Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Note – information in this section is as of year end (December 31, 2012 and also sometimes other years when indicated) unless otherwise noted. Fastenal Company (together with our wholly owned subsidiaries, hereinafter referred to as Fastenal or the Company or by terms such as we, our, or us) began as a partnership in 1967, and was incorporated under the laws of Minnesota in 1968. We had 2,652 store locations at year end. The various geographic areas in which we operate these store locations are summarized later. Globally, we employed 15,145 people as of year end. We characterize these personnel as follows: Store and in-plant 10,158 Non-store selling 1,111 Selling sub-total 11,269 Distribution 2,451 Manufacturing 569 Administrative 856 Non-selling sub-total 3,876 Total 15,145 We sell industrial and construction supplies in a wholesale and retail fashion. ... More ...