Macedonia, OhioSC Fastening Systems, LLC, a distributor of hardware and industrial supplies, has signed a five-year agreement with The International Soap Box Derby to become the Derby’s very first Preferred Vendor. 

SC Fastening has been a part of the Derby’s supply chain since 1999 by packaging fasteners and other hardware kits used to assemble and modify race cars that are entered from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. The Derby’s new Preferred Vendor Program supports the Derby in its supply chain process, in which the vendor maintains inventory levels in stock, assists at key times throughout the cyclical-business year, and creates a partnership that will be beneficial for all parties. 

“The Soap Box Derby has been a great customer of ours since our company was established 20 years ago and we are pleased to be taking our partnership to a new level,” said Chuck Domonkos, CEO of SC Fastening. “We enjoy competing in the annual Corporate Derby Challenge and find it rewarding to support The Derby and their youth initiatives.” 

In addition, SC Fastening has committed to become the Presenting Sponsor of the Derby’s new Build N Battle Event. This one-day competition will be held at Derby Downs on October 4, 2019. Companies will compete by building their own cars on-site from a very simple car kit they will receive. After the cars are built, there will be a race for the title. 

“We appreciate SC Fastening’s forward thinking and contribution to the Soap Box Derby. This step takes that partnership to a higher level, which is a very exciting opportunity for us,” said Mark Gerberich, president and chief executive officer of the Soap Box Derby. “SC Fastening has been a good long-time partner, and this new agreement solidifies our relationship as we work to promote each other in the community.” 

The International Soap Box Derby® dates to 1934. It is a non-profit youth education and leadership development organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through fair and honest racing competitions, STEM curriculums, and other community-focused activities. 

SC Fastening Systems is celebrating their 20th Anniversary in providing a wide range of quality products and value-added services including fasteners, abrasives, concrete anchors, cutting tools, safety supplies, janitorial, electrical, welding, inventory management solutions, kitting and assembly, and custom and modified parts.