BEK, Inc. DBA Level 1 Fasteners manufactures and stocks fasteners for military, aerospace, aircraft, medical, valve, and oil drilling applications. We are a West Virginia based company with over 60 years’ experience of producing “LEVEL 1” certified specialty fasteners using primarily non-ferrous materials (i.e. Monel, K-Monel) and stainless steel materials for the US Navy and its subcontractors such as General Dynamics and Newport News Ship Builders.
Since our inception in 1959, Level 1 Fasteners has continued to produce the highest quality fasteners for the US Navy and its subcontractors. We began in the aerospace community in Southern California, putting fasteners on board the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft, as well as countless space stations, satellites, and aircraft.
Former president and owner Jack Bourdelais realized the benefits of relocating to a more centrally located region. In the spring of 1993, Level 1 Fasteners completed its move from a susceptible location in Compton, California, to its current home in Huntington, West Virginia. In the fall of 2019, Level 1 Fasteners was handed down to the third generation of Bourdelais’ when Andrea Bourdelais, Ph.D., became majority owner in September and then acting president in the winter of 2020.
Level 1 Fasteners is housed in a 250,000 square foot manufacturing space. Together, with our over 60 years of manufacturing know-how and a dedicated group of team-oriented people, we can proudly say: “We’re able to meet all your fastening needs.”