Our Company

Creco’s facility is over 36,000 sqft and houses both Nutco and CrecoCast. Our eight acre lake not only beautifies the property, but is also an integral part of the geothermal system used to cool our entire zinc die cast line.

Nutco Equipment
  • 75 ton Minster Press
  • Over 44,000 separate taps
  • 25 Single Spindle Tappers (Snow, Onoe)
  • 12 Multi Spindle Tappers (Snow, Nu-Tap)
  • 3 High Speed Lead Screw Tappers
  • 7 Custom Designed Tappers
Finishing Equipment
  • Tumbling Barrels
  • Roto/Vibratory Finishers
  • Parts Washers with dryers
  • Rotary Separators
CrecoCast Equipment
Machine Die Space (inches) Max Shot (lbs)
American Hydracast 11 X 6 1.25
DTI 11 X 6 1.25
Frech 20 ton 16 X 9.5 2.00
Techmire 22’s 2.5 X 2.5 0.50
Techmire 44’s 4 X 4 1.00
Techmire 66’s 6 X 6 1.00

Our History:

  • 1969 - Carl Espey, a manufacturer’s rep, sees a need in the market place for a distributor of domestically produced niche fasteners. Carl and his business partner George Wallace establish Nuts Incorporated with locations in Westlake OH and Philadelphia PA.

  • 1970 - Barney Andrews comes on as general manager of the Westlake location and the company begins manufacturing many of its own products.
  • 1971 - A growing demand in the pole line hardware industry for concave lock nuts is identified and a new more efficient way to produce them is developed, doubling the size of the company overnight.
  • 1980 - The company purchases their first zinc die cast machines to produce panel nut blanks.
  • 1981 - Carl decides to go in a different direction from George Wallace and Nuts incorporate and created CRECO Corporation with two divisions, Creco Cast and Creco Specialty Nut to be later known as Nutco. The new company moves into its new 36,000 sqft facility in Seville OH

  • 1982 - Creco Cast receives its first order for custom zinc die cast parts.
  • 1983 - A 75 ton Minster press is added which helps to reduce costs and ensure the quality of our own steel and stainless panel nut blanks.
  • 1984 - Creco Corporation celebrates its 25th anniversary.
  • 1985 - Creco is awarded its first of many Patents US 4506399 A
  • 1986 - We begin our close relationship with international suppliers of Creco quality fasteners.
  • 1988 - Gary Alsdorf comes to work as sales manager and quickly becomes the general manager for both divisions. Much of Creco’s growth over the next 26 years can be attributed to Gary’s hard work and insight.
  • 1994 - Techmire 22s are added to Cast division allowing the company to produce miniature die castings for the telecomm, medical, electrical components, toy makers and jewelry industries.
  • 1996 - Creco Cast uses its 8 acre pond as part of a geo thermal project to cool all of its die cast machines. The closed loop system, with over 5 miles of geo thermal pipe, has saved hundreds of millions of gallons of water since its inception.

  • 1998 - 20 ton Frech machines are added to the cast division to allow to allow the company to make much larger net shaped parts.
  • 2001 - DTI machines were added to the cast division to improve quality and increase output.
  • 2004 - The company embraces its new ISO quality standards and receives its first certification ISO 9001:2000
  • 2008 - Designed and built “Act 2” which was designed to inspect thread presence in a nut and discard all blanks, reducing defects to a 0 ppm for 5 years straight. Also using state of the Art camera Technology.
  • 2009 - Creco Corporation celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary
  • 2014 - Creco begins the process of switching all of its factory floor lights over to LEDs. Producing better lighting on the floor as well as drastically reducing overall electrical consumption.

Nutco • 271 West Greenwich Rd. Seville, OH 44273 • P: (330) 769-2096 F: (330) 769 4660 • websales@nutco.com