Posted February 6, 2017

Fastenal January sales up 9 percent

Sales in January jumped 9 percent to $336 million for Fastenal, compared to $308 million last year.

Daily sales of $16 million were up 3.8 percent from daily sales of $15.4 million in January 2015.

Sales to manufacturing customers were up 4.7 percent, while sales to non-residential construction customers were down by 0.1 percent.

Headcount for the Winona, Minnesota-based distributor was down by 5.3 percent, to 19,637 employees, compared to a workforce of 20,745 the same month last year.