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Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.
Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc.

Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. (Lee’s Summit, MO, Reading, PA, Rowlett, TX, Elkhart, IN, Buford, GA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the full product offering of Eck® Corrosion Prevention Coating from Van Nay, LLC (South Elgin, IL).

Eck®, an acronym for Electrolysis Corrosion Kontrol, is a patented coating formulated to prevent electrolysis and galvanic corrosion caused by contact of dissimilar metals in manufactured products ranging from playground equipment and outdoor furniture to emergency vehicles, tractor-trailers, boats, and more.

“We are very excited to add Eck’s patented corrosion prevention solutions to our line of engineered products,” said Mark Dudenhoeffer, CEO of Austin Hardware and Supply, Inc. “The acquisition enhances our ability to achieve our fundamental goal of adding value for our customers. Additionally, we believe the Eck customers who will be exposed to Austin Hardware for the first time will recognize the many benefits of doing business with us.”

Austin Hardware is a long-time authorized distributor of the full Eck® product line in North America. Customers who previously purchased directly from Van Nay’s facility in South Elgin, IL will now be serviced from the Austin location nearest them. Austin has 9 locations across the U.S. in the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.


Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of specialty industrial and vehicular hardware. Family-owned since 1960, the company has nine locations throughout the U.S. We offer an extensive inventory of top-quality, innovative hardware, as well as custom engineered solutions that ship quickly, accurately, and at competitive prices. All supported by experienced, professional customer service, dedicated to each customer’s success.