Based in Kenai, Alaska, Fastenal Company began as a partnership in 1967. Incorporated in 1968, it operates around 2,369 store locations located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, China, The Netherlands, Hungary and Malaysia. The firm sells industrial and construction supplies in a wholesale and retail fashion. It operates approximately 14 distribution centers in North America. Fastenal Company's product categories include fasteners, electrical, plumbing, welding, hydraulics and pneumatics, abrasives, safety, fleet/automotive and janitorial, to name a few.