Foley Map

What do Super Bowl XLIX and Mountz Inc. have in Common?

The answer may not be obvious, but the answer behind this question is pretty interesting. That answer is Foley, Alabama. So why is that interesting? The worldwide distribution center of Mountz, Inc. is located in Foley, Alabama. An interesting fact about Foley, Alabama is that it is a rural town near the Gulf of Mexico.…

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The Origin of Mountz Hand Made Special Bits

Helping solve manufacturing application challenges is one way Mountz differentiates itself from competitors. In fact, in the early days of Mountz, this philosophy was given a name inside the company – Customering (custom engineering for customers). This department was formed at Mountz to respond to special customer requirements, like producing custom made special bits. What we…

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Chuck Serafini

When I First Started Working at Mountz By Chuck Serafini

Charles “Chuck” Serafini was recruited to Mountz from behind the bar. A professional bartender, Chuck served up tasty drinks and became a favorite of our founder Don Mountz who set out to recruit him into sales. With a background in fastener sales, Chuck was an experienced sales person and had taken to bar-tending for extra…

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Don Mountz

The First Employees at Mountz Inc.

As we made it through the first year the strain on my wife was becoming apparent as we tried to run a business out of our home. We decided to rent a small portion of an industrial building at 1080 North 11th Street in San Jose. The rent was $75.00 a month, and we occupied…

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Mountz 50th Anniversary

Innovative Manufacturing Milestones in the Past 50 Years

The world of manufacturing has evolved rapidly in the last 50 years. Innovation and technological advances have transformed our world at a fast pace. As new technology develops, old technology quickly fades away. The “must have” consumer products of today soon becomes a relic of yesterday. Mountz was founded by Donald Mountz in 1965, a native…

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How Did Mountz, Inc. Come to Be?

Not unlike most company success stories Mountz, Inc. was formed out of an ideology to be different by an originator. Fifty years ago this month founder, Don Mountz, started Mountz, Inc. after returning from a multi-year international assignment with Cleco Tools, now known as Apex Tool Group (ATG) currently owned by Bain Capital. Don began…

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Metal Handle Click Wrenches

Metal Handle Click Wrenches for Industrial Fastening Applications

Mountz introduces two new style of click wrenches to its torque wrench product offering. The new EPT Series is an adjustable click wrench and the IPT Series is a preset click wrench. Engineered to accurately provide proper torque control, these wrenches are built with high quality materials, which reduces the frequency for maintenance and repairs…

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Mountz Torque Tools

Mountz, Inc. Celebrating 50 Years in Business

January marks the 50th year for Mountz and a golden anniversary. To be in business 50 years is no small feat. A study in Bloomberg Business Week magazine claims that one – third of all Fortune 500 companies active in 1970 had vanished by 1983. In the fast paced world of Silicon Valley, flush with…

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