Clinch Northwest was founded in 2018 by Mike Wayte. With over 29 years of experience in the self-clinching sheet metal fastener business, he saw an opportunity in our new global economy for a streamlined supply operation – same quality, superior service – at a fraction of the price for clients. Mike has assembled a team of ISO9001:2009 and TS16949 certified factories to bring high quality, RoHS compliant, ASTM standardized products to the North American market. Clinch Northwest operates with the highest level of integrity and honesty, and is always customer focused.

Mike Wayte was NW Regional Manager for R.C. Dudek from 1994-2000. After R.C. Dudek was acquired by Penn Engineering (R), Mike oversaw all NW Operations including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. In 2003, Mike founded Fabmatrix, representing a number of premium component lines. Each of these lines quickly became the top sellers in his markets. Clinch Northwest is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.