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Everything You Need to Know About Our Deco Type Anchor Bolts

At Threadline Products, we offer various steel-fabricated materials that help our customers in commercial and government infrastructure construction meet demanding engineering specifications and finish projects on-time and within budget. Our commitment to offering fast, efficient delivery of our certifiable, customizable, and flexible products at competitive prices, means our product support and customer service teams are… Read more »

Threadline Products Builds for a Bigger Future

Evolving from a Lifestyle Business to Dynamic, Growth-Oriented Company

It took a decade of persistence for Josh and Jenny Miller to finally buy custom metal fabrication company, Threadline Products in 2017– setting them on a path to grow the lifestyle-oriented business into a dynamic powerhouse.

For years, Josh had set his sights on purchasing Threadline Products, which has proudly served the construction industry since 1984. He bided his time contacting the previous owner every year, waiting for her to be ready to sell.

“My background is in construction supplies. The first time I met Threadline’s owner, I asked about her exit strategy. She wasn’t ready to sell, so I waited and asked her at least once a year for the next 10 years until she was ready,” Josh reflects. “So the first key step on our journey was persistence.”

Strategic decision-making and calculated risks have followed. For Threadline Products, the path has required not only operational shifts but a profound change in perspective — one that embraces challenges and leverages opportunities.

“I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, so I’m fairly comfortable with it,” Josh said. “But that doesn’t mean you don’t lose sleep over it. I guess I’m the risk taker.”

Jenny Miller brings more than 20 years of experience in business development and product marketing, beginning her career at a leading North Carolina advertising agency before progressing into leadership marketing roles at Fortune 500 companies like Lowe’s and Coca-Cola. 

Jenny assumed the role of president for Threadline Products, focusing her work on building culture and driving organic growth, while Josh oversees operations, sales and manages the firm’s M&A pipeline from his role of vice president. 

Vision and Ambition: Igniting Growth

Growth-oriented enterprises require an allocation of resources that differs significantly from a lifestyle business. As the company expands, investments must be made in various areas, including technology, human resources, marketing, and infrastructure. 

“We’ve got some very big goals for the business in our fortieth anniversary year and beyond,” Jenny said. “We just opened a new facility in Charlotte that doubles our manufacturing space and triples our overall footprint. The new space unifies the merger with Atlantic Bolt (another Charlotte-based fastener-maker acquired in 2022) into a single space that will create efficiency and innovation.”

While some things change, other things need to remain the same – like the commitment to customer satisfaction.

“We talk about it all the time that all our decisions are customer-centered,” Josh said. “If it speeds up our process to serve our customers, we’re able to do more for our customers. Our biggest customers are growing. We need to grow with them – both in capacity and speed.”

Cultural Transformation: Unity and Purpose

Perhaps one of the most transformative aspects of this journey is the reshaping of company culture. This cultural shift emphasizes unity and alignment, where every team member understands their contribution to the collective vision. 

A cohesive culture becomes the backbone of a growth-oriented enterprise, fostering collaboration, innovation, and shared purpose. For Threadline, that culture centers around four values that center on timeless qualities like teamwork, humility, continuous improvement, and being solutions-oriented for customers, partners, and each other as employees. 

“We have created four core values for our team to understand and embrace,” Jenny said. “Now, with everybody under the same roof, we will be able to live out those core values every day and watch the effect multiply.”

But, no matter how big Threadline grows, the goal is to keep the best parts of a family business – close communication with customers, personalized service, and a responsibility to our employees.

“Our employees work hard,” Jenny said. “We have Christmas events or go bowling as a team. We’ve thrown axes or hosted golfing events with our customers. We like to do that, have a little bit of fun.”

Learn About Anchor Bolt Sleeves

Threadline Products can meet virtually any anchor bolt, metal fabricated product, and hardware need for our clients in commercial and infrastructure construction. 

Our commitment to providing one-stop supply solutions requires our dedicated staff to remain agile, fast, and flexible in markets across the Carolinas and Southeast.

To meet our customers’ diverse goals and specific requirements, we go the extra mile to deliver an extensive inventory of building products. This includes a huge variety of anchor bolts and rods, fabricated products, hardware, and anchor product solutions to suit any project, no matter how complex. 

At Your Service

In our pursuit of reliability, we understand the importance of meeting project timelines. Whether an off-the-shelf product suffices or a custom-manufactured item better suits your project’s needs, our service team is equipped to provide the answers you need. Our flexibility is tailored to meet your demands.

