With the help of his parents, Eugene Kamins started the company in 1968 out of a single car garage as an eyelet and rivet distributor. As time went on, the distributor business grew and so did the company building as it allowed them to move out of the garage. It wasn’t until Zenith inquired about a case of glue sticks that glue was added to the inventory list. At that time, they began adding hot glue guns and marketing them to crafters and florists. His passion for his family and customers through the years helped continue to build not just a business, but a family legacy that would be passed down for generations.

Two of his eight children, Michael and Pat Kamins, have continued the legacy by showing the same passion for customers by creating high quality products that deliver top-notch performance. With a redesign of product, including multiple safety features, the Kamins have pioneered the fastener and adhesive industry by making Surebonder products safer for future generations. With the third generation of the Kamins family following in the footsteps of their grandfather, Surebonder is proud to carry forward the same passion and service with every product today.

Starting out in 1968

Surebonder History Prospect Heights