About Pivot Point Inc.

Pivot Point American Fastener Feature Story

View our feature story from American Fastener Journal exploring Pivot Point and the Leitzke Family's remarkable history as fastener manufacturing pioneers.


Pivot Point Inc. is located in the small town of Hustisford, WI, and is owned by the Leitzke Family. Since 1929, the Leitzke family has been pioneering the manufacturing of Non-Threaded Fastener Solutions. This tradition of innovation and hard work enable us to meet and exceed our customer's needs. Our ultimate goal will always be your COMPLETE SATISFACTION.

We are highly committed to offering the best service that you've ever come across. We want your experience to be positive and hassle-free throughout.

Pivot Point manufactures both stock and specialty Non-Threaded Fastener Solutions. We continually invest in automation, systems and improvements to allow us to provide fast lead times and competitive pricing.

We are widely recognized for our progressiveness in developing new fastener solutions to solve particular fastening challenges. Exclusive innovations include SLIC Pins™, Bow-Tie Locking Cotter™ Pins, Rue Ring™ Locking Cotter pins, Nylon Lanyards™, Infinity S-Hooks™ and more.

Specials are our specialty! If you are unable to locate a specific fastener for your application, put our expertise to work for you! We offer personalized engineered solutions and we are adept at designing specialized fasteners tailored to suit your particular application.

Our wide range of machine capabilities include cold heading, screw machining, high speed drilling, ball detenting, assembly and numerous other machining capabilities.

We manufacture with numerous materials including carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel and aluminum. We can provide virtually any finish that you require, including electroplating such as zinc and nickel, mechanical plating, black oxide, passivation, anodizing and more.

Pivot Point Team

From Left: Jordan Jaeger, Customer Service & Quoting Mgr.; Sabrina Hennes, Customer Svc. Supervisor; Dave Zimmermann, President
Tracy Peters, Customer Service; Cody Krohn, Quotations; Amy VanMinsel, Customer Service; Karen Mallow, Quotations..


Our History

Pivot Point Inc. and the Leitzke family have a rich history pioneering the manufacture of fastening solutions. We trace our history back to 1929 when Rein Leitzke founded Leitzke Specialties, engaged in the manufacture of various fasteners- such as clevises, clevis pins, cotter pins, keystock and washers- used primarily in the agricultural and machine building industries. The company name was later changed to Rein Leitzke Incorporated.

Rein Leitzke proved to be an extraordinary inventor and industrialist, creating such notable inventions as the Split Washer, Automatic Couplings, Adjustable Clevis Pins, Wire Stretcher and more. His company evolved to offer ever increasing product lines and unique innovations until its sale in the 1970's.

In 1982 grandson Rue Leitzke resurrected the original company under the name Pivot Point Incorporated. While our current product line includes many of the original "agricultural fasteners", other industrial markets for Pivot Point Non-Threaded Fastener Solutions have rapidly evolved, and Pivot Point supplies reliable fasteners for myriad industries including transportation, material handling, military and defense, aerospace, automation, medical, consumer products and more.

Pivot Point's line of fastener solutions continues to evolve in response to demand for increasingly complex and unique fasteners. In the same spirit of innovation as Rein Leitzke, Pivot Point has developed unique, exclusive fastener innovations such as the new SLIC Pin™, Bow-Tie Locking Cotter™ Pins, Rue-Ring™ Locking Cotter Pins, Nylon Lanyards™, Infinity S-hooks™ and more.

We are proud of our rich heritage and experience in matching and creating unique fasteners for specific applications.

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