A One-Stop-Shop

When it comes to bolts and associated hardware, Threadline stands out due to our unmatched and comprehensive inventory. The diverse range of products in our inventory can accommodate any requirement. So, if your construction project or industrial endeavor specifies a particular material, we’re prepared to go the extra mile to meet your needs.

Wilson Anchor Bolt Sleeves

Wilson (or Contec) anchor bolt sleeves are an exceptional way to allow equipment and structural bolts to be installed correctly without the risk of misaligned bolts. ½” to 5” diameter and all constructed from non-conductive and non-corrosive high impact polyethylene plastic.

Product Description

Wilson anchor bolt sleeves are available in sizes ranging from 1/2″ to 5″ in diameter and special lengths from 4″ to 48″. The sleeve is made of non-rusting, lightweight, and high-impact plastic. 

Wilson Anchor Bolt Sleeves are integral to projects large and small. They are a crucial component with the following benefits.

  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Enhanced anchoring and stability
  • Increased load-bearing capacity
  • Resists corrosion

These sleeves eliminate the need to remove misaligned bolts during installation, which can be a time-consuming and potentially damaging process. This fact underscores the significant time and cost savings they offer during construction or maintenance projects.

Our Process

Once contracts and logistics are finalized, our customers can rely on our speed, adaptability, and efficiency to ensure timely deliveries. We are also equipped to manufacture custom products to your exact specifications. 

Some essential products, such as All-Thread Rods, Anchors, Angle Embeds, Custom Bent Bolts, Headed Stud Bolts, Single-Ended Anchor Bolts, Double-Ended Anchor Bolts, and custom pieces, are indispensable for most projects. As a trusted supplier for projects in the building, industrial, and government sectors across the country, we deliver these and more.

Learn More About Our Products 
If your project requires Anchor Bolt Sleeves or any other of our products, contact us today. Our services are fast and flexible, and our dedicated team is always at your service..

Threadline Attending NASCC: The Steel Conference

Exciting news from your friends at Threadline: Our team will be attending the NASCC: The Steel Conference for the second year in a row! 

The premier event in the steel construction industry is approaching, and our Threadline Sales Team is gearing up to participate once again in the NASCC: The Steel Conference. Scheduled to take place from March 20 to March 22, 2024, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, this conference promises an opportunity for metal fabrication industry professionals to immerse themselves in a wealth of knowledge, innovations, and networking. Having attended last year’s conference, we experienced firsthand the insights and connections forged at NASCC. 

We are excited to see old friends and forge new connections with metal fabrication industry leaders at the Steel Conference. The educational sessions offer a deep dive into emerging trends, best practices, and innovative solutions.This event offers amazing opportunities for educational sessions  and networking with thousands of the world’s best designers, fabricators, erectors, and other steel fans. 

We are looking forward to contributing to the collective knowledge and collaboration that defines this event. The conference serves as a platform to share experiences, learn from industry leaders, and inspire innovation, ultimately elevating the standards of excellence in the steel construction industry. 

Make sure to stop by booth #2018 to check out a few of our product capabilities! In addition to showcasing our products, we are offering some cool swag for booth visitors. You will also have the opportunity to engage with our amazing sales team! We encourage attendees to register to attend the conference today for the best price. 

See you in San Antonio! 

Threadline Products Opens New CLT Headquarters, Boosts Manufacturing

January 16, 2024 (Charlotte, NC) — Threadline Products – a fastener fabrication company serving the industrial and construction industries – has announced the opening of its 27,635 square-foot headquarters to meet growing demand. The recently established main office situated at 2000 Donald Ross Road in Charlotte brings together the two sites of Threadline and Atlantic… Read more »

Thread Rods, Hex Bolts, and Weld Studs: Unraveling the World of Fasteners

In the intricate world of construction and manufacturing, where precision and reliability are key, fasteners like thread rods, hex bolts, and weld studs play a crucial role. These seemingly simple components come in various shapes and sizes, each tailored to specific tasks and industries. 

In this article, we’ll unravel the world of fasteners, explaining the differences between thread rods, hex bolts, and weld studs while highlighting their unique uses and advantages across various sectors.

Thread Rods: The Long Reach

Thread rods, also known as threaded studs, are long, straight rods with threads running along their entire length. These threads allow nuts to be fastened onto the rod, creating a secure connection. Thread rods come in various materials, including steel, stainless steel, and brass, and are often used when a continuous, long fastening is required.

Thread rods are commonly used in construction for anchoring structural elements like columns and beams. They extend through multiple layers of material to provide a solid and reliable connection. Thread rods are essential for securing heavy machinery, providing the strength to maintain structural integrity.

