FASTENATING NEWS SERIES: “Celebrating Your Success”
Founded in 1957 by Robert Harper, WCL Company (West Coast Lockwasher) has always stood for family, trust, honesty, and a commitment to our customers to offer quality products. When Robert started the company, he had a vision to supply washers to the masses and he set his dream in motion in a modest 350-foot rented office space in Lynwood, CA. After a stop in Downey, WCL relocated to City of Industry, CA in 1973, WCL’s brand shifted significantly to become more than washers to the fastener industry. Our expansion concentrated on a variety of C-commodity items for both mil-spec and commercial industries. Our focus on quality led WCL to become AS9100/ISO9001 certified in 2011 and we maintain those certifications today. Our scope is both manufacturing and distribution of fasteners for commercial, medical, aviation, space, and defense industries.
Here we are 66 years later, in our second generation of ownership, led by brother duo, Lee Harper, CEO and Craig Harper, President and we are still a leading force in the fastener industry. WCL is reaching new heights by embracing an enhanced team culture guided by our current management team, Craig Harper, along with Dena Beaty, Operations Manager and Holly McDaniel, Sales Manager; together, they bring over 125 years of combined service and knowledge to the fastener industry.
WCL is a mighty team of 23 talented and dedicated employees who bring diverse views, innovation, and technical expertise to our organization. They are wholeheartedly committed to offering excellence with every interaction our customers have with us. Inherent in this commitment is also our dedication to continual improvement in every aspect of our products and operations. We are committed to educating and empowering our employees, nurturing their creativity, allowing them to make decisions, to foster an engaged and motivated team atmosphere which in turn allows us to be the ultimate supplier to our customers.
We stock a diverse product line including both metallic and plastic fasteners. Our warehouse is home to over 25,000 SKUs that are the highest quality and most cost-effective fasteners and components. WCL offers robust sourcing and manufacturing resources because we want to always be the fastener experts our customers rely on. Additionally, WCL offers value-added services like kitting, packaging, assembly, barcode identification, VMI, EDI, engineering support and custom products to fit your every need.
Relationships are why WCL remains a leader in the industry, though. We connect with our customers on so many levels where we drive their success through the solutions we provide. When you partner with WCL, we will ask questions, invest in your challenges, communicate with you openly and we believe that collaboration is king. To truly build a partnership together, we will align goals, delivery schedules, and operations. We know at the heart of business, both parties are equal and equally important. Our dedication to our customers has always been and will always be at the forefront of our business model.
WCL is one of the few true “Fastening Specialists”. We have one of the broadest and most diversified inventories of fastening components available from any single source. We know what fasteners are designed to do and what its limitations are. Our engineering sales department will recommend the fastener to meet your specific needs. We are not limited to any one particular product line. We globally source products to provide you with the best prices and quality available in the industry. Our commitment to “Excellent Customer Service” is demonstrated every time you call. We support our customers with products manufactured by ourselves along with some of the world’s leading suppliers to industry.
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