie, lag shields, nail-in anchors, chemical stud, etc),  TOGGLE BOLTS (metal, nylon),   PLASTIC ANCHORS (drive in),  EYE BOLTS (forged, bent, long shank, short shank),  TURNBUCKLES (hook & eye, hook & hook, eye & eye - various sizes), S-HOOKS,  U-BOLTS,  PINS (roll, spiral, groove, taper, threaded taper, pull taper, cotter, lynch, hitch, clevis, dowel, slotted spring, etc... ),  AIRCRAFT CABLE & ACCESSORIES (aka wire rope ~ cut to length ~ crimps, stops, clamps, loops),  CHAIN  (big to small, many grades & styles ~ by the box OR cut to length ~ Hi-TEST chain, proof coil chain, Liberty coil chain, safety chain, sash chain, single jack chain, straight link machine chain, lock link chain, twist link machine chain, well chain),  CHAIN ACCESSORIES (clevis hooks, shackles, binders),  NYLON ZIP TIES (small to giant),  HOSE CLAMPS (stocked small to giant),  OIL-DRI (aka cat-litter), and last but not least...  DUCT TAPE and  WD-40 !!!

  FUN FACT- the TWO most valuable tools your in your shop/car/toolbox ...                                                                                                                              

                        If it should move and doesn't ... use WD-40  
                   If if moves and shouldn't ...        use DUCT TAPE

  Because we serve industry... it is also worth mentioning that we offer only INDUSTRIAL GRADE products, of the best quality available, domestically produced (when possible).  We will not sell the cheap, imported, "use them once or twice then-they-break" tools you buy at the Chinese Tool store.

 Lastly, we also sell SERVICE and EXPERT ADVISE !   Please contact us, if we can help you.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Q: Where can I buy a  3/8" hex nut ?  
A:  Well, many places.  Try the Hardware stores, "big box" Retailers, Auto Parts house, etc ...    

However, let's say that you have a SPECIAL / CRITICAL application ...
  Perhaps you need a large QUANTITY ... 
     Maybe you are unsure of ALL OPTIONS and PROPERTIES available ...

The fastener professionals at Capitol City Bolt & Screw Co., Inc. can help !  

FAST FACT - If you just consider Capitol City Bolt & Screw's INSIDE SALES team... they alone have 200+ years combined experience in the fastener industry !   This rich, deep, experience is also present at every level of the organization.   One would be challenged to find this much specialized industrial fastener knowledge gathered together in one place - anywhere in America.     

Just so you know, we carry HEX NUTS in the following:

   SIZES: from the tiny #2(- 56 threads per inch)  to a big 3"(- 4 threads per inch) !  

  MATERIALS: mild steel (Grade 2), harder steel (Grade 5), hardest steel (Grade 8), mild stainless steel (18-8), hard stainless steel (316), brass, bronze, nylon.

  THREAD PITCHES: coarse thread (UNC), fine thread (UNF), metric thread (coarse & fine), and left hand.

  FINISHES: plain, zinc (Silver) plated, zinc (Yellow/Gold) dichromate,  (Black) oxide, & (shiny) nickel plated.

  STYLES:  jam (thin), heavy, flange (washer attached), Nylock locking, slotted hex, couplings, acorn, cap, wing, etc ...  

   Anything else (not listed) ?  We can easily ORDER.  

  Just call, e-mail, or come see us when you have the occasion. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Because we are a dedicated SERVICE organization ... 

we want to remind you that CAPITOL CITY BOLT & SCREW CO., INC. will keep our regular hours for the coming Easter Weekend.

We know that YOU make YOUR money serving YOUR customers, and so we'll be here to serve you all day Good Friday and for the first half of Saturday (as usual).

Meanwhile, enjoy the Blessings of  Easter with your family ... and if you happen to find the golden hex nut inside your Easter egg ... don't eat it !

Monday, March 25, 2013


Snow, Sleet, Rain, Cold weather... does not stop Capitol City Bolt & Screw customers.

Till warm weather returns ... Our sales office is on hand to serve you:

By Phone - call (615) 254 8707,
By Fax     - call (615) 242 1535,
By e-mail  -,
or come see us at our CITY COUNTER
                 - Mon-Fri 7am-5pm   Sat 8am-noon.

Friday, March 8, 2013


Welcome to Capitol City Bolt & Screw Co., Inc.

After 42+ years at 1003 Third Avenue South (one block east of the Old City Cemetery on Fourth) in downtown Nashville TN, we're proud to have built the "largest stocking fastener warehouse" in the Southeastern United States. Our  facilities now encompass an entire city block (both sides of the street) !

Aside from our amazing stock inventory, what really sets us apart is the EXPERT KNOWLEDGE  and SERVICE that we offer our customers.

We also understand that YOUR time is valuable, so we offer you these ways to submit your orders ... 

Our seasoned staff is ready to give you expert advise at our CITY COUNTER, which  is open 6 days a week (Mon-Fri 7 am-5 pm and Sat 8 am-noon).

If you know what you need, phone ahead for WILL CALL service ... phone (615 254 8707) or fax (615 254 1535) and your orders will be picked and waiting for you.

We can DELIVER your order locally to most places across Middle TN.  We also provide many OTHER SHIPPING METHODS  (UPS, FedEx, USPS, freight, etc...).

We also accept orders, quotes, and other inquiries by e-mail at :

FAST FACT - Our sister business leaves another mark on the Nashville Skyline ... Structural Bolt Manufacturing Co., Inc.  fabricated the massive anchor bolts  necessary to support the massive rolling roof of the new Nashville Convention Center and it's acres and acres of new convention space.