Thread rods are versatile and adjustable, as you can cut them to the desired length. They offer excellent load-bearing capacity and can withstand heavy loads. Thread rods are corrosion-resistant when made from materials like stainless steel, ensuring durability in harsh environments.

Hex Bolts: The Versatile Fastener

Hex bolts, also known as hexagon bolts or hex cap screws, are fasteners with a hexagonal-shaped head and a threaded shaft. The bolts come in various sizes and materials, making them adaptable to diverse requirements. The hexagonal head is designed to be turned with a wrench or a socket, providing a secure and easily adjustable connection.

Hex bolts are used extensively in construction and manufacturing for joining structural components, machinery, and equipment. They are versatile and offer a high degree of precision in tightening. These bolts also offer tensile strength, making them ideal for applications with heavier loads. Their hexagonal heads have a secure grip for tightening and loosening. 


Weld Studs: The Fusion Fastener

Weld studs are fasteners made from steel or aluminum, designed to be welded directly onto a surface. They have a threaded end that allows for various components or fixtures to be attached. Weld studs come in different shapes, including threaded, unthreaded, and internally threaded.

Weld studs are commonly used in manufacturing and metal fabrication to create secure and permanent connections. They are ideal for applications where drilling holes or using conventional fasteners is not feasible. In construction, weld studs attach elements like rebar and anchor bolts to concrete structures.

Weld studs provide a strong and permanent connection, eliminating the risk of loosening or detachment. They are particularly useful in applications where drilling or machining is difficult.

Weld studs come in various materials, including steel and aluminum, making them suitable for different environments.

The Threadline Difference

Thread rods, hex bolts, and weld studs are essential fasteners that serve distinct purposes in construction, manufacturing, and various industries. Understanding the differences and advantages of these fasteners is essential for selecting the right one for a particular job and ensuring the reliability and safety of the assembled structures and components.

At Threadline, we have diverse and durable fasteners for every application. It’s not just an obligation to us; it’s how we ensure we have all the tools for all projects. So, why not check us out? Visit our website today. 

An Overview of Rods and Rod Assemblies at Threadline

Threadline is your best source for bolts, hardware, and fabricated metal products. Our team goes the extra distance to make sure customers get the exact specified products to accomplish the task at hand quickly. 

We always promise fast and efficient delivery to your jobsite. Because we’re flexible with our customizable products and huge selection of off-the-shelf offerings, customers come to us for a variety of products, including rods and rod assemblies.

Let’s take a  look at Threadeline’s rod and rod assembly offerings that keep customers coming back.

Sag/Tie Rods, Hanger Rods, Tension Rods, and Rod Assemblies

Made to order, we can furnish the complete rod assemblies from rods to clevises, turnbuckles, nuts, and washers. We supply hanger rods for HVAC and sprinkler systems; and sag rods tension rods for steel bracing and canopy support. We can fabricate “Z” rods to your specifications. No matter the job size, we can provide support rods for one canopy, or for large structures with many rod assemblies in a variety of materials and finishes.


Providing length and tension adjustment of tie rods and hanger assemblies, turnbuckles require proper sizing and the following considerations.

  • Determine turnbuckle thread size based on load and rod diameter.
  • Select the take-up length for sizes 1” and under as turnbuckles are typically 6” or 12” take-up lengths
  • Specify the desired finish in plain or HDG and any other special requirements


Typically used to connect sag or tie rods and hanger assemblies to structural steel or fabricated lugs, clevises have a pin connection that ensures the rod is loaded only with tension and there are no bending forces. They are widely used in structural steel bracing and canopy suspension projects.

The length adjustment of rod assemblies can be specified in  right-handed and left-handed threaded clevises or with right-handed threads on both clevises.

Clevis measurements consist of the tap: the diameter of rod the clevis screws into; the pin: coming in a range of sizes constrained by the clevis size; and the grip: that’s determined by the materials’s thickness.

Clevises come in a range of materials like C1035 steel, ASTM A668 Class A, 316 stainless steel, and ASTM A473 Designation A types.

So whether you need specific rods or rod assemblies, Threadline has you covered. To learn more or get a quote for your next projects, contact us today.

Headed Bolt Products

At Threadline Products, we offer  a wide variety of products that help our customers meet their specific project requirements. Headed bolts are just one category of our products trusted by construction firms across the Southeast. 

