Alaskan Industrial Hardware

In 1959, Alaska Industrial Hardware was founded. It was a modest beginning with a simple plan - buy surplus nuts and bolts, remanufacture them and sell them. Working together throughout the years, four partners developed the hardware institution as it is known today.

The new company was headquartered in a one-story, one-bedroom house on Fireweed Lane in Anchorage. In time, the demand for hardware soon outgrew the original idea and it wasn't long before AIH started handling all new goods instead of surplus items.

In January, 1964, the company was moved to a new building in Anchorage's industrial area, on Whitney Road. The new headquarters' freshly-done interior was completely wiped out by the Good Friday earthquake on March 27, 1964. Fortunately, the building's sturdy metal shell remained intact. Extensive damage caused by the earthquake resulted in an increased need for hardware, which grew AIH's reach and clientele.

With the construction of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, 1974 marked the beginning of the second real growth period for AIH. The huge demand for hardware and building supplies was no small undertaking. AIH got the job done with a lot of hard work and dedicated employees. Many are still employed at AIH today - a true testimony to our company's longevity.

With eight locations throughout Alaska, AIH provides quality good and service at competitive prices. We offer a complete selection of hand and power tools, builder's hardware, contractor's and industrial supplies, and maintenance and safety products.

Our million inventory insures ample supplies when any need arises, whether it is a single hammer or 1.000 shovels. And with over 20,000 different items in stock, AIH has something for everyone's hardware needs - from a rig operator in Prudhoe Bay to the do-it-yourselfer.

AIH achieved a real milestone in 1999 - celebrating 40 years of supplying Alaska with hardware. And we are still Alaskan, through and though! Like Alaska, over the years AIH has weathered the tough times and prospered in the good ones. For this, we at AIH extend our thanks, Alaska. Here's to another 40 years!

The newest subsidiary of Alaska Industrial Hardware is Cascade Contractors Supply - providing industrial supplies to contractors throughout the Seattle-Tacoma and Portland areas. At Alaska industrial Hardware abd Cascade Contractors Supply - our job is helping you with yours!