Fry is the world's largest tin/lead
fabricator under one roof with the capacity to meet the entire
U.S. markets' requirement for solder and related products. Fry
was established in Altoona, PA in October 1979.
District, Regional and Inside Sales
people, along with authorized distributors and representatives,
guarantee reliable and immediate service for customer needs.
Fry operates a separate 5,000 sq.
ft. lead-free facility to meet the ever-pressing environmental
demands of lead related issues and stringent specifications.
Comprehensive Statistical Quality
Control and Total Quality Management programs enable Fry to receive
top survey scores and preferred supplier status from Motorola,
Chrysler Acustar, and Sprague Electric. We have earned the Magnetek
Power M and also the Ford Q1 Award. With state-of-the-art laboratories
in Altoona, PA and Alpharetta, GA, Fry provides full line research,
development, testing, and product analysis. Technical assistance
is provided by in-house metallurgists, chemists, and mechanical
The Altoona plant, along with strategically
placed warehouses, meet the demands of Just-In-Time and other
"ship to manufacture" systems. Fry's capacity is further enhanced
by a network of stocking distributors across North America. Customers
also take advantage of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ASN
(Advanced Shipping Notification).
High-recovery smelting and refining
operations provide safe "cradle to grave" liability protection
for Fry customers. The Electrolytic Refinery provides precious
The backbone of Fry's success is
the employees' commitment to the Total Improvement Process (TIP).
"We will delivery 100% conformance to customer requirements, and
will perform to a standard of zero defects in all operations of