For example, headed bolts are formed from rods and steel and are heated and forged on one end. The forged end becomes either a hex head, dome head, square head, or other head shape. Used as a gripping surface for tools, our headed bolts service a range of manufacturing sector functions. Some different grades, specifications, finishes, and dimensions for specific types of headed bolts are listed below. 

Domestic or imported A325 Structural Bolts are heavy hex structural bolts used for steel to steel connections. Their diameters range from 1/2” to 1 ½” and are 1 ¼” to 12” long. The tensile strengths are 120 ksi for ½” to 1” diameters and 105 ksi for diameters of 1” to 1 1/2”. Our finishes are galvanized or plain.

Carriage Bolt Anchors differ from regular hex bolts. They have domed heads and don’t require a wrench for installation. It’s the square shape underneath the head that prevents the bolt from turning, once set in position, that makes the difference. Their domed heads keep the bolt from being pulled through wood or metal.

Socket Headed Bolts are a screw with full threads to its head. Their head is a hexagonal insert that’s used for tightening applications.

Tension Control Bolts are also known as TC Bolts. They’re made up of 1 bolt, 1 nut, and 1 washer that’s preassembled. They include a grooved extension called a spline. The spline ensures accurate, repeatable, as well as a visible indication of the right tension levels for smooth seating. They have a button head unlike the hex heads of other structural bolts. An electric shear wrench is needed to install them.

Hex Head Bolts are headed with a hexagon shaped head that come in a range of grades and finishes. This type of hex head is the standard for bolt specifiers needing forged heads. They range in size from ½” to 1 1/2” in diameter and from 1” to 12” lengths. We stock A307 hex bolts in plain, zinc, and galvanized finishes. The A307 is a carbon steel bolt in ¼” to 4” diameters for general use. The hex bolts also come in A325 and A490 styles with other grades and specifications.

Socket Head Bolts are plentifully stocked for the manufacturing industry. Flat button, socket head, plain, or stainless steel types of socket head cap screws for machinery and other uses are available.

Finally, our Lag Screw Bolts are heavy wood lag screws with a hex head in either HDG or Zinc finishes.

Threadline Products is your one-stop shop for bolts, hardware, and fabricated products. Our product support and customer service teams are always here to help our customers achieve their construction objectives. Reach out to us today.

Exploring Our Anchor Bolt Offerings

For commercial building and concrete projects, Threadline Products offers a wide variety of products, including anchor rods and bolts. 

Each of our anchor bolt offerings listed below is guaranteed to make your one-stop-shop selections all the more productive. Our F1554 anchor bolts, A325 structural connection bolts, a grade 5/8th bolt, socket head bolts, rebar, and more will start your masonry jobs off the right way. 

Deco Type Anchor Bolts are heavy duty. For anchoring machinery and heavy equipment, an adjustable nut allows for the leveling of machines and locking equipment in place.

90 Degree Bend /L-Bend /L-Anchor Bolts have a shorter leg bent at 90 degrees. Once embedded in concrete, they lock the anchor bolts in place. With nine options stocked, they’re used for fastening sill plates to concrete cotters or foundations.

Custom Bent Bolts are bent to match each customer’s specifications and also come in nine options. They often come with a tacked head that’s bent at 22 degrees.

Eye Bolts, also available in nine options, feature a round eye on one end that’s welded closed or formed in a circle to attach a ring or hook and includes a threaded end for attaching bolts.

A Hook Bolt is a bolt with a hook on one end that’s threaded on the other; a J Bolt Anchor /Rounded Bolt is similar to an L-Bend yet it’s shorter leg is bent in a small u; and a Round U-Bolt has the top of both legs threaded, for fastening a pipe to a structure, and all three come with nine style options. 

In the Headed Bolts category, Threadline offers Socket Head Bolts; Tension Control Bolts; Hex Head Bolts; Lag Screw Bolts; Carriage Bolts; and A325 Structural Bolts.

For your Rebar needs, we offer Bent A706 Weldable Rebar; L-Bends; Rebar Circle; and threaded Rebar for concrete and foundation applications. This tension device not only reinforces masonry in compression but is used in metal crafts.

Our Rods vary in terms of All Thread Rods; Double Ended Anchor Bolts; Headed Studs /Bolts; and Single Ended Anchor Bolts. And in the Smooth Rods category, our Smooth Dowels used in concrete allow for expansion and contraction of concrete as moisture and weather will always vary.

We take pride in always being at your service at Threadline Products.. Our knowledgeable customer service team is always here to help customers achieve their project goals. To learn more about our anchor bolt offerings, contact our team today.