About Don Nowak

Don joined Falcon in 1997 as an officer and minority partner. In 2008 Don purchased the company and became sole owner and President. Don has been involved in industrial fastener distribution for over 40 years and considers customer support his primary responsibility. He has been actively involved in numerous trade associations over his career including serving on the board of the NFDA, CBNSA and SEFA.
28 May 2014

Are We Back to Material Cost Inflation?

2017-03-21T12:00:35-04:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , |

One “benefit” from our worst recession in over 80 years was that commodity costs have been stable to down. It looks like that is about to change. […]

27 May 2014

“Pull” to Support Leaner Production

2017-03-21T12:00:35-04:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

The traditional process in supply management is to forecast demand. While there have been significant advancements in the forecasting tools in today’s ERP systems, high forecast accuracy continues to be a major challenge. As a result, inventory is often “out of balance” with requirements. […]

22 Apr 2014

SEFA Panelists Discuss U.S. Manufacturing Challenges and Opportunities

2017-03-21T12:00:36-04:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , |

The Southeastern Fastener Association (SEFA) held its annual meeting in Concord, NC April 9-11, 2014. One of the sessions at the meeting was a panel discussion regarding the challenges and opportunities that exist in United States Manufacturing. Representatives from different segments of the industry (domestic manufacturing, master distributor, independent representative, and distribution) provided their perspectives.


7 Apr 2014

Welcome to Falcon Fastening Solutions, Inc.

2017-03-21T12:00:36-04:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Lean Learning|

We are excited to announce that as of today, April 7th, 2014, Falcon Metal Corporation will become Falcon Fastening Solutions, Inc. – “Your Lean, Reliable Partner!”

This is an exciting time for our company and our brand! […]

24 Mar 2014

Lean Principles in Purchasing

2017-03-21T12:00:36-04:00March 24th, 2014|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: |

We are hearing more and more about “re-shoring” of manufacturing. The Lean concept is becoming an accepted practice in progressive US manufacturing operations. It has helped to the make our domestic organizations competitive in the global marketplace. […]

Fasteners and Class C Component Supply

Falcon supplies fasteners and inventory management services to manufacturers in North and South Carolina, Kentucky, and the surrounding areas.

Charlotte Office

10715 John Price Road
Charlotte, NC 28273

Phone: 800.438.0332

Mobile: 704.588.4740

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 7429 | Charlotte, NC 28241-7429

Phone: 704.588.4740

Fax: 704.588.5753

Kentucky Office

11536 Commonwealth Drive
Louisville, KY 40299

Phone: 502.266.6292

Fax: 502.526.5567