H. M. Harper Company, which was based out of Morton Grove, Illinois, started in 1923.  They had a strong

  leadership team that managed the fledgling fastener company during the depression and later through wars of strife in which our country proudly fought.  Along the way H. M. Harper Company became a publicly traded company and was providing the components that were needed to keep our country together.   In 1966 the Harper Catalog was showcasing their specialty marketplace.   Corrosion Resistant Fasteners and stainless steel with 9,000 line items and 230 million pieces.  The last item that they headlined in the catalog was their nylon fastener group. Because of H. M. Harper’s success through the years they caught the attention of the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.  ITT in the Fall of 1970 made an offer and bought H. M. Harper Company for $17,000,000 in a stock purchase.

The 1970’s brought about excitement within the ITT Harper nylon fastener group.  Changes were coming.  ITT Harper was focusing on their corrosion resistant metal fastener and stainless steel products. In 1976 ITT Harper offered one of their in house nylon guru’s the opportunity to purchase all of their nylon assets.  Gus Ostrander was quick to become affectionately known as the “Head Nut” of his      new purchase.  Brookview Bolt was created.  Along with the equipment purchased from ITT Harper he reached out and purchased more equipment from Parker Precision Plastics.  With the heavy demand for customized nylon, PVC and Teflon fasteners from organization’s such as NASCAR along with others kept Brookview Bolt very busy.  Gus guided Brookview Bolt through the latter part of the 70’s into the 80’s and 90’s up to 2013.  In 2013 Douglas Sales and Promotions Corporation purchased Brookview Bolt.


Douglas Sales and Promotions Corporation has taken Brookview Bolt to new levels in the corrosion resistant fastener marketplace. Besides purchasing new equipment including a CNC Lathe, Stainless Steel Heating baths and 3D Printers the ownership has focused on offering a larger variety of our standard products along with our high quality custom products.  Today Brookview Bolt is best known for providing corrosion resistant fasteners, rollers, collars, arbors and threaded rods.  The sales base has been focused towards the wholesale marketplace along with large quantity ordering OEM’s.  Large distributors as well as medium to large wholesalers all use Brookview Bolt for their go to resource for high quality and difficult to find parts.