Pilgrim is a manufacturer of screws, bolts, rivets, clevis pins, and other fasteners for the aerospace market with manufacturing operations located in Chandler, Arizona and a small office in Providence, Rhode Island. Pilgrim’s customers include some of the world’s biggest names in the aerospace industry.
MEIDOH, a third-generation company owned by the Hasegawa family, is the premier supplier of bolts to Toyota. They have manufacturing plants in Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and the United States, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide.
“Pilgrim is a trusted supplier to the aerospace industry,” said Yasutaka Hasegawa, president and CEO of MEIDOH. “This acquisition will allow us to diversify our business while furthering our mission of being the world’s number one fastener manufacturer.”
Pilgrim established its Chandler operations in 1998. There are currently 50 employees at the 24,500-square-foot facility, located within the Price Corridor. The property includes land for future growth.
“Chandler is a thriving hub for manufacturers of all types and sizes,” said Chandler Mayor, Kevin Hartke. “Pilgrim has long been a key supplier within our regional economy, and we look forward to their continued growth in Chandler.”
Pilgrim was recently recognized as Arizona Small Manufacturer of the Year by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Manufacturers Council and will continue to be led by its existing leadership team.
“Pilgrim and the AZ MEP have been working together for nearly ten years and we are excited by this next step in the growth of the business,” said David Garafano, senior VP of Manufacturing Programs and executive director, AZ MEP. “We welcome MEIDOH to Arizona and look forward to the continued success of the company. “