CompX Security Products History

The name may be new to you but the brands are 252 years old in the Security Industry. That's right, CompX Security Products sounds new but it is the manufacturing umbrella for the former National Cabinet Lock, Fort Lock, Timberline Lockand Chicago Lock.
Today CompX Security Products has the premier distribution program in the security industry. The STOCK LOCKS program includes product from all four of the CompX brands and offers over 1,500 stocking products on the shelf at its two shipping locations, Mauldin, SC and Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
National Cabinet Lock, now CompX National, was founded in Rockford, Illinois in 1903 and will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. National Lock moved its cabinet lock manufacturing facility to Mauldin, South Carolina in 1982. National has always been known for its full product line of security locks, ranging from disc tumbler locks to pin tumbler locks.
In 1998, CompX acquired Fort Lock, which is still located and manufactures lock products in River Grove, Illinois. Fort Lock, now CompX Fort, was founded in 1955. Fort added the Multi-Function cabinet locks with stainless steel caps to the STOCK LOCKS program.
In 1999, CompX acquired Timberline Lock, which is still located and manufactures locks in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Timberline, now CompX Timberline, was founded in 1982. Timberline added the small diameter core removable replacement wood furniture locks and mechanisms to the STOCK LOCKS program.
In 2000 another old industry Standard was added to the CompX family, Chicago Lock. Chicago Lock, now CompX Chicago, was founded in 1920. All production of Chicago brand products is manufactured in Mauldin, South Carolina. With the addition of Chicago to the STOCK LOCKS program came the ACE II tubular lock products.
As you can see, the name is new, CompX Security Products, but you have been using and trusting the CompX name for more years than you may care to remember. CompX Security Products is in the process of developing a new combined CompX catalog, which will be completed in 2004. Contact us today for more information or a catalog.