“Quality + Care = Extraordinary Value!” is the driving force behind K-J’s everyday operations. Established in 1975, founder Don “Stoney” Stonebrook set out to be a manufacturer of short run, special fasteners. Over the last 48+ years we have become a full-service provider, manufacturer, and value-added center for a growing array of products to a wide variety of OEM’s and Distributors.
K-J’s focus has always been to serve our valued customers with superior quality products and timely deliveries. To meet that need, in 2007 we pursued and received our ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification. We’re very proud of this achievement and of the confidence that it gives our customers in knowing they are partnering with a vendor who ensures documented high industry standards throughout their entire supply chain.
Today K-J is comprised of three SBU’s (Strategic Business Units); our ever-growing manufacturing facility, sourcing of a wide variety of special fasteners and O.E.M. replacement components, and kits and assemblies (labor intensive projects such as bagging, assembling, sorting, fabricating, special packaging, or other secondary operations). All products are offered in JIT programs to minimize your costs associated with acquiring, expediting, storing, handling, and maintaining your inventory.
K-J is involved within the fastener industry and business community. We are charter members of the North Coast Fastener Association established in 1983. K-J is active in our area Chambers of Commerce and is a long-standing member of the National Federation of Independent Business
K-J believes in smart, sustainable growth. Eight times we have been recognized by the Fast Track 50 Award from the Center for Business and Industry in Lake and Geauga counties. As a result, in 2006 we were honored by our induction into the Fast Track 50 “Hall of Fame”, an achievement of which we’re very proud.
K-J has consistently committed to supporting our community. We were honored to be the first company to receive the Jack Miller Award for Outstanding Volunteer Organization for our partnership with Neighboring Mental Health Services. K-J received The Certificate of Ohio Congressional Recognition and Achievement for our work with the Lake County ADAMHS Board.
In 2024 we were honored with the Legacy Award from the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter for our long-time top fundraising efforts for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The onset of the 21st century brought exciting change and growth through a strategic merger with Stonebrook Machine and a unique acquisition opportunity with one of the most respected special fastener manufacturers in the Midwest. Exploring additional manufacturing resources and committing to ongoing innovation will be our mantra moving forward.
As we approach our 50th Anniversary (2025) K-J will always be about people. Our longevity of Customer loyalty is extraordinary in our markets. Our experienced and dedicated staff average over 25 years in the fastener industry. It’s truly their “Quality and Care” that gives “Extraordinary Value” to our customers and to our community.