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3rd generation family business celebrates 75th year

Nuts and bolts go together and without both, you can’t produce strong equipment. They are designed to work so that they strengthen whatever they are holding together. Stafford Nut and Bolt understands the concept, which is why they’ve been around for 75 years.

The family-owned business was founded in 1949 and acquired by owner and President, James Stafford’s grandfather in 1952. Based in Augusta, Stafford Nut and Bolt specializes in industrial supply and has become a cornerstone of the local business landscape.

James Stafford, the president and owner, reflected on the company’s 75-year milestone, stating, “This journey has been a testament to the dedication of our team and the trust of our customers. We are proud to have served Augusta and beyond for three-quarters of a century.”


Stafford Nut and Bolt recently expanded its operations to Savannah, Georgia. General Manager, Craig Parrish shed light on the strategic expansion, stating, “Establishing the Savannah branch involved meticulous planning, from selecting the right location to tailoring our offerings. Despite its smaller size, the Savannah branch is gaining traction and proving to be an exciting venture for us.”

Salesperson, Vic Baker, reflecting on the company’s diverse product range, shared, “We sell very small things, but they are very important to people.” Vic expressed optimism for the future, envisioning growth in Savannah and potential expansion to new territories.

The metaphor, nuts and bolts, refers to practical facts rather than theories or ideas about a particular thing. Stafford Nut and Bolt has figured that out, which is probably why the company is celebrating 75 years in business.

Editor’s Note:
Mitzi Oxford is a veteran broadcaster and features writer who also worked at the same television station in Columbus, Georgia as Augusta’s Brad Means! If you have a South Carolina story idea for Mitzi, please email her